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by workathome
Wed Dec 07, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Bitcoin on the rise
Replies: 261
Views: 30471

Re: Bitcoin on the rise

Is mining BTC still feasible for an individual?

I did a little mining a few years ago with a couple graphics cards, but it looks like that's not workable anymore.
by workathome
Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:53 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 1311
Views: 182973

Re: Investments Trade Log

Might be a good time to bet on higher volatility
by workathome
Fri Nov 11, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Running the furnace fan from a generator
Replies: 17
Views: 2708

Re: Running the furnace fan from a generator

So looks like I'll just pay an electrician to install a transfer switch (sounded like it would be ~$300) and pick-up a high-quality Honda inverter generator. The total cost will be about $2,500 but would provide heat and basic requirements. I will be using some credit card points for Home Depot gift...
by workathome
Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What makes a good day?
Replies: 15
Views: 2444

Re: What makes a good day?

Sunshine
by workathome
Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 1311
Views: 182973

Re: Investments Trade Log

Are the main drawbacks with the muni CEFs (vs a Vanguard ETF) just the leverage and higher fees?
by workathome
Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:22 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Running the furnace fan from a generator
Replies: 17
Views: 2708

Re: Running the furnace fan from a generator

I would be interested to know what generator setup you chose, if you go that route.
by workathome
Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:17 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Turmeric
Replies: 37
Views: 6224

Re: Turmeric

That video is great too, I've never seen that website.
by workathome
Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:15 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Turmeric
Replies: 37
Views: 6224

Re: Turmeric

Thanks for posting the Rishi tea link, I should try theres.
by workathome
Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: What do ERE-ers pay for health insurance in 2016?
Replies: 103
Views: 12887

Re: What do ERE-ers pay for health insurance in 2016?

We're paying ~12k/year for a family of four with no subsidy qualifications and a 7k deductible!

If the income goes away, that drops by 50% plus the deductible drops to 1k.
by workathome
Mon Oct 17, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Energy usage log
Replies: 110
Views: 19536

Re: Energy usage log

We're still not getting below 600kwh/month - but we are mostly home all day, and cook most meals on the electric stove, etc.
by workathome
Mon Oct 17, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: ERE indicator
Replies: 58
Views: 10069

Re: ERE indicator

I think your indicator makes sense, though some might try to argue for counting each asset class separately with regards to the portfolio, but I think you're right to count it as one because of the high levels of correlation. So REITs you wouldn't break out separate, but an apartment building you wo...
by workathome
Mon Oct 17, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Push me to pull the trigger on a more conservative asset allocation?
Replies: 14
Views: 1625

Re: Push me to pull the trigger on a more conservative asset allocation?

Have you looked at Portfolio Charts? You need an allocation you have some degree of faith in, and wont bail on even in a large drawdown. Ultimately it's about your own psychology and ability to stick to a plan. If you're sticking to passive allocation strategies, most of them don't vary too much in ...
by workathome
Fri Oct 14, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: Transportation Questions
Topic: Tesla Cars
Replies: 77
Views: 16541

Re: Tesla Cars

For all your Tesla dreams

https://ev-cpo.com

Looks like they have ~50% depreciation in 3 years based on the used asking prices and assuming the received trade-in value was even lower.
by workathome
Wed Oct 12, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: Transportation Questions
Topic: Electric Car
Replies: 7
Views: 1546

Re: Electric Car

I don't know, you can get a used Nissan Leaf for that same "bottom line" price and it's a real car, whereas it looks like people online are referring to the I-MIEV as a "glorified golf cart" http://www.consumerreports.org/video/view/cars/auto-test-track/2094014972001/mitsubishi-i-miev-2012-2016-road...
by workathome
Wed Oct 12, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: Transportation Questions
Topic: Tesla Cars
Replies: 77
Views: 16541

Re: Tesla Cars

Value proposition

ICE Cars = Not cool
Tesla = Cool kid. You're better than everyone else, and make rainbows instead of exhaust fumes - and you get to look good and go fast while doing so.
by workathome
Wed Oct 12, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Having second child
Replies: 37
Views: 3751

Re: Having second child

Because personality is largely determined by genetics (see twin studies), if everyone "responsible" adopted other people's children instead of having their own, it would leave nothing but the irresponsible reproducing. Which explains why I'm so irresponsible, my Grandma was adopted ;-D I think those...
by workathome
Wed Oct 12, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: Transportation Questions
Topic: Tesla Cars
Replies: 77
Views: 16541

Re: Tesla Cars

The Leaf looks like a good deal. The 2011's are going at auction for closer to 5k. Even the 2015's with better battery packs and almost new are going for less than 13k. They're much easier to justify purchasing depending on annual fuel costs (then again, you could just live closer to work and ride a...