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by dragoncar
Thu Oct 08, 2015 1:01 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Tyler9000's Journal
Replies: 191
Views: 53237

Re: Tyler9000's Journal

I told my neighbors what I do for a living but they probably think I'm full of shit because I'm home in the middle of the day so much
by dragoncar
Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:49 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Leveraged Permanent Portfolio Experiment
Replies: 28
Views: 8779

Re: Leveraged Permanent Portfolio Experiment

Bogleheads has an interesting related discussion (leveraging a balanced fund) where you choose an AA with a high sharpe ratio and lever up to get your desired risk/volatility.

http://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtop ... 0&t=143037
by dragoncar
Wed Jul 09, 2014 4:24 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Climate Change: Fact, Fiction, Something in Between?
Replies: 558
Views: 112495

Re: Climate Change: Fact, Fiction, Something in Between?

jacob wrote:Try Phoenix, AZ
San Francisco will be gorgeous.
by dragoncar
Thu Jun 12, 2014 3:31 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Leveraged Permanent Portfolio Experiment
Replies: 28
Views: 8779

Re: Leveraged Permanent Portfolio Experiment

Are you still doing this? How's it going?
by dragoncar
Thu May 22, 2014 5:58 pm
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: Net worth as a multiple of minimum wage employee salary?
Replies: 15
Views: 6639

Re: Net worth as a multiple of minimum wage employee salary?

Ok, but at least in the mortgage example both parties are clearly benefiting. The investor is getting a passive income stream and the family is getting a place to live they otherwise could not afford. In this case one can avoid (or significantly reduce) being a "save" or working for "the man" by li...
by dragoncar
Thu May 22, 2014 12:07 pm
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: Net worth as a multiple of minimum wage employee salary?
Replies: 15
Views: 6639

Re: Net worth as a multiple of minimum wage employee salary?

Only a true-blue Extreme-INTJ would have to discover through trial that those things would be irksome! At the risk of being labeled a "true-blue Extreme-INTJ"...can someone please explain to me why the mortgage example is irksome to some people? (I understand the minimum wage example. A minimum wag...
by dragoncar
Wed May 21, 2014 12:19 pm
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: Net worth as a multiple of minimum wage employee salary?
Replies: 15
Views: 6639

Net worth as a multiple of minimum wage employee salary?

Hey all, there's a discussion over at MMM about how having 330k invested roughly equates to having a minimum wage worker earning money for you. I could have sworn I read about that concept here, but I couldn't find it. Is it just in the ERE book? Thread is here: http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/welc...
by dragoncar
Tue May 20, 2014 7:24 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: ERE an INTJ magnet
Replies: 14
Views: 5655

Re: ERE an INTJ magnet

But MMM has a very disproportionate amount of INTJ too. Maybe it's selection bias in that INTJs are more likely to know their MBTI? Anyways, I know plenty of INTJs that are not ERE. They are the slickdeals every day type of people -- efficient consumers but consumers nonetheless.
by dragoncar
Wed Apr 02, 2014 2:51 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Ha! Cadillac Commercial
Replies: 13
Views: 3633

Re: Ha! Cadillac Commercial

Oh god, the comments...
by dragoncar
Wed Feb 12, 2014 1:09 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Data Storage
Replies: 27
Views: 6833

Re: Data Storage

I run OpenIndiana via a virtual machine. I mount a "primary" USB drive on ZFS (which uses per-block data verification). I create a snapshot of the current volume and then synchronize data using rsync. The USB drive is one of three. I keep two at home and one at work. Every month, I bring one of the ...
by dragoncar
Wed Feb 12, 2014 1:03 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: How to Stop Taking Long Hot Showers?
Replies: 23
Views: 9231

Re: How to Stop Taking Long Hot Showers?

Turn off the water heater. Or turn it way down.
by dragoncar
Fri Jan 17, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Early Retirement Super Extreme
Replies: 92
Views: 18697

Re: Early Retirement Super Extreme

UrbanHermit wrote: [*]go down to vegas with $15k in your pocket. Put it all down on one number on the roulette table, one spin only. 1 in 36 chance you walk out with a half million in the bank and can retire.
Reminded me of this: http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/off ... mble_x.htm
by dragoncar
Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:07 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Should I Bother to Establish a Credit Rating?
Replies: 13
Views: 2378

Re: Should I Bother to Establish a Credit Rating?

If you are financially responsible, then I say yes - get a credit card. This assumes little to no cost, and switching to a free unsecured account ASAP.
by dragoncar
Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:59 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Looking to Move to Permanent Portfolio.
Replies: 15
Views: 5618

Re: Looking to Move to Permanent Portfolio.

I am also using a boglehead strategy (everything but emergency fund is in Vanguard Target Retirement 2055 Fund (VFFVX)). Why are you switching from from indexing to PP? Are you past accumulating and just want to preserve what you have? Let's put some numbers to this- Great tool for backtesting the ...
by dragoncar
Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:55 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Pressure Cooking Beans
Replies: 14
Views: 2919

Re: Pressure Cooking Beans

I just follow the cooking instructions that come with Kuhn Rikon cookers. http://fantes.com/manuals/duromatic-pressure-cooking-time-charts.pdf @slowth - Good point! The slowcooker will usually have them boiling/simmering for My K-R came with all sorts of instructions for setting the pressure level....
by dragoncar
Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:52 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: The best wallet or wallet style
Replies: 24
Views: 5278

Re: The best wallet or wallet style

After wandering around another country for a few weeks with no wallet (left it behind because it's too fancy), I can attest to the fact that you don't really need one.
by dragoncar
Tue Oct 29, 2013 1:24 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Should I drop Computer Science 111?
Replies: 24
Views: 6481

Re: Should I drop Computer Science 111?

LOL, should I cross post to MMM?
by dragoncar
Fri Oct 04, 2013 3:11 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Something I've noticed about the journals ...
Replies: 10
Views: 2786

Re: Something I've noticed about the journals ...

Ok, you convinced me to update
by dragoncar
Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:43 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Why I'm Draining My Savings/AKA How Reserve Banking Works
Replies: 49
Views: 8243

Re: "Why I'm Draining My Savings to Stimulate the Economy"

Our prime directors of the money system have actually been extraordinarily bad at predicting the economy. In 2006 Bernanke rejected that there was a housing crisis. In 2007 he rejected the subprime issue as the problem. In 2008 he said there wasn't an upcoming recession. In 2009 he said they wouldn...