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by borisborisboris
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: FI or bust; FBeyer.
Replies: 247
Views: 56762

Re: FI or bust; FBeyer.

I'm genuinely curious: What makes YOU read this journal? Since you asked: Journals are a good way to keep yourself on the path. For me, ERE is still somewhat about resisting the urge to spend and splurge, to buy that coffee in the morning, to book that trip. Watching other people go through the pro...
by borisborisboris
Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Vegetarian Lunch Ideas for Work
Replies: 24
Views: 4370

Re: Vegetarian Lunch Ideas for Work

Another vote for hummus. It is the perfect work food: -cheap -reasonably healthy -vegan af -low effort / few ingredients which are mostly staples (making your own is easy but if you don't get around to it, just get a couple tubs of whatever is on sale at your grocery store next time you are there) -...
by borisborisboris
Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Personal Solutions to the Environmental Crisis
Replies: 36
Views: 5608

Re: Personal Solutions to the Environmental Crisis

I don't think it's been mentioned yet and I get that it's kind of controversial (as seen in other threads) but for the sake of completeness: don't reproduce.
by borisborisboris
Sun Jan 10, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Rate my interview outfit?
Replies: 26
Views: 6897

Re: Rate my interview outfit?

I think you have the right idea with buying quality for your suit. Therefore, do NOT go with a poly blend; these look cheap. 1. For a recent interview, after a decent amount of research [reddit /r/frugalmalefashion is a good resource] I got the J. Crew Ludlow suit (solid grey worsted) and can confir...
by borisborisboris
Sun Jan 03, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: This is what is wrong with software engineering/engineers
Replies: 21
Views: 5071

Re: This is what is wrong with software engineering/engineers

Another hypothesis might be the scarcity/value of developer time. For example, my job sometimes involves directing a team of developers to build an application for our business. They often ask if they should prioritize the performance of the app, or finish implementing all of the features. (I am not...
by borisborisboris
Wed Apr 01, 2015 8:26 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Common starting salaries? How to land 50k+ a year job?
Replies: 10
Views: 2574

Re: Common starting salaries? How to land 50k+ a year job?

*edit: barring finance or comp sci jobs, since the culture at finance likely won't fit and I don't like computer programming http://www.mrmoneymustache.com/2013/07/25/50-jobs-over-50000-without-a-degree-part-1/ http://www.mrmoneymustache.com/2013/08/05/50-jobs-over-50000-without-a-degree-part-2/ :D
by borisborisboris
Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:09 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Common starting salaries? How to land 50k+ a year job?
Replies: 10
Views: 2574

Re: Common starting salaries? How to land 50k+ a year job?

Don't you go to a highly ranked lib. arts school? If so, $50k is going to to be trivial, and you should know that by now? In case this really is a serious question about fully maximizing your income, your best bets for lots of money out of undergrad are to major in math or econ, get your GPA above 3...
by borisborisboris
Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:34 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Great Modern Thinkers
Replies: 20
Views: 7156

Re: Great Modern Thinkers

I feel like this question is surprisingly hard to answer. I put some ideas down, but don't feel great about any of them... First, here are some lists: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FP_Top_100_Global_Thinkers Alive -- Daniel Kahneman is the first to mind. Kahneman - I know he figured out some cool stu...
by borisborisboris
Sat Jun 07, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Roth Conversion?
Replies: 9
Views: 2762

Re: Roth Conversion?

My impression is that you should NOT convert the whole thing at once - it will be recognized as income and result in a huge tax bill!

Convert only enough each year up to the point where they start paying taxes on it.
by borisborisboris
Tue May 13, 2014 8:15 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: akratic's ERE journal
Replies: 641
Views: 127016

Re: akratic's ERE journal

Oh man, the AT! Now I'm just jealous. Promise us there will be a trail journal?
by borisborisboris
Sat Apr 26, 2014 9:26 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Le capital au XXIe siècle
Replies: 3
Views: 1453

Le capital au XXIe siècle

So, a couple of people have mentioned this on the forum, but there hasn't been much discussion yet (or I've missed it). Given that this morning, the top 2 'most emailed' articles on NYT.com contain the word 'Piketty', I figure it's time to start a thread here. I myself am only about a quarter throug...
by borisborisboris
Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:00 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Does the IRA have any place in ERE?
Replies: 19
Views: 5272

Re: Does the IRA have any place in ERE?

So like Chad said, do the math for your specific situation to figure out what's best. However as a starting point, a good heuristic model for an EREr goes like this: 1. While you are earning money, your salary is probably pretty high, and you pay a lot of taxes. Therefore shelter as much of the inco...
by borisborisboris
Tue Feb 18, 2014 4:43 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Levels of Excellence (more Wheaton scales)
Replies: 16
Views: 7169

Levels of Excellence (more Wheaton scales)

http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2013/09/29/levels-of-excellence/ Sometimes, in your mathematics career, you find that your slow progress, and careful accumulation of tools and ideas, has suddenly allowed you to do a bunch of new things that you couldn’t possibly do before. Even though you were ...
by borisborisboris
Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Recommended Physics Books
Replies: 7
Views: 2170

Re: Recommended Physics Books

Second what Seneca said. QED was really good! Six Easy Pieces I think does have a few equations, and is really good also, but the first four (I think, was a while ago) chapters felt a little too easy / duplicative of basic high school physics. Six Not So Easy Pieces was my favorite because of the ch...
by borisborisboris
Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:01 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: The Economist: Coming to an office near you
Replies: 10
Views: 1701

Re: The Economist: Coming to an office near you

@Seneca, I like that take on it too. But, I would speculate that it might not be the full solution... Thinking of the skills that would be needed to thrive in this new machine-oriented office - they tend to involve a lot of quantitative ability, maybe coding ability at some level (even if it's just ...
by borisborisboris
Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Free Meat (?)
Replies: 14
Views: 3694

Re: Free Meat (?)

Yeah I remember that from Possum Living. Interesting idea; some objections: -too cute -waste products and associated odors -if in an apartment, is your landlord okay with this? -if in a house, are your township / neighbors okay with this? -what if they breed too quickly? -how healthy is the meat com...
by borisborisboris
Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:21 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Are job perks underrated?
Replies: 35
Views: 9859

Re: Are job perks underrated?

Do taxes have anything to do with it? Let's say you are a fancy executive in the top tax bracket (39.6%), and you want to have a $1,000 dinner. If you pay for it out of your salary, you are using after-tax dollars, so it costs you 1k/(1-.396) = $1,650 out of your gross income. That is, the company h...
by borisborisboris
Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:39 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: WorkatHome's Journal
Replies: 48
Views: 11236

Re: WorkatHome's Journal

Interesting Question. I think I could have some fun listing some budget-eating items that I have seen in people's houses with that approximate level of income: Hot tubs, jet skis, trampolines, dirt bikes, 4-wheel vehicles that are kind of like dirt bikes, motorboats, truck that is used to haul motor...
by borisborisboris
Wed May 08, 2013 5:46 am
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Trying to find cheap housing in central NJ
Replies: 6
Views: 990

<t>Honestly $650 is pretty good in that area, and I think you're only going to find cheaper if you have even more roommates, have a long commute, or move to a questionable part of Trenton. Salaries are high there, so hopefully you are able to take advantage of that.<br/> I used to work in Princeton ...
by borisborisboris
Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:18 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: DutchGirl's journal
Replies: 544
Views: 132084

<t>Wow, cool website - wish I had seen something comparable in English before I built my own spreadsheet.<br/> I read through their 'over ons' page, and it made me wonder - what do people think of ERE in NL? I (an American) have family there but would never ask them such a question.<br/> Part of the...