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by jzt83
Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Net worth of 100k at 29
Replies: 33
Views: 9599

<t>I am 30 and could have had a net worth of $100k by now. By the time I was 21, I had $10k and was able save $10k per year very easily. But I constantly moved and worked sporadically. I am now saving like a mad squirrel and have $14k saved up. Since moving into my own apt, I am now only saving arou...
by jzt83
Sun Jun 16, 2013 2:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: "Retirement Will Kill You"
Replies: 8
Views: 1487

I don't want to live much longer beyond 40 anyhow.

by jzt83
Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:08 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Corworkers' Point of View
Replies: 16
Views: 2414

I know for some people, working is a way to stave off boredom at home or it's their only decent social outlet.

by jzt83
Sat May 25, 2013 2:01 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: "Make Your Own [Social and Psychological] Bubble in 10 Easy Steps"
Replies: 11
Views: 1399

Cliff notes version: Focus strongly on getting what you want, ignore most of the noise.

by jzt83
Sat May 25, 2013 9:37 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: "Make Your Own [Social and Psychological] Bubble in 10 Easy Steps"
Replies: 11
Views: 1399

<t>Wow. This article about creating your own social bubble to insulate yourself from much of society really resonates with me in spite of the fact that it was written by an apparently staunch economic libertarian. I am in the process of creating my own social bubble, as I just can't stand most of so...
by jzt83
Sun May 19, 2013 1:02 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Help with Blog Name
Replies: 13
Views: 1269

"Blog With No Name"

by jzt83
Sat May 18, 2013 4:39 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Anxiety about money and buying property
Replies: 24
Views: 3151

You could probably find someplace quieter and more private near work. A well-insulated unit can be nearly sound-proof.

by jzt83
Wed May 08, 2013 12:30 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: How to Be a Better Employee
Replies: 53
Views: 6743

<t>I'm currently a low-level loser in the restaurant business and as long as I do the bare minimum (even doing a little less is fine where I work), I can sail along forever. I have no intentions of getting promoted, but if I wanted to, all I'd have to do ask and get trained for promotion. However, b...
by jzt83
Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:56 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: How little money needed to live?, BBC article
Replies: 1
Views: 607

<r>Living on £1 a day. What an inspirational read. <br/> "Paying her £3,000 annual rent up front, she kept to her £365 budget for the year and was able to spend £1,300 on lifetime memberships of the National Trust for her brother and his wife, plus contribute to the cost of his wedding.<br/> <br/> S...
by jzt83
Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Finding Your Passion
Replies: 29
Views: 3049

<r>Author and Assistant Professor of computer science at Georgetown advocates not following your passion:<br/> <br/> "The problem is that we don’t have much evidence that this is how passion works. 'Follow your passion' assumes: a) you have preexisting passion; and b) if you match this passion to yo...
by jzt83
Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: places in the world with fast internet, low cost of living, and interesting cult
Replies: 24
Views: 2839

I haven't been, but my sister recently visited Thailand and enjoyed her visit. The major cities there are very modernized, safe and relatively cheap.

by jzt83
Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:56 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Observations, Complaints, and Descriptors...
Replies: 11
Views: 1448

<t>It's human nature. All things that have and will happen, have and will happen. We as individuals (and even larger groups) can only exert a tiny fraction influence upon the greater world. I think of the universe as a massive simulator with certain outcomes that are largely beyond our control. I've...
by jzt83
Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:43 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: The Last Cup of Coffee You Will Ever Buy (Make)?
Replies: 65
Views: 10925

For those who use an aluminum stovetop moka espresso maker, are you concerned about possibly increasing your risk of getting Alzheimer's?

by jzt83
Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:45 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: "My masters wasn't worth it"
Replies: 30
Views: 4132

<r>It was drilled into our high school heads that we ABSOLUTELY HAD TO GO TO COLLEGE! There was an emphasis on not wasting any time and going straight to college and finishing as soon as possible because, "The longer you delay getting your degree, the longer you delay getting paid a good salary" as ...
by jzt83
Sun Dec 09, 2012 7:28 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: US city guide to low rents
Replies: 9
Views: 3499

<t>If you live in a high COL area, rent a room. If you live in SF, earn a net monthly income of $5000 and rent a decent room for $750 month, your income minus rent comes out to $4250. If you rent a room in Topeka, you can expect to pay $250 for a decent room while earning a net monthly income of $35...
by jzt83
Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:26 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Don't Follow your Passion!
Replies: 7
Views: 1092

<t>The book dares to be controversial by making a very bold statement that seems contradictory and then shrouding arguments with semantical wizardry. I think the advice to not follow your passion could mislead some folks into not pursuing occupations related to their passions and to lead people towa...
by jzt83
Sat Dec 01, 2012 5:09 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: What's the new American Dream?
Replies: 13
Views: 2044

Buy buy bye bye bye.

by jzt83
Sat Dec 01, 2012 4:51 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Antifragile
Replies: 37
Views: 6922

Well, his "reinventing words" sells lots of books.

by jzt83
Sat Dec 01, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Don't Follow your Passion!
Replies: 7
Views: 1092

<r>I was watching a Google Talk given by Cal Newport where he states that one shouldn't follow their passions when figuring how to earn a living. Instead, one should cultivate passion from work.<br/> "There is, however, a problem lurking here: When you look past the feel-good slogans and go deeper i...
by jzt83
Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Avoiding Toxins
Replies: 33
Views: 4432

<t>Not cooking with a teflon coated pan or not using plastic containers is hardly a monumental effort. And there are numerous studies that show a relationship between exposure to the toxins contained in teflon and plastics and numerous health problems. Why roll the dice and take the chance? I bet pr...