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by The Old Man
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: leanFIRE and fatFIRE definitions
Replies: 46
Views: 3480

Re: leanFIRE and fatFIRE definitions

I guess I don't get the point of FatFire ... Fatfire is for people that live LARGE and want to live LARGE (or even LARGER) in retirement. Perhaps a more pertinent questions is, "What is the purpose of LeanFIRE?" According to Reddit, the LeanFIRE subreddit was setup to accommodate people that don't ...
by The Old Man
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: leanFIRE and fatFIRE definitions
Replies: 46
Views: 3480

Re: leanFIRE and fatFIRE definitions

https://www.reddit.com/r/leanfire Reddit has defined LeanFire: "If you want to retire before 60 with less than $40k in planned yearly expenses, this is the place to discuss it!" Personally, I think this is overly generous. It is more like standard retirement for people with median incomes; however, ...
by The Old Man
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Civil War in France
Replies: 25
Views: 2463

Re: Civil War in France

https://youtu.be/MCRaG0Q2QhE Another assessment of the French situation. This one by The Duran. Is the current situation approaching 1968 or is 1958 (fall of the 4th Republic and the rise of de Gaulle) a closer approximation? According to the video the recent elections saw some electoral doctoring ...
by The Old Man
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Civil War in France
Replies: 25
Views: 2463

Re: Civil War in France

https://youtu.be/1sPquv3vIRY
Rebel Media is covering it. How accurate are they?
by The Old Man
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Mr. I’s Journal
Replies: 25
Views: 3552

Re: Mr. I’s Journal

Basically, I was said to have done something I did not do. This was distressing, it felt like an existential threat. Of course, in the corporate arena, if you’re a man and someone says you did something you did not do, a certain percentage of people nowadays are going to automatically assume you ar...
by The Old Man
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Will the cis-female bubble ever pop?
Replies: 120
Views: 8547

Re: Will the cis-female bubble ever pop?

Not true on choosing less lucrative careers as the reason why they earn less. The pay discrepancy is found in the same work fields and the same exact jobs. I believe people should know what their peers are making as a way to get rid of this problem. Do you have a cite? While less lucrative fields, ...
by The Old Man
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Will the cis-female bubble ever pop?
Replies: 120
Views: 8547

Re: Will the cis-female bubble ever pop?

I don't believe being older is an advantage for a man, but I do believe it is a disadvantage for a woman. It is a night and day difference for a man being 22 (after college) and being 30. Some of this is because women prefer older men, but I believe most of this is because it allows more time for a...
by The Old Man
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Will the cis-female bubble ever pop?
Replies: 120
Views: 8547

Re: Will the cis-female bubble ever pop?

@Seppia and @thegreatvoid

When I first heard about MGTOW, I thought it was crazy. Afterwards, I have come around to the idea that it is a rational decision for a person in this modern world (although bad for society).
by The Old Man
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Will the cis-female bubble ever pop?
Replies: 120
Views: 8547

Re: Will the cis-female bubble ever pop?

@TopHatFox: You are young. After you are out of college/high school you are in the real world and in the dating world you are at the bottom. It will only get better. It gets a lot easier - a lot easier - as you get older. As a man, time is on your side. In time as long as you don't give up you will ...
by The Old Man
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Lending a girlfriend money
Replies: 84
Views: 3976

Re: Lending a girlfriend money

The OP needs to have the difficult conversation 1st to see if he and his differently wired girlfriend have a future together - the cat is just the catalyst to this conversation. As has been stated by others the OP should not bring up the topic, but let the girlfriend broach the subject. The girlfri...
by The Old Man
Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Lending a girlfriend money
Replies: 84
Views: 3976

Re: Lending a girlfriend money

… so you could consider this 1.5K and a discussion as a way to continue having access to sex, affection, and emotional intimacy for the next few months. What kind of advice is this? Are we trying for a "professional" arrangement? This is horrible advice. Remember you can not buy a relationship. Mon...
by The Old Man
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Lending a girlfriend money
Replies: 84
Views: 3976

Re: Lending a girlfriend money

$1500 isn’t that much, it’s probably negotiable (offer to pay half? Suggest she only pay half of the $1500 back?). In the grand scheme of things, $1500 may delay your FI by a couple of months perhaps. If this is someone you see being in a long term relationship with, I’d give her the money but have...
by The Old Man
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Lending a girlfriend money
Replies: 84
Views: 3976

Re: Lending a girlfriend money

@EdithKeeler: Because Feminism provides guidance on how to approach life's conundrums. Such as, should the man step in to save a woman from her difficulties - especially a woman he is not married to. If one took a heroic chivalry approach, the answer would be different. If it was the man's cat, woul...
by The Old Man
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Lending a girlfriend money
Replies: 84
Views: 3976

Re: Lending a girlfriend money

This is the thing bothering me most. If we live together how often will this happen? I will not be able to reach FI because she will always "need" something, and she may not necessarily be relied upon to contribute equally to expenses. I don't know if that is true, but this happening so early does ...
by The Old Man
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Lending a girlfriend money
Replies: 84
Views: 3976

Re: Lending a girlfriend money

Haha this isn’t the first time I’ve heard of this fish needs bicycle metaphor. Ah, so refreshing to see ERE be red pill lol. ERE > MMM’s forum https://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/414150.html Irena Dunn coined the famous catch phrase, "A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle," which was subs...
by The Old Man
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Lending a girlfriend money
Replies: 84
Views: 3976

Re: Lending a girlfriend money

Remember with Feminism, women need men like a fish needs a bicycle. She doesn't need you or your money. Second, and most importantly a relationship should not be based on money. Thirdly, begin here and it will never end. Fourth, you are not married, so you owe her nothing. Fifth, it would be a good ...
by The Old Man
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Random investing?(!)
Replies: 23
Views: 1829

Re: Random investing?(!)

Not sure if this is a serious question or not, but IlliniDave gave a good answer. True randomness has never been proved and can never be proved in any system. Randomness is an assumption that makes prediction computationally feasible. Remember, Random Number Generators are not random. They have an ...
by The Old Man
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Tax Career Questions
Replies: 13
Views: 1063

Re: Tax Career Questions

You should investigate H&R Block.
by The Old Man
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Brokerage Diversification
Replies: 5
Views: 494

Re: Brokerage Diversification

What is the risk that you are trying to mitigate? Brokerage firms are insured by SIPC. Some firms take out additional insurance in addition to that provided by SIPC. You only need to consider brokerage failure if your balances exceed the insurance limit. https://investor.vanguard.com/investing/accou...
by The Old Man
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Global 1%
Replies: 9
Views: 1019

Re: Global 1%

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_c ... per_capita

The above link has some PPP information. The Global Rich List seems questionable. While much of the world is poor, <$1000 USD/year for 42% of the global population is not credible.