Search found 795 matches

by Gilberto de Piento
Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Shaq says the Earth is flat.
Replies: 33
Views: 1539

Re: Shaq says the Earth is flat.

It sounds like Shaq is laying the groundwork for a run for president in 2020.
by Gilberto de Piento
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New to board
Replies: 3
Views: 228

Re: New to board

Welcome!
by Gilberto de Piento
Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: So Good They Can't Ignore You thread?
Replies: 9
Views: 620

Re: So Good They Can't Ignore You thread?

I suppose I should say what I liked about Deep Work. The main thing was that I need to train my brain that it's ok to be bored and not to entertain itself with distractions at every opportunity. Seems obvious but it's important to set aside time to work without distractions.
by Gilberto de Piento
Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: So Good They Can't Ignore You thread?
Replies: 9
Views: 620

Re: So Good They Can't Ignore You thread?

I haven't read it but Deep Work was helpful to me (same author).
by Gilberto de Piento
Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: The Law Against Social Parasites
Replies: 29
Views: 1656

Re: The Law Against Social Parasites

You could also be self employed to avoid the tax/fine. This just seems like a natural extension of socialist thought. Unproductive serfs should be punished. How is this an extension of socialist thought? It seems like socialism would be ok with unemployed people getting services without paying taxes...
by Gilberto de Piento
Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Best break-up Advice?
Replies: 49
Views: 2354

Re: Best break-up Advice?

Accept that things are going to suck for awhile but also recognize that things will get better with time. It may seem inconceivable now but you will meet someone else. The reddit advice of "hit the gym, lawyer up, delete facebook" is not the worst (lawyer probably not needed in this case t...
by Gilberto de Piento
Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: the animal's journal
Replies: 260
Views: 44502

Re: the animal's journal

Your life right now looks really interesting, thanks for sharing the pics.

It's great you got to see a wolverine though it sounds like the circumstances sucked. Trapping is disgusting and unsportsmanlike.

Subscribed to your blog.
by Gilberto de Piento
Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: the animal's journal
Replies: 260
Views: 44502

Re: the animal's journal

You can find it at [url]arcticessays.wordpress.com[/url]


The link to your blog in your earlier post is broken. You have to put the "http://www." in the link or it won't work. http://www.arcticessays.wordpress.com
by Gilberto de Piento
Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: brute journal
Replies: 168
Views: 12823

Re: brute journal

I choose to, as best I can, not to think about things like "meaning" and am happier for it. I used to think more like brute and it was rough. I wish you the best of luck with these kind of issues, seriously.
by Gilberto de Piento
Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Gilberto de Piento's Journal
Replies: 218
Views: 35667

Re: Gilberto de Piento's Journal

developing technology that converts maple syrup into electricity


NO! Maple syrup is delicious. Not worth it!
by Gilberto de Piento
Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Gilberto de Piento's Journal
Replies: 218
Views: 35667

Re: Gilberto de Piento's Journal

Ha! Thanks! You and BRUTE are going to get along great you have the same sense of humor. :)
by Gilberto de Piento
Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: Something From Nothing Log
Replies: 270
Views: 26247

Re: Something From Nothing Log

You know, if you want to, you can ride a bike without the front derailleur working. You can just leave it in whichever ring it's stuck in, or take the derailluer off the bike entirely (you'll have to take the chain apart and put it back together, but I'm assuming you can do that). If you take it of...
by Gilberto de Piento
Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: cmonkey's journal
Replies: 582
Views: 64893

Re: cmonkey's journal

You are a savings machine! Great job! I'm very impressed.

Also, I like the "Savings & Expenses" and FAI charts. You are good at capturing more than one piece of information in a chart.
by Gilberto de Piento
Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Gilberto de Piento's Journal
Replies: 218
Views: 35667

Re: Gilberto de Piento's Journal

Good job although I admittedly don't understand your charts. Thanks! The first chart shows percent saved by month. Divide the amount of money I saved by the amount I earned. The second chart shows my withdrawal rate by month. This is the amount I spent this month multiplied by 12 (to get to yearly ...
by Gilberto de Piento
Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Gilberto de Piento's Journal
Replies: 218
Views: 35667

Re: Gilberto de Piento's Journal

Awesome! We achieved our lowest spending ever this month as well, and highest savings rate. I'll have an update out this week I think.


Great! Nice job. I give you a lot of credit because you have changed the fundamental structure of your finances rather than playing around at the edges like I am.
by Gilberto de Piento
Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: Something From Nothing Log
Replies: 270
Views: 26247

Re: Something From Nothing Log

I found a dollar on the ground yesterday. I found a bike taillight (in pieces) in the street earlier this week. I put it back together and it works except that the lens has a crack. I'm going to glue the crack to keep water out and put it on my bike trailer. I would like to return it but I put an ad...
by Gilberto de Piento
Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: SWR milestone record
Replies: 129
Views: 37013

Re: SWR milestone record

In the single digits today at 9.9% SWR! :D
by Gilberto de Piento
Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Gilberto de Piento's Journal
Replies: 218
Views: 35667

Re: Gilberto de Piento's Journal

February 2017 Lowest spending ever! SWR under 10%! 10+ years of expenses saved (not counting interest)! :D :shock: The above mentioned low spending and the resulting other stats are in part dependent on random variation. This month was easy because there were no large bills (car insurance, medical ...
by Gilberto de Piento
Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Zalo's Journey
Replies: 74
Views: 11523

Re: Zalo's Journey

Good work making progress on getting a job. Some questions, since I am not in this field and some of the details look unusual to me: 1. How does the profit sharing work? What are you really likely to get out of this. 2. How does the commitment work? You have to work there for three years? 3. They on...
by Gilberto de Piento
Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: cimorene12's journal: change or die
Replies: 414
Views: 111192

Re: cimorene12's journal: change or die

Thanks for the update. Glad things are going well! Have fun in NZ.
by Gilberto de Piento
Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Humans and the Environment
Replies: 82
Views: 4202

Re: Humans and the Environment

I hate to say this but don't feed the troll. The global warming thread got locked so steveo started this one on a very similar topic so he could continue arguing and posting inaccurate information. He admitted in the old thread that he just likes arguing. I gave him the benefit of the doubt before b...
by Gilberto de Piento
Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: ERE Book Club: Sacred Economics
Replies: 1
Views: 226

ERE Book Club: Sacred Economics

I can't remember how the ERE book club is supposed to work but here goes. I just finished Sacred Economics which you can read for free at: http://sacred-economics.com/read-online/ The book was long and sometimes slow but it had some interesting ideas: A negative interest rate to keep money in use ra...
by Gilberto de Piento
Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: Something From Nothing Log
Replies: 270
Views: 26247

Re: Something From Nothing Log

Wrapped it up with some simple cotton tape and plugged the bar ends with wine corks from the recycle bin. The bike looks good! I use wine corks too. For anyone else who wants to do cotton tape on a bike and wants it to be even cheaper, look at hockey tape. I haven't done a side by side comparison b...

Go to advanced search