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by jennypenny
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Escape Everything
Replies: 20
Views: 1090

Re: Escape Everything

Wringham posted about the book while he was writing it ... viewtopic.php?f=4&t=5503
by jennypenny
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: The Moneyless Manifesto
Replies: 16
Views: 3656

Re: The Moneyless Manifesto

Here is a recent interview with Mark Boyle about his new book, The Way Home: Tales from a Life Without Technology . They discuss giving up technology as well as some more ERE-related topics, like how living the kind of life that Boyle does prepares you for potential SHTF scenarios (whether global or...
by jennypenny
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving
Replies: 44
Views: 4716

Re: Happy Thanksgiving

Bumping to wish everyone Happy Thanksgiving. This forum (inc. jacob's work and guidance) is one of the things for which I'm truly grateful.

jp
by jennypenny
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Hipster? Dinosaur?
Replies: 79
Views: 4556

Re: Hipster? Dinosaur?

I dunno ... some things feel fundamentally different. I notice it most wrt parenting. When I was growing up, we didn't have cell phones so our parents didn't really know where we were all day. Our house rule was to be home by the time the street lights came on. Nowadays parents know where their kids...
by jennypenny
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Systems Thinking
Replies: 12
Views: 830

Re: Systems Thinking

Scott Page has a good free course on Coursera.
by jennypenny
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Hipster? Dinosaur?
Replies: 79
Views: 4556

Re: Hipster? Dinosaur?

I don't agree either. Hipsters and dinosaurs are very different when it comes to access to information. It may seem trivial when it comes to social media or internet surfing, but there are things you cannot do over the phone or in person anymore, and even if you still can there will be long wait tim...
by jennypenny
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Cooking Levels (Wheaton Scale)
Replies: 49
Views: 1896

Re: Cooking Levels (Wheaton Scale)

@daylen -- Cultural awareness and and understanding of culinary traditions might be the cooking equivalent of Tyler's Portfolio Charts. You can study the ingredients/assets, and then look at how the different recipes/portfolios are put together. Some appeal more than others but all are arguably good...
by jennypenny
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Cooking Levels (Wheaton Scale)
Replies: 49
Views: 1896

Re: Cooking Levels (Wheaton Scale)

In some sense, specialist are the least qualified to construct learning scales of their field unless they are actively teaching (early levels become unknown knowns). The 'logic' or 'template' of these scales only becomes more apparent by generalizing across many of them. Also, generalists would ten...
by jennypenny
Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Cooking Levels (Wheaton Scale)
Replies: 49
Views: 1896

Re: Cooking Levels (Wheaton Scale)

I don't mean this to sound snarky (at all!), but the scale that's emerging is definitely being constructed by people who aren't trained in culinary arts. I don't mean that as a criticism ... it's more like if the people who created the ERE Wheaton scale were mostly from levels 3 & 4. There's a sligh...
by jennypenny
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: 'Ishmael' Trilogy by Daniel Quinn
Replies: 31
Views: 3235

Re: 'Ishmael' Trilogy by Daniel Quinn

That thread ...
theanimal wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:25 pm
I presented some of his arguments in a thread here around that time and received a lot of push back which discouraged me from posting about it more.
Don't ever feel discouraged, your posts are great.
by jennypenny
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Brokerage Diversification
Replies: 15
Views: 1563

Re: Brokerage Diversification

With Schwab buying TD Ameritrade, it's getting harder to spread your money around.

Is Schwab ok? I have an account at TD that I assume will get moved.
by jennypenny
Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: The Man Who Solved the Market
Replies: 9
Views: 859

Re: The Man Who Solved the Market

Oops, didn't realize you were being sarcastic. Then yes, I totally agree with you that the review overemphasized politics, especially since I thought the author did a good job of walking a straight line through all the main characters, politically and otherwise. (Mercer isn't the only one with some ...
by jennypenny
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: investing in ETF
Replies: 40
Views: 3224

Re: investing in ETF

This three-part Real Vision interview with Steve Bregman is a couple of years old but it was recently published on its public youtube channel. They discuss (in a digestible way) the risks buried in ETFs and index funds. They also discuss bitcoin. (warning: the interviews are slow-moving) Part 1: Are...
by jennypenny
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Generational Differences
Replies: 123
Views: 30653

Re: Generational Differences

A recent series of videos on Real Vision with Neil Howe, Grant Williams & Harald Malmgren. Part 1: The Fourth Turning Explained - Boomers vs Millennials Generational Crisis Part 2: Generational Power Transfers During Political Crisis Part 3: How Is Today's America Different from 100 Years Ago?
by jennypenny
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: The Man Who Solved the Market
Replies: 9
Views: 859

Re: The Man Who Solved the Market

I looked at the book again. Politics is the main focus of the next to last chapter. It revolves around Mercer and his role in Trump’s election and, to the author's credit, avoids being a straight-up anti-Trump screed. To my mind, the bigger issue that comes out of that chapter is whether individual ...
by jennypenny
Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: The Man Who Solved the Market
Replies: 9
Views: 859

Re: The Man Who Solved the Market

@MI — It’s a yarn.

@Salathor — The book isn’t about politics. It doesn’t even come up until the last couple of chapters.
by jennypenny
Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: So I splurged and got a Kindle Oasis 3 :)
Replies: 25
Views: 1235

Re: So I splurged and got a Kindle Oasis 3 :)

jacob wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:32 pm
I score 98% in conscientiousness on the Big5.
That's also why you're an OG in the FIRE community ... The Psychology of Portfolio Withdrawal Rates

sorry for the OT ...
by jennypenny
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Audio books
Replies: 15
Views: 3442

Re: Audio books

If you haven't listened to them already, the Hardcore History podcasts (by Dan Carlin) are great. Some of the subjects take as long as an entire audiobook (~15 hours). If it hasn't changed, you can only download episodes from the last couple years on the normal podcast apps. You can buy them all fo...
by jennypenny
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 1632
Views: 293527

Re: Investments Trade Log

Mister Imperceptible wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:24 pm
My brokerage account is down 7% in one day.
Why? The only bad news I've seen today is that Google is buying Fitbit (so I have to say bye bye to my fitbit).