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by simplex
Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Portfolio Charts
Replies: 520
Views: 141101

Re: Portfolio Charts

@Tyler9000 Thank you, your explanation helps a lot. And JustETF looks quite interesting. What I still do not understand 100% is how Vanguard funds domiciled in Ireland vs. the US work regarding their tax obligations. I did read https://en.swissquote.lu/international-investing/smart-investing/avoid-u...
by simplex
Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:59 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Portfolio Charts
Replies: 520
Views: 141101

Re: Portfolio Charts

On the topic of Vanguard and ISIN codes: I find it quite hard to translate (in my mind) the Vanguard ticker names / ISIN into what the fund actually is. For example are these actually the same? VEUR.AS for the amasterdam one VEUR.L for London Or are there differences when buying one vs the other. An...
by simplex
Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Book recommendations on the history of mathematics?
Replies: 7
Views: 800

Re: Book recommendations on the history of mathematics?

On the lighter side I can recommend "Alex's Adventures in Numberland". It focuses on a few math problems, and does it in a quite entertaining way.
by simplex
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3446
Views: 393695

Re: COVID-19

Germany started opening up on 4/20 (one of the first EU countries to do so) and have subsequently seen R0 increase from 0.7 to 0.96. Here comes the dance. It seems R0 in Germany decreased (30.4: 0.76, see https://www.rki.de/DE/Content/InfAZ/N/Neuartiges_Coronavirus/Situationsberichte/2020-04-30-de....
by simplex
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Rube's journal
Replies: 378
Views: 116935

Re: Rube's journal

Hi Rube, regarding renting, I don't think Covid-19 will have long term effects on the housing market in general, because there is so much latent demand in NL. However I do think there will be much influence in the short to medium term. And I don't think everything will be back to normal in September...
by simplex
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Rube's journal
Replies: 378
Views: 116935

Re: Rube's journal

Your work from home might allow you to stretch your work and keep on a little longer. This reduces the risk of the economic consequences of Covid-19 bec. of sick pay. Sounds harsh, but I would make such a calculation.

Good luck.
by simplex
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Rube's journal
Replies: 378
Views: 116935

Re: Rube's journal

Hi @rube, I've got very good experience getting used professional laptops (i.e. Dell Latitude, Lenovo Thinkpad) from marktplaats in NL. My recommendation is to buy them 3-5 years old, and keep them another 3-5 years. This only works for "standard" workloads like office and software develop...
by simplex
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Meetup in the Netherlands
Replies: 83
Views: 27999

Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

I'm in for a meetup! (as my travel scheme permits)
by simplex
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: The Fourth Economy
Replies: 0
Views: 2544

The Fourth Economy

The Fourth Economy by Ron Davison is a great read. Self published, like Jacobs book. The writing style is somewhat academic. Basically the book tells the story of how the (western) world developed in terms of economics, going from an agricultural economy, through the Renaissance, the nation state an...
by simplex
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Where are the Russian ERE members?
Replies: 2
Views: 1118

Re: Where are the Russian ERE members?

The American Russians are Dimitry Orlov e.a., who wrote a nice book: Reinventing collapse. It's quite ERE'ish.
by simplex
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Gilberto de Piento's Journal
Replies: 468
Views: 133618

Re: Gilberto de Piento's Journal

Your internet income looks quite dependable in relation to the amount of work you put into it. Congratulations.
by simplex
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Sedentary indoor cold wear
Replies: 68
Views: 15957

Re: Sedentary indoor cold wear

Somewhat related: I our climate, not heating often results in quite some moisture in the house. That means fungus on the walls etc.
So we do heat both for comfort and to keep the house inhabitable.
by simplex
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Pedal2Petal's post-ERE life
Replies: 151
Views: 45169

Re: Pedal2Petal's post-ERE life

Wow, this is good to hear. So you turned around the SEO strategy and had success.
by simplex
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: YMOYL
Replies: 30
Views: 8323

Re: YMOYL

Thanks for the reminder! I'll wait for the new edition to be printed.
by simplex
Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Entrepreneurship
Replies: 17
Views: 4798

Re: Entrepreneurship

1. since about 2004 self employed 2. first consulting, then web based services 3. revenue is lower than what I would have earned in my "standard" career 4. low stress as compared to normal work. This is because I saved a large chunk and don't have to worry if business returns are not good ...
by simplex
Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: European Union
Replies: 27
Views: 6314

Re: European Union

I'd say healthcare as it is perceived by individuals in the EU varies a lot. Healthcare as measured on a country level is very good in western/northern Europe, and good in the rest (e.g. Greece has funding problems). Most healthcare funding problems arise with long term care, usually not emergency c...
by simplex
Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Two-step verification
Replies: 15
Views: 3848

Re: Two-step verification

Nowadays, two-factor (not two-step) is often a joke, as people access websites by smartphone, and get the access token texted to the same phone.

That said, two-factor delivers better security for some scenarios, like people stealing your email password.
by simplex
Wed May 31, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Where are the failure-stories?
Replies: 43
Views: 10160

Re: Where are the failure-stories?

@fib41 Ha, I might be failure on your criteria 1 - 3. But I made different choices than jacob, not accumulating before ERE, but earning during ERE. Some others made this choice to. Maybe call it non-traditional ERE?
by simplex
Wed May 31, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Financial Independence Week Europe, September 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 2758

Re: Financial Independence Week Europe, September 2017

@whatlifecouldbe How is your planning progressing?
We had a good meetup last weekend in NL, but hearing from your experience would be great.
by simplex
Wed May 31, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Meetup in the Netherlands
Replies: 83
Views: 27999

Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

The meetup last Saturday went ahead. This meeting was a bit different from the first one. What did we do? - getting to know each other. That was rather interesting to me, because the real world background of some was very different, and at the same time had many similarities. - group discussion, mix...