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by jennypenny
Wed May 22, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Digital Minimalism
Replies: 5
Views: 688

Re: Digital Minimalism

I'm currently reading Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport. If you feel like your relationship with digital technology (email, text messaging, consuming content online, etc.) is not perfect, I heartily recommend it. Digital Minimalism was good and complements Deep Work nicely. Newport was on Dan Harri...
by jennypenny
Tue May 21, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 328
Views: 51833

Re: Brexit

For those who haven't seen it yet (it's short but funny): Burger King Brexit
by jennypenny
Tue May 21, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: inchicago's journal
Replies: 78
Views: 13845

Re: inchicago's journal

Can you Turo the car to offset the costs and still have it for when you need it?
by jennypenny
Tue May 21, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Today’s Dave Ramsey article in newspaper?
Replies: 48
Views: 4807

Re: Today’s Dave Ramsey article in newspaper?

Nomad wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 7:05 pm
This probably derails the thread completely, but I don't think he did.
Another fan of Soaked in Bleach, I see.
by jennypenny
Tue May 21, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Lemur Journal!
Replies: 150
Views: 22533

Re: Lemur Journal!

Did you take a picture of the damage?
by jennypenny
Sat May 18, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: What kind of bank account should I open?
Replies: 20
Views: 2671

Re: What kind of bank account should I open?

I think there's a regulatory reason that GS is eager to get into retail banking. Trump's election stalled the process IIRC, but I'm not an expert on GS or banking so... I wouldn't put all my money into only one bank. I've been happy with Vanguard and their banking function would work for us, but I d...
by jennypenny
Sat May 18, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: What kind of bank account should I open?
Replies: 20
Views: 2671

Re: What kind of bank account should I open?

We currently have accounts with both Wells Fargo and a local credit union. While I prefer the credit union, DD is in China and DS is in Rapid City, so it's much easier for me to manage everyone's money through Wells Fargo accounts. When (*if* :lol: ) the kids start managing their own money, I'll giv...
by jennypenny
Wed May 15, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Non-ere things you are happy to pay for
Replies: 30
Views: 4383

Re: Non-ere things you are happy to pay for

+1 to Kriegsspiel I also pay for good coffee and real cream, local produce, and better quality food in general. One thing that's definitely an extravagance is travel. We mostly travel on rewards points since DH travels weekly for work, but these days I pay to upgrade the experience because I'm so ti...
by jennypenny
Wed May 15, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Today’s Dave Ramsey article in newspaper?
Replies: 48
Views: 4807

Re: Today’s Dave Ramsey article in newspaper?

I'd give the same advice as Ramsey. He picked something in the middle of the range she gave, which works from a behavioral standpoint. It's better to give advice that people will adopt and stick with. In my experience, I have more luck nudging people when I'm involved in setting the range of possibi...
by jennypenny
Wed May 15, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Sam Harris - Idiot?
Replies: 59
Views: 7374

Re: Sam Harris - Idiot?

@daylen-- When you use the term meme, do you mean it like 'value'? Beliefs are pretty specific and by the nature of the terminology are require a bit of faith and an outside 'something' to believe in. Values are inherent principles, many of which like the golden rule have survived for millennia by b...
by jennypenny
Tue May 14, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Suomalaisen Päiväkirja
Replies: 455
Views: 55437

Re: Suomalaisen Päiväkirja

DS says to listen to the podcast and skip the book. "The podcast tells you pretty much everything you need to know. The book says the same stuff, only takes too long." :lol:
by jennypenny
Tue May 14, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Suomalaisen Päiväkirja
Replies: 455
Views: 55437

Re: Suomalaisen Päiväkirja

If you get the chance, read The Power of Agency . It's an easy read (an airplane read, if you know what I mean) yet it points out some ways to feel like you've got hold of the reins again. Art of Manliness did a podcast with one of the authors recently if you want a preview (I know podcasts aren't y...
by jennypenny
Tue May 14, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Biased news
Replies: 61
Views: 10862

Re: Biased news

I'll admit to being a Matt Taibbi groupie, but I really enjoyed this discussion of the state of journalism between Chris Hedges and Taibbi. Taibbi's new book is also good (you can get excerpts on his website).
Part One
Part Two
by jennypenny
Tue May 14, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Tulsi 2020: Anti-war Democrat says she’s running for US president
Replies: 57
Views: 7900

Re: Tulsi 2020: Anti-war Democrat says she’s running for US president

Several Trump voters I know like Gabbard. They liked Trump because he promised to get the US out of far-flung conflicts around the world and clean up the VA. They feel he hasn't delivered on that promise but believe she would. She's pretty far left though with her support of medicare-for-all and lat...
by jennypenny
Sun May 12, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Seppia's journal
Replies: 170
Views: 21584

Re: Seppia's journal

DD is trying to get a job in Hong Kong when she's done working in Nanjing because she loves it, too.

Funny, she also loves Metallica ... you two could be besties lol.
by jennypenny
Sun May 12, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: A Journey of Mindfulness--the Remaking of Life in Midstream.
Replies: 555
Views: 126310

Re: A Journey of Mindfulness--the Remaking of Life in Midstream.

Belated Happy Birthday! Sometimes money accumulation/management (also referred to as money hoarding ;) ) is more of an avocation than an obsession. I think as long as you're not neglecting other areas, pursuing greater financial resources can be seen as indulging in a hobby or practicing skills that...
by jennypenny
Sun May 12, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Too Old To Retire "Young"
Replies: 411
Views: 84253

Re: Too Old To Retire "Young"

Wow, new house, new job ... congrats!
by jennypenny
Sun May 12, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Tulsi 2020: Anti-war Democrat says she’s running for US president
Replies: 57
Views: 7900

Re: Tulsi 2020: Anti-war Democrat says she’s running for US president

@Clarice -- Mate is an interesting guy. I listened to this interview a few months ago when I was doing research on meaning (comments on meaning start @5min mark). As iDave said, he does tend to view everything through the trauma lens which IMO doesn't always apply, an example being how he thinks all...
by jennypenny
Sun May 05, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: If the "right thing to do" is to not have kids, who do you think IS having kids?
Replies: 82
Views: 7727

Re: If the "right thing to do" is to not have kids, who do you think IS having kids?

This isn't the first generation of would-be parents who've been in this situation. This might be the first generation who hasn't assumed that the future for their offspring was risky at the very least. Most previous generations have grown up with the threat of war (DH and I met during the height of ...
by jennypenny
Sat May 04, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: You are the average of the five people you spend the most...
Replies: 87
Views: 20426

Re: You are the average of the five people you spend the most...

Personally, I consider changes to gene expression to be physical. I don't consider the evolution of personality/role of self to be physical in the same way. Part of my opinion comes from the fact that epigenetic changes are quantifiable in a way that personality changes aren't. I suppose all mental ...