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by scriptbunny
Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Best packable permanent alternative for a matress?
Replies: 58
Views: 2983

Re: Best packable permanent alternative for a matress?

Buckwheat pillow? You can take out hulls to flatten.
by scriptbunny
Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: How Libertarian Are You?
Replies: 43
Views: 1529

Re: How Libertarian Are You?

Governments are needed for regulations, yes. That's a primary function. Depending on the regulation, libertarians would disagree with you. But the 'basic needs' you listed (food, housing, healthcare) have to be produced by someone. Who will compel them to produce if they could get paid better doing...
by scriptbunny
Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: How Libertarian Are You?
Replies: 43
Views: 1529

Re: How Libertarian Are You?

@ThisDinosaur Many services I value that can be/are provided by the government wouldn't be viable businesses. For example, regulating the negative externalities of industrial processes (e.g. pollutants) would be costly with little upside for a business but are important to me as an individual. Also,...
by scriptbunny
Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: How Libertarian Are You?
Replies: 43
Views: 1529

Re: How Libertarian Are You?

@ThisDinosaur -- I admire the self-sufficiency of folks on here. I just also think a society relies on a certain level of interdependence. While being self-sufficient is nice, not everyone can be self-sufficient in all aspects of their life all the time. And I'm not loathe to have a government to ta...
by scriptbunny
Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: How Libertarian Are You?
Replies: 43
Views: 1529

Re: How Libertarian Are You?

0% as to be expected.
by scriptbunny
Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Responsibility for Parents
Replies: 39
Views: 1765

Re: Responsibility for Parents

I agree with everyone else. Make a plan, taper down your contributions, stick to it. Offer your parents emotional support insofar as you are comfortable, but any financial support you give will be squandered and will only cause you to feel resentful (which means you may not show up when your parents...
by scriptbunny
Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Responsibility for Parents
Replies: 39
Views: 1765

Re: Responsibility for Parents

To the extent possible, I'd try not to take what they say/do personally. They're probably deeply stressed and even discussing minor things about finances with you will cause them to act out. Instead, I would try to find a strategy that balances your financial interests with your real or perceived mo...
by scriptbunny
Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Marriage Trends
Replies: 66
Views: 3091

Re: Marriage Trends

With regard to marriage vs. education/income: EITC marriage penalty? I also wonder how much of this is just capturing the effects of more middle-class folk getting college degrees and thereby married and having kids later? That is to say, educational attainment, marriage rates, and income are all po...
by scriptbunny
Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: My partner earns far more than me but wants me to pay a half share
Replies: 78
Views: 3822

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

@7w5 - I think I understand what you mean. To clarify, my boyfriend and my spending paradigms are pretty similar; it is our salaries that differ. I would say that-- absent the crude vagaries of living in the modern world-- my weighting of the importance of salary on character is low. I don't think o...
by scriptbunny
Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: How to make the next 5 years of hardcore accumulation really good ones?
Replies: 25
Views: 1488

Re: How to make the next 5 years of hardcore accumulation really good ones?

@FrugalFred - That commute is brutal. Even if it costs some money, is it possible for you to find work closer to your home or for you to move out from you parents' place?
by scriptbunny
Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: My partner earns far more than me but wants me to pay a half share
Replies: 78
Views: 3822

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

@7w5 - Your question, my brain, does not compute. My boyfriend and I are partners. I don't seek to compel him through power or vice versa-- at least not consciously. Our dynamic is to help the family unit (i.e. each other) out. Once we're married I expect our finances to reflect that single unit-nes...
by scriptbunny
Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: My partner earns far more than me but wants me to pay a half share
Replies: 78
Views: 3822

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

My boyfriend and I had roughly this conversation when I bought my place. He was underemployed and struggling. The thought of me as a landlord worried him. He thought to himself: Will she kick me out if I can't pay? Will she break up with me? Is our relationship so transactional? Meanwhile, I thought...
by scriptbunny
Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Burnout
Replies: 25
Views: 4778

Re: Burnout

Re-upping this thread. Any advice for a temporary salve to jacob's type-2 burnout? I figure I need about 6 weeks of mental energy to finish a project and find another job.
by scriptbunny
Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: At a mult-fork in the road
Replies: 8
Views: 544

