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by slimicy
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Noob Investor Asks Noob Questions for the 10,000th time
Replies: 62
Views: 7328

Re: Noob Investor Asks Noob Questions for the 10,000th time

That all may be true, and may come to pass. I don't pretend to know. I'll just keep buying.
by slimicy
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Noob Investor Asks Noob Questions for the 10,000th time
Replies: 62
Views: 7328

Re: Noob Investor Asks Noob Questions for the 10,000th time

I started investing seriously (i.e. more than a few hundred dollars a month) in 2014. A lot of people were saying a crash was right around the corner, stay away from equities, etc. I read jlcollinsnh, a lot on here, and a book on asset allocation, and just started plugging away. Currently 27% of my ...
by slimicy
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Noob Investor Asks Noob Questions for the 10,000th time
Replies: 62
Views: 7328

Re: Noob Investor Asks Noob Questions for the 10,000th time

I bought the rental in 2016. If you had bought leveraged real estate for income in 2004, 2005, 2006, what would have been the best use of your other funds? Hint- not stocks..... I disagree, it would have been stocks. https://www.schroders.com/en/insights/economics/14-years-of-investment-returns-his...
by slimicy
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Geographic Arbitrage in Puerto Rico?
Replies: 7
Views: 1068

Re: Geographic Arbitrage in Puerto Rico?

I've visited PR twice, once on vacation and once for business. I enjoyed the experience thoroughly, and look forward to going back. However, it's nowhere near as cheap COL as other islands in the area due to US cabotage laws.
by slimicy
Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Bulking up healthy but innexpensively
Replies: 31
Views: 5049

Re: Bulking up healthy but innexpensively

Seriously. You should be buying eggs in bulk. If you're really serious start with a half dozen per day and work up to a dozen. Also, I see next to no fat in that diet plan. If you're a hard-gainer you need to get a minimum of 15-20% of your calories from fat. I personally would shoot higher, someth...
by slimicy
Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Clinton Coverup Queen
Replies: 342
Views: 43015

Re: Clinton Coverup Queen

A 3rd party candidate (especially Gary Johnson, as a more conservative one) doesn't need to get 270 electoral votes to prevent a Trump/Hillary presidency. They only need to win enough votes to ensure neither Trump or Hillary get 270. Simply put, if nobody gets to 270 electoral votes, it comes down t...
by slimicy
Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:00 am
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: 21 states to avoid?
Replies: 21
Views: 4985

Re: 21 states to avoid?

I moved from the 5th worst (RI) to the 5th best(NV)!

But not sure how CA ended up on the best list...
by slimicy
Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Dividend Investing > Total Stock Index Investing?
Replies: 14
Views: 3447

Re: Dividend Investing > Total Stock Index Investing?

IlliniDave wrote: A lot of it comes down to whichever strategy lets the investor sleep best at night.
+1

The most important part is which strategy allows you to stay the course through thick and thin without compromising your ability to stick with the plan.
by slimicy
Fri Mar 04, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: The slow death of cash
Replies: 28
Views: 5260

Re: The slow death of cash

I don't see this happening in the US anytime in the near future for two reasons: 1) It would destroy the homeless population's ability to interact with the normal world in a substantial manner. Unless Bernie is elected and we get a basic income and universal ID cards cash is just too important to a ...
by slimicy
Thu Dec 17, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Tips for fasting
Replies: 2
Views: 962

Re: Tips for fasting

I started using the "eating window" method frequently referred to as Intermittent Fasting (IF), where you narrow down the amount of time where you're "on" and "off" of eating. It's very easy to get into a 16 hour fast daily this way. If you google IF you can get a lot of hits. Going more than a day ...
by slimicy
Thu Dec 17, 2015 11:55 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Fasting Can Regenerate Your Immune System
Replies: 230
Views: 40442

Re: Fasting Can Regenerate Your Immune System

He was not suggesting it would cure someone who had just been diagnosed with cancer. Though, he did outline what he would do if he was diagnosed with cancer, and fasting of various types was included. He reasons that because glucose is the main fuel for cancer that cutting it off would help your bo...
by slimicy
Tue Nov 24, 2015 5:07 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Warrior Diet and concentration/focus.
Replies: 6
Views: 1977

Re: Warrior Diet and concentration/focus.

In my experience snacking on low-cal foods will only make you hungry. I trend toward IF with and eating window more than Warrior Diet, but I notice it's much easier to not think about food until your meal if you just avoid it all together.
by slimicy
Fri Sep 25, 2015 9:33 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Candidate-matching test
Replies: 11
Views: 2093

Re: Candidate-matching test

88% Jeb, 88% Rubio, 82% Rand, 76% Bernie

I want to like Rubio, but can't stand that he supported RAWA (Restoration of America's Wire Act).
by slimicy
Fri Sep 18, 2015 5:12 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 1558
Views: 280575

Re: Investments Trade Log

Bought a few JAN 2017 TWTR 60.00 Calls. I think the call side is depressed due to all the M&A talk, but I don't see that happening. I really don't understand why analysts are so down on it, it's the only social media that EVERYONE I know uses.
by slimicy
Thu Sep 17, 2015 4:56 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Western USA Drought
Replies: 78
Views: 11713

Re: Western USA Drought

https://cronkitenews.azpbs.org/2015/08/31/spring-rains-boosted-lake-mead-heading-off-water-emergency-for-now/ “In May and June of this past year … we had unusually high rainfall in the basin,” said Tom Buschatzke, the director of the Arizona Department of Water Resources. He said it was the second-h...
by slimicy
Tue Sep 15, 2015 5:44 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Where to get dressy work clothes that fit and aren't too $$?
Replies: 8
Views: 1932

Re: Where to get dressy work clothes that fit and aren't too $$?

Shoes are the tough one. I go to Savers/Goodwill at least once a month to browse and have found 1 pair in the last two years that were my size/style, but getting shirts, pants, and ties there is no problem. You can get a suit jacket/blazer if you're lucky, but I went and got a blazer off the clearan...
by slimicy
Tue Sep 15, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: College Junior: Re-assessing my post-college career from Geology to financial consulting?
Replies: 12
Views: 2665

Re: College Junior: Re-assessing my post-college career from Geology to financial consulting?

One thing I've done that helps to gauge decisions like this is to go find the most common certification for that career path and take a practice exam to see if you 1) actually have an understanding of what you'll be asked to do/know and 2) are interested in learning the stuff on the test that you do...
by slimicy
Thu Sep 10, 2015 2:44 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Few questions?
Replies: 33
Views: 5319

Re: Few questions?

I think the infatuation with "beating the market" is self-defeating. “The best way to measure your investing success is not by whether you’re beating the market but by whether you’ve put in place a financial plan and a behavioural discipline that are likely to get you where you want to go.” - Benjam...