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by chenda
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investing first £25k (UK)
Replies: 10
Views: 197

Re: Investing first £25k (UK)

@jacob - I mean these things https://www.nsandi.com/premium-bonds

Not proper bonds its like a lottery.
by chenda
Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investing first £25k (UK)
Replies: 10
Views: 197

Re: Investing first £25k (UK)

Put it in premium bonds, almost zero risk and if he's lucky might get him a much better return than a savings account.
by chenda
Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: The full peanut butter
Replies: 14
Views: 639

Re: The full peanut butter

The link appears not to work...?
by chenda
Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Marriage Trends
Replies: 58
Views: 2598

Re: Marriage Trends

I wonder if these figures take into account long term cohabitation, which is functionally the same and may be partially offsetting the decline in legally defined marriage.

And gay marriage might start to arrest the decline ?
by chenda
Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: My partner earns far more than me but wants me to pay a half share
Replies: 78
Views: 3732

Re: My partner earns far more than me but wants me to pay a half share

@7wannabe5 I would say that's fair as the land isn't going to depreciate or incur higher costs with you been on it, unlike a house. TBH, he wouldn't haven't been allowed to change anything outside the spare room, where he wouldn't be sleeping anyway...so probably an unfair deal for him, though that'...
by chenda
Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: My partner earns far more than me but wants me to pay a half share
Replies: 78
Views: 3732

Re: My partner earns far more than me but wants me to pay a half share

When my b/f almost moved in, I told him I would charge him £400 a month all bills included - which is exactly what the spare room would have rented for. The market rate feels the fairest price to charge; the respective incomes should be irrelevant.
by chenda
Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Another view of death...
Replies: 20
Views: 951

Re: Another view of death...

sky wrote:
Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:34 pm
"When I am, death is not, and when death is, I am not"
You are not, but the sense/illusion of self continues...
by chenda
Sun Jun 11, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Another view of death...
Replies: 20
Views: 951

Another view of death...

Interesting take on death from a non-religious perspective. I found it both reassuring and disturbing... http://www.naturalism.org/philosophy/death/death-nothingness-and-subjectivity ''This paper critiques the widespread secular misunderstanding of death as a plunge into oblivion...By degrees, the r...
by chenda
Mon May 29, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Money on the floor
Replies: 3
Views: 466

Re: Money on the floor

Yes indeed, I never walk pass a penny without picking it up. They go in a special jar.

When I was about 6 I once found a wallet on a cliff full of £1000s of travellers cheques. We handed this in to the police though.
by chenda
Wed May 24, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: Struggle eating an avocado?
Replies: 19
Views: 889

Re: Struggle eating an avocado?

There's a brief optimum point of ripeness where the skin and stone will slip off easily. Avocados need management...
by chenda
Tue May 23, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Thought Experiment/Question
Replies: 35
Views: 1831

Re: Thought Experiment/Question

I honestly don't think it would have any significant impact on my purchasing.
by chenda
Mon May 22, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Health Insurance Abroad
Replies: 7
Views: 371

Re: Health Insurance Abroad

Felipe wrote:
Mon May 22, 2017 4:29 am

Is this irresponsible?
Yes. Repatriation costs alone make it a worthwhile precaution.
by chenda
Sun May 21, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Transportation Questions
Topic: How to Uber in a Different Country
Replies: 7
Views: 425

Re: How to Uber in a Different Country

Well where are you going ? A first world airport will likely have free wifi, and phone shops...
by chenda
Tue May 16, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Best Countries for Americans to Immigrate
Replies: 42
Views: 3070

Re: Best Countries for Americans to Immigrate

The Germanic countries are worth considering; several of them may meet most of your criteria.
by chenda
Tue May 16, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Best books on depression?
Replies: 19
Views: 1313

Re: Best books on depression?

This is worth a look: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Depression-Cur ... 0091929814

It didn't work for me, but he has some good ideas.
by chenda
Sun May 14, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Expat Resources
Replies: 9
Views: 718

Re: Expat Resources

@thrifty++ Isn't rural land cheap though ? When I was there in the 1990s I remember people would buy a house and have it delivered on the back of a lorry to their site. One I saw was resting on top of oil cans in the middle of a field.
by chenda
Thu May 11, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: University in England (Fees or Graduate Tax)
Replies: 7
Views: 550

Re: University in England (Fees or Graduate Tax)

An alternative idea would be to phase out any student loans from the government and let universities set their own fees. Students would be forced to borrow at market rates, lenders would consider future earnings. Degrees could become cheaper and shorter. Many of newer universities would either disap...
by chenda
Wed May 10, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: How much can diet combat depression/anxiety?
Replies: 10
Views: 619

Re: How much can diet combat depression/anxiety?

I saw a psychiatrist recently to deal with depression/anxiety issues after stopping anti-depressants in October last year. He believes there is a strong connection between diet and mental health. The results of some expensive testing said I was low in certain neurotransmitter metabolites, suggesting...
by chenda
Tue May 09, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Alternative Investments as opposed to work
Replies: 36
Views: 2931

Re: Alternative Investments as opposed to work

Buy a house and rent out rooms.
by chenda
Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: 35 and hating latest career change to teaching. Sinking into depression
Replies: 30
Views: 3671

Re: 35 and hating latest career change to teaching. Sinking into depression

I think you should leave your job immediately; sounds like it isn't going to get better for you there.

Have you considered doing social media consultancy, alongside professional blogging ? I know a few people who do this, if your interested.
by chenda
Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: ERE w/ condo
Replies: 7
Views: 909

Re: ERE w/ condo

Yes, yes and yes :)

Even better have 2 spare rooms to rent and live off the income...
by chenda
Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Obtaining a Second Passport
Replies: 78
Views: 9071

Re: Obtaining a Second Passport

@Ego thanks! Basically if a parent or grandparent was born on the island of Ireland you are entitled to Irish citizenship. If it's a parent you can apply for a passport directly, if, as in my case, it's a grandparent you have to first register your birth as a foreign birth. You need to send original...
by chenda
Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Obtaining a Second Passport
Replies: 78
Views: 9071

Re: Obtaining a Second Passport

Got my Irish citizenship certificate today, which helpfully included a passport application. Never thought I'd have to do this but #fuckbrexit
by chenda
Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Oxford versus Karolinska
Replies: 36
Views: 2230

Re: Oxford versus Karolinska

If you're doing the degree for career advancement and ROI is important then I would lean towards oxford, even if the costs are not as favourable. Rightly or wrongly it's brand will be a significant asset. If this is more about personal interest or self development then I would go towards the most af...