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by steelerfan
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New girl on the block!
Replies: 15
Views: 1056

Re: New girl on the block!

[/quote] That depends on the cost of the gym membership. [/quote] True - but you only get one body and one life. The $20 per month I pay is worth every penny. It has a social and psychological benefit as well as maintaining your body. I would cut cable and dining out before cancelling this maintenan...
by steelerfan
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New girl on the block!
Replies: 15
Views: 1056

Re: New girl on the block!

The gym membership is in my opinion not a waste. Welcome by the way!
by steelerfan
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Psychology of Money
Replies: 68
Views: 3529

Re: Psychology of Money

That is an excellent article Dave. I sent it to my college rising senior son who is here for the summer. I am going to have him read and discuss with me various sections - section 11 will be one of the first. He is a computer science/math major so no business background but I think he would benefit....
by steelerfan
Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Firearm Recommendations
Replies: 135
Views: 5592

Re: Firearm Recommendations

Saving ten years - you are absolutely correct. It is strange. Being a certain type of american, gun ownership and having a prepper mentality seems hard-wired. I feel our country is polarized and I am somewhat distrusting these days. However, it makes you question what you are protecting. Possessions...
by steelerfan
Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Master's in Social Work?
Replies: 16
Views: 1619

Re: Master's in Social Work?

My mother in law is still working at age 84 with a MSW. She was a director at county Mental Health District. She made decent money but probably not as much as you think. She retired many years ago but does her current gig for the 100 percent travel and to "give back". Her job is all paperwork. As a ...
by steelerfan
Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Computers of the future?
Replies: 5
Views: 577

Re: Computers of the future?

Also - I generally scrounge all the other stuff I need from the electronic part grave yard.
by steelerfan
Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Computers of the future?
Replies: 5
Views: 577

Re: Computers of the future?

TBH it seems like a solution in search of a problem. I love the single board computers and have them all over the place. Generally run them headless and ssh into them. I am not sure how this computer represents an upgrade from whats out there. The Pi 3 is about as fast and has a robust community of ...
by steelerfan
Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!
Replies: 380
Views: 42887

Re: Fox's Journey: Out of the Burrow

When I graduated long ago, I had a bachelors in psychology and businesss minor from a generic mid-west state college. My plan was to get a job in HR as an industrial psychologist. Like a lot of new grads, I thought good paying jobs would be plentiful. My first interview was with a lawn service outfi...
by steelerfan
Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: I'm starting to hate my 9-5?
Replies: 47
Views: 3900

Re: I'm starting to hate my 9-5?

Ah, the double edged sword of discovering ERE when you are young. You have endless possibilities to achieve anything you desire but the knowledge you have tortures you when you are starting out with seemingly an endless cascade of days in front of you. I envy you and don’t envy you. I was in no way ...
by steelerfan
Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Social Security- not what you are thinking
Replies: 27
Views: 3302

Re: Social Security- not what you are thinking

@7W5 A couple of observations from an introvert (like Riggerjack): In the 4 years you have been here, I have seen this cycle play out a couple times. Highs and Lows. You are now at a low. In a month or two you will likely be back on the upswing - so hang tight. There is a fair amount of chaos in you...
by steelerfan
Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Pectus Excavatum
Replies: 10
Views: 966

Re: Pectus Excavatum

A lot of people think it is purely cosmetic and body image related - even those that are affected. That is not always the case. My son's doctor was able to sell the procedure to the insurance company as medically necessary on the grounds that his heart was lodged against his sternum during exercise....
by steelerfan
Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Pectus Excavatum
Replies: 10
Views: 966

Re: Pectus Excavatum

My son had this. He also ran track and had difficulty that I now am sure the condition hurt his performance. He had a hard time breaking three minutes for 800M (I was a sub 2 guy in HS). We tried to get him to do the surgery in HS and he predictably did not want to do it. During his freshman year in...
by steelerfan
Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Transportation Questions
Topic: Best adult push scooter?
Replies: 20
Views: 2258

Re: Best adult push scooter?

I have the Xootr MG. My son may end up with it when he goes back to school. It is fun to screw around in the office. To me it is a toy, but it is very easy to go about a mile or so with it. I like the wider deck, but you are right - very low clearance. The kickped has wider tires at the expense of a...
by steelerfan
Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: ICO Gold-rush -- Tokenize the world via Blockchain & Smart Contracts
Replies: 43
Views: 4879

Re: ICO Gold-rush -- Tokenize the world via Blockchain & Smart Contracts

Addendum: I am still puzzled by a few things. Namely: what can one actually use bitcoin for, aside speculation? From a rapid scan on the net, it seems like nobody is really accepting them as a form of payment. Sites like Expedia will let you pay, but they're not taking bitcoin, they're taking actua...
by steelerfan
Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Where are the failure-stories?
Replies: 44
Views: 5075

Re: Where are the failure-stories?

The typical definition of a success story here is a young intelligent person with a high income and no kids that is willing to maintain a college level bare bones budget and achieve FI in 10 years or less, which opens up freedom for whatever. However, this group is an outlier in a subset of outliers...
by steelerfan
Wed May 24, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: ICO Gold-rush -- Tokenize the world via Blockchain & Smart Contracts
Replies: 43
Views: 4879

Re: ICO Gold-rush -- Tokenize the world via Blockchain & Smart Contracts

I bought some of this a few weeks back kind of as a lark. Bitcoins was 1500 and Eth was in the 70s. A fraction of a bitcoin and a little bit of eth. I was most interested in the eth because of the corporate interest.The run up is startling. I got one of those off-line wallets and selected as my logo...
by steelerfan
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Telecommuting: why is not widespread?
Replies: 18
Views: 2843

Re: Telecommuting: why is not widespread?

My wife telecommutes part time. She was 100% telecommuting at home a few years ago and it drove her crazy. She goes in for the socialization primarily as her boss is back east and we are MT. To be honest she works much harder at home. In the past she had roles where people were calling her at 9-10 P...
by steelerfan
Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Lending Club Sadness
Replies: 68
Views: 16275

Re: Lending Club Sadness

I am still hanging tight. My loan profiles I seek are on the safe side and I still get defaults. I am primarily A/B and hi Cs and a few Ds. I filter very carefully. Very little else. Currently sitting at 5.6% on the IRA and 7.4% on the taxable. I would invest more in the IRA but the hoops I have to ...
by steelerfan
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Shaq says the Earth is flat.
Replies: 36
Views: 3959

Re: Shaq says the Earth is flat.

Truthers.... How do these NBA guys that fly constantly explain travelling to to one edge of the "flat" world through known points in one direction and popping up on the other edge of the map? I am calling bullshit. This is some kind of joke to glorify stupidity and perpetuate yet another conspiracy ...
by steelerfan
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Would you give your kids money for college or life?
Replies: 23
Views: 3925

Re: Would you give your kids money for college or life?

In response to saving-10-years last comment about the ERE talk, my kids both have gotten "the talk". You never know about how much is sinking in. My son in college is not very spendy compared to what I was like...Hopefully he was listening as I made lots of mistakes! Luckily we pulled out of it .