Re: At a mult-fork in the road

I feel like option 3 IT with infosec focus is the clear winner. High demand (something that's not going to change anytime soon), good pay, low start up cost, and you're interested in the field. Am I missing something?
by scriptbunny
Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ScriptBunny Journal II
Replies: 85
Views: 15609

Re: ScriptBunny Journal II: June 2017

Did you have any indication you would be tapped for up to $12k? No. Will you declare the well to be dry once you are FI, or are these transfer payments something you will budget for? For relatives that are not my mother, I'm not planning for transfer payments after FI (or even after this one year c...
by scriptbunny
Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ScriptBunny Journal II
Replies: 85
Views: 15609

ScriptBunny Journal II: June 2017

Assets Pre-tax retirement 106,372.76 Post-tax retirement 24,102.17 After-tax investments 31,515.53 Cash 40,971.43 Physical assets: 2/1 condo in good location (mortgaged), 6.2 kW solar array Spending Home 1865.83 Utilities (shared) 14.17 Internet (shared) 22.50 Water 112.93 Phone 54.64 Transportatio...
by scriptbunny
Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Being misunderstood while trying to be ERE/ Finding a partner
Replies: 67
Views: 2659

Re: Being misunderstood while trying to be ERE/ Finding a partner

TheRedHare wrote:I just use it in a joking manner, kinda like how they call us weirdos or crazies.
Who are "they"?
by scriptbunny
Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Guilty?
Replies: 4
Views: 242

Re: Guilty?

You and your girlfriend shouldn't feel guilty. They offer poor working conditions for low pay, they should expect high turnover.
by scriptbunny
Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: How to make the next 5 years of hardcore accumulation really good ones?
Replies: 25
Views: 1488

Re: How to make the next 5 years of hardcore accumulation really good ones?

@James_0011 -- Do you mean the mechanics on how to form a friendship with a specific individual or how to find people you'd want to be your friends?
by scriptbunny
Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: How to make the next 5 years of hardcore accumulation really good ones?
Replies: 25
Views: 1488

Re: How to make the next 5 years of hardcore accumulation really good ones?

Prioritize your relationships and your health (physical and mental). Also, and I mean this as nicely and sincerely as possible, develop the research skills and find enough close friends in meatspace so that you're not using internet strangers as sounding boards for every minor life decision.
by scriptbunny
Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Steps to detoxify from toxic chemicals?
Replies: 15
Views: 603

Re: Steps to detoxify from toxic chemicals?

You will be exposed to toxic chemicals, not too much you can do about it. To the extent that I know a toxin is particularly harmful and/or prevalent in my region, I take steps to avoid it if it's convenient to do so. Frankly, there are too many possible risk factors to keep track of them all. But if...
by scriptbunny
Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Different ways to make an impact on young humans
Replies: 1
Views: 152

Re: Different ways to make an impact on young humans

I mentor a young lady as a Big Sister and I know there's a dearth of Big Brothers where I'm at. You're only spending time with one kid, but you follow them as they grow and can tailor your commitment according to their/your needs. I've heard one Big Sister in the local program has her Little and her...
by scriptbunny
Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Being misunderstood while trying to be ERE/ Finding a partner
Replies: 67
Views: 2659

Re: Being misunderstood while trying to be ERE/ Finding a partner

@TheRedHare: I only used OKC. Of the couples I know who met through dating apps, most are from OKC, with a smattering also from Match, JDate, and Bumble.
by scriptbunny
Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Quitting Sugar?
Replies: 20
Views: 874

Re: Quitting Sugar?

My withdrawals lasted 2-3 weeks when I quit sugar/refined carbs. Completely worth it, though.
by scriptbunny
Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Being misunderstood while trying to be ERE/ Finding a partner
Replies: 67
Views: 2659

Re: Being misunderstood while trying to be ERE/ Finding a partner

I'm a +1 on online dating generally and OKCupid specifically. I found my significant other that way and a good portion (more than a quarter) of the stable couples we know met online. I don't think it's the ERE stuff that's concerning your friends so much as the never leaving your house bit. Do you h...