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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: 8
Views: 444

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: 519

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: 7903

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: 7903

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: 19
Views: 621

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...
by chenda
Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Oxford versus Karolinska
Replies: 19
Views: 621

Re: Oxford versus Karolinska

I think you will find it difficult to live in a van around Oxford, there may even be a rule that says you cannot own a vehicle while studying there (I know this is the case in Cambridge). +1 It would be unlawful for you to use a van for domestic inhabitation on public land like roads and lay-bys. E...
by chenda
Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Oxford versus Karolinska
Replies: 19
Views: 621

Re: Oxford versus Karolinska

How do you plan to live in a van in/near oxford ?You'll need a registered campsite which may be expensive and probably only permits short term occupation.
by chenda
Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:09 am
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Sisters birthday
Replies: 18
Views: 765

Re: Sisters birthday

Don't go if you don't want to. ''Twas their decision to emigrate...
by chenda
Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Hunter-Gatherer Economics?
Replies: 10
Views: 722

Re: Hunter-Gatherer Economics?

Become a fisherman ;)

I have a friend who rents rooms in his house and ubers as and when he needs to. The ubering is totally flexible, and the rent money is fairly reliable.
by chenda
Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: 1% rule for housing applicable UK / Worldwide?
Replies: 10
Views: 963

Re: 1% rule for housing applicable UK / Worldwide?

A 12% annual yield is very unlikely to be achievable anywhere in the U.K. at the moment - I could get 6% gross in Southampton.
by chenda
Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Free exercise
Replies: 31
Views: 1890

Re: Free exercise

Buy a pair of dumbells and just get a swim membership - or pay as you go. Swimming is a good all round cardio and usually pretty cheap.
by chenda
Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Problems money can't solve?
Replies: 13
Views: 1072

Re: Problems money can't solve?

Death. The great certainty. :|
by chenda
Sat Mar 04, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Useful realization of the day!
Replies: 6
Views: 551

Re: Useful realization of the day!

What's prompted you to arrive at this belief ?
by chenda
Sat Mar 04, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: brute journal
Replies: 174
Views: 14002

Re: brute journal

Mikebos (who sadly no longer posts) wrote a good blog post on nilism: 'I suppose my beliefs could be summed up most easily by calling it existential nihilism. The worldview of choice among angst-ridden teens. Though I manage to hold such views while simultaneously whistling a happy tune.' http://lac...
by chenda
Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Uninsulated, unheated, underground house?
Replies: 10
Views: 752

Re: Uninsulated, unheated, underground house?

@daylan - Unless you have you considerable experience in design or construction I would suggest doing it all yourself will at best be a false economy, particularly in such a specialist area. Doesnt mean you shouldn't get involved, but getting the design and construction method right before works com...
by chenda
Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Uninsulated, unheated, underground house?
Replies: 10
Views: 752

Re: Uninsulated, unheated, underground house?

There's been quite a few successful underground houses built over the years - see the architect Malcolm Wells who did a lot of work on this. Construction costs are typically higher than above ground construction, and you'll want a specialist architect and construction team with experience in this. M...
by chenda
Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Elon Musk on whether this is a simulation
Replies: 42
Views: 3162

Re: Elon Musk on whether this is a simulation

C40 wrote:Vodka generally has the best Alcohol/$ ratio.
Definitely, and easy to loose track of consumption.

@Jacob - Time for a literary revival perhaps ? ;)
by chenda
Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: The dark mountain project...
Replies: 0
Views: 283

The dark mountain project...

'The Project grew out of a feeling that contemporary art and literature were failing to respond honestly or adequately to the scale of our entwined ecological, economic and social crises. We believe that writing and art have a crucial role to play in coming to terms with this reality, and in questio...
by chenda
Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: MMM interviewed by Tim Ferriss (ERE mentioned)
Replies: 47
Views: 4326

Re: MMM interviewed by Tim Ferriss (ERE mentioned)

I didn't listen to the podcast but I've been reading a lot of MMM recently, I like his positive attitude and enteral optimism.
George the original one wrote:MMM is a couple with child, so divide their budget by 3.
Probably more than a third though for an individual; not all their costs will be variable.
by chenda
Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:10 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 274
Views: 21335

Re: Brexit

I don't see a hard brexit being geographically achievable in the long term; it would a require a hard border in Northern Ireland - highly contentious- or some kind of internal border along the Irish Sea, which is somewhat absurd. We could just join the EFTA; which would be a workable compromise: htt...
by chenda
Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Do People Change?
Replies: 23
Views: 2418

Re: Do People Change?

Most people no, only a very small minority will do so.
by chenda
Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Resign on a small sum
Replies: 28
Views: 3794

Re: Resign on a small sum

@janfromBelgium I recall reading Belgians have a legal right to self-build a dwelling in the countryside. Is this still the case ?
by chenda
Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: "Alternative" Assets
Replies: 18
Views: 2106

Re: "Alternative" Assets

@userqname - I think Jacob means it will mean less revenue hence less quality.
by chenda
Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: Law for Amateurs
Replies: 6
Views: 894

Re: Law for Amateurs

I would read up on the history of western legal systems and the development of Roman and Common Law.
by chenda
Sat Jan 21, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Professional resume writers, scam or legit?
Replies: 23
Views: 2057

Re: Professional resume writers, scam or legit?

I've never heard of them, but I can't imagine they can do anything you can't do with a bit of research. Just keep in simple and uncluttered, focus on the key points e.g your degree, work experience and skills. Ideally all on one side of A4. Giving yourself a recognisable colour logo, incorporating y...