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by cheese
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: ERE Investment Curriculum
Replies: 47
Views: 9397

Re: ERE Investment Curriculum

@ertyu: Thank you, your comments were incredibly helpful! Perhaps I haven’t been approaching the material in the most effective manner. Moving forward, I’ll focus more on the implications of what is being explained in a given chapter as opposed to the specifics of the calculations, graphical analysi...
by cheese
Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: ERE Investment Curriculum
Replies: 47
Views: 9397

Re: ERE Investment Curriculum

Hi everyone! It has been a couple months since the last activity on this thread so I wanted to revisit the topic to see if anybody has made much progress on the McConnell Economics textbook. For a while I was reading at least a few sections every day and have been able to work my way through the fir...
by cheese
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Something From Nothing Log
Replies: 525
Views: 117814

Re: Something From Nothing Log

My girlfriend and I moved into a new apartment at the end of August which resulted in the usual bombardment of advertisements, discounts, coupons, etc. x2 after we both submitted our USPS change of address forms. Most of these are worthless but people will actually pay a couple bucks for certain cou...
by cheese
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: ERE Audiobook
Replies: 18
Views: 2541

Re: ERE Audiobook

+1 The challenge I often have with audiobooks when listening to more complicated subjects/writing is that there's no time to stop and think like there is while reading a book (well, you can stop the recording from playing, but it's not the same). If you do start thinking, the book words just keep co...
by cheese
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: ERE Audiobook
Replies: 18
Views: 2541

Re: ERE Audiobook

I don't think so. I believe the book was (intentionally) written at the textbook level and as such you actually have to engage with the material in order to gain anything from it (as opposed to passively listening). When I read the book the first time I stopped frequently to re-read sections and to ...
by cheese
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: ERE Investment Curriculum
Replies: 47
Views: 9397

Re: ERE Investment Curriculum

I actually started reading the first economics textbook a couple weeks ago (7 chapters down so far). Would be happy to discuss/work through some sample problems if/when others join in later this year. The end of each chapter has web-based questions that seem like they would be good exercises using r...
by cheese
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: ERE Investment Curriculum
Replies: 47
Views: 9397

Re: ERE Investment Curriculum

Happy to begin whenever everyone is ready though I may get a head start in the interim. Do we have a sense of how quickly we'd like to tackle the curriculum? Obviously people will have varying levels of availability/commitment but I feel like some kind of benchmark would be helpful. I wouldn't expec...
by cheese
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: ERE Investment Curriculum
Replies: 47
Views: 9397

Re: ERE Investment Curriculum

I purchased all of the books (used) in 2011 when I was first getting interested in personal finance/investing and after I had just finished reading the ERE book for the first time. It's hard to believe it has been 8+ years since then! I started reading/studying the curriculum several times throughou...
by cheese
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Fun & Cheap sports
Replies: 39
Views: 5543

Re: Fun & Cheap sports

An obvious one we're missing is football/soccer which really only requires a ball along with some imagination to determine what constitutes a goal. I imagine something like this is played in schoolyards essentially everywhere. Also kickball if you're willing to get creative with the bases or find an...
by cheese
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: What is your favorite legume?
Replies: 29
Views: 6509

Re: What is your favorite legume?

I don't cook with beans frequently but the two varieties I keep in my pantry are pinto beans and Great Northern beans. Pinto beans because I bought a 10 lb bag from a wholesale club on a whim a couple years ago (almost finished! only another year or two to go :lol:) and Great Northern beans because ...
by cheese
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: How to get started in woodworking (book recommendation)
Replies: 14
Views: 2528

Re: How to get started in woodworking (book recommendation)

My experience with carpentry/woodworking begins and ends with assembling furniture from the aforementioned "certain Scandinavian brand" (if that even counts). That said, it is something I've considered experimenting with previously but always shied away from due to the supposedly high costs (time/mo...
by cheese
Sun Dec 06, 2015 1:15 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Contemplating Cross Country Move
Replies: 6
Views: 1698

Re: Contemplating Cross Country Move

One more thing to keep in mind is to remind yourself that no move ever has to be permanent. You can always change your mind, or move to an even better city in the future. It's just one decision of many, not a final decision. Exactly! I'm wondering if it is worth dedicating a few years of my life to...
by cheese
Sat Dec 05, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Contemplating Cross Country Move
Replies: 6
Views: 1698

Contemplating Cross Country Move

Hello ERE community. I'm currently considering moving across the county (Baltimore, MD->Tri-Cities, WA) for a job and I thought I'd draw on your collective wisdom to help me make the decision. Although the Pacific Northwest is not without its charms (global climate change "winner"?), I'm wondering i...
by cheese
Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:48 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Dmitry Orlov
Replies: 12
Views: 2836

Re: Dmitry Orlov

Higher quality version (can read the slides): https://vimeo.com/25262968
by cheese
Fri Jun 12, 2015 3:15 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Radishes!
Replies: 29
Views: 6443

Re: Radishes!

@jacob The following link (with pics/video) suggests pairing with fried chicken/other greasy food but I mostly just snack on them. She uses a daikon radish but you can make the same thing with garden-variety radishes.

http://aeriskitchen.com/2011/03/korean- ... d-chicken/
by cheese
Fri Jun 12, 2015 2:50 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Radishes!
Replies: 29
Views: 6443

Re: Radishes!

You could also try (quick) pickling them! I'd recommend using rice vinegar (delicious) but you can probably use whatever vinegar you have sitting around. I also prefer cutting them into chunks rather than slicing them or using a mandoline. Example recipe: http://www.food.com/recipe/pickled-radishes-...
by cheese
Mon Dec 01, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Baltimore/Central MD/DC/VA ERErs -- PM Me, Let's Meet Up
Replies: 18
Views: 5342

Re: Baltimore/Central MD/DC/VA ERErs -- PM Me, Let's Meet Up

I'd also be interested in potentially meeting up at some point. I actually live within walking distance of Soldier's Delight, I'm sorry I missed your post Spartan_Warrior! I'm unavailable this month due to work and the holidays but perhaps sometime next year? Maybe we'll eventually reach critical ma...
by cheese
Mon Dec 01, 2014 10:53 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Maryland!
Replies: 9
Views: 2613

Re: Hello from Maryland!

Thank you everyone for the warm welcome! It is nice to learn there are some fellow ERE enthusiasts in the area. I thought I remembered previously stumbling upon the journal of another Baltimore resident, good to see you're still active on the forums Spartan_Warrior! I agree that the orange haze is q...
by cheese
Tue Nov 25, 2014 5:00 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Maryland!
Replies: 9
Views: 2613

Hello from Maryland!

Hello everyone, I've been lurking on the website/wiki/forum for the last few years and I thought I'd finally take the time to introduce myself and share my last couple years of progress. First, I thought I'd share the general shape of my path to ERE: Read a large assortment of personal finance blogs...