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by Peanut
Mon May 13, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Unemployment rate
Replies: 8
Views: 1388

Re: Unemployment rate

Under 23s today are not millennials.
by Peanut
Sun May 05, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: If the "right thing to do" is to not have kids, who do you think IS having kids?
Replies: 82
Views: 8566

Re: If the "right thing to do" is to not have kids, who do you think IS having kids?

Very, very few people forego having children for environmental reasons right now. Although I certainly understand the argument. While I was trying to conceive my second I saw that a new, big report on climate change had been released. My stomach just sank, and I immediately thought, "I should read t...
by Peanut
Thu May 02, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Wedding gift
Replies: 38
Views: 4644

Re: Wedding gift

Agree with everything JP said. They invited you because you are part of their social circle. They will reciprocate when your children get married, if you want them to. And I'm a little unclear but it seems you know both the groom and bride's parents? You certainly seem familiar with the children's l...
by Peanut
Thu May 02, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Wedding gift
Replies: 38
Views: 4644

Re: Wedding gift

Man, y’all are cheap! Ten dollars? That’s worse than nothing imo. And it makes little difference that one is not actually attending the wedding in my view. I’m as traditional as it gets but I think it’s great these kids are getting married—high time and definitely worth celebrating. You don’t need t...
by Peanut
Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Kipling's Journal
Replies: 23
Views: 3770

Re: Kipling's Journal

It’s fascinating to me that wine is your biggest expense. Do you believe it optimizes both your health and enjoyment? Honest question. If you are buying futures can’t you also sell some of them so you make your hobby pay for itself? I read an article about oenophiles doing that a few years ago. I ev...
by Peanut
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Too Old To Retire "Young"
Replies: 428
Views: 87897

Re: Too Old To Retire "Young"

Another angle @bigato: We hadn’t been tenants for several years before we became tenants again for about 18 mos after moving to a new place. It’s disempowering in ways both subtle and obvious, and I think renting is not a better option for those in positions like EK unless the numbers are heavily sk...
by Peanut
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Random Relationship Derailment Thread
Replies: 273
Views: 24076

Re: Random Relationship Derailment Thread

The biggest problem for me with Pence’s rule is not his self-policing per se but its consequences. So male staffers and underlings of his who want to get ahead are at a significant advantage if they can get more face time with him while their female peers cannot. @Augustus: If you’re talking about A...
by Peanut
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Need Career Advice
Replies: 19
Views: 2114

Re: Need Career Advice

Sounds like a good opportunity. I say go for it. I can work part time if I like or take a multiple month sabbatical. The 9am thing is a bit of a bummer. I like flexible working hours because my SO has to leave very early and I could take care of our (future) kids. Have you tried to do either one and...
by Peanut
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Mens Fashion
Replies: 109
Views: 13914

Re: Mens Fashion

What do you think Zuckerberg's nerdy hoodies cost? If they are Loro Piana cashmere then $2-3k, and if they are Vince a mere $400. I just read about this in an amusing nyt article on the wardrobe costs of that Billions show, where I learned Steve Jobs’s turtlenecks were a designer Japanese brand. I ...
by Peanut
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Random Relationship Derailment Thread
Replies: 273
Views: 24076

Re: Random Relationship Derailment Thread

Side note @Augustus: Dude, my PSA to you is to NEVER use “bitch” or “retard” in any real-life public/private/work space. Like, in front of your daughter’s friend’s parents or whatever mixed company situation you find yourself in. Call it PC police or whatever you like, but you must realize you can g...
by Peanut
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: How can you judge short term trading skill?
Replies: 8
Views: 1356

Re: How can you judge short term trading skill?

I would definitely encourage you to keep trading and try scaling up. Personally though I couldn't come to much of a judgment about skill beyond "looks promising!" And if you enjoy it, pursue it as much as you feel comfortable doing. Controlling your own money as much as possible is more satisfying t...
by Peanut
Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Negative Wheaton levels
Replies: 38
Views: 4378

Re: Negative Wheaton levels

That was me. I don't know if it's disparaging. I just meant that for a woman, finding a husband and staying at home, even without kid is a socially accepted plan. Traveling the world on luxury boat with an old rich man, is also an easily reachable option. They are not ERE, but they are competing wi...
by Peanut
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Student Loan Delinquencies - Next Recession Trigger?
Replies: 54
Views: 7678

Re: Student Loan Delinquencies - Next Recession Trigger?

Poor Karley. I have to blame her parents first for everything from giving her that awful name to instilling such a sense of hubris and snobbery in her. So much peak Millenial sentiment it felt like it was meant to be a satire. But maybe she’s finally figuring some stuff out. And she seems to be doin...
by Peanut
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Frugal Downside - All my stuff is old
Replies: 67
Views: 8856

Re: Frugal Downside - All my stuff is old

@cats_and_tats: On the other hand, one could also say that your friend (and her husband) knows a definitive way to make herself happy, and that is also a valuable thing insofar as it is realizable. Personally I do understand the interest in that level of aesthetic detail, but I would take a lot long...
by Peanut
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Frugal Downside - All my stuff is old
Replies: 67
Views: 8856

Re: Frugal Downside - All my stuff is old

I bought a picture once, wasn't worth it. Hilarious. But yet you like museums? Maybe you'd have different results with a different picture. I'm curious how this one failed, though. @jacob: Nice paradigm, but it doesn't account for the appearance of one's stuff. I'm OFLN, old and functional and look...
by Peanut
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Deep Time Winter Jackets
Replies: 54
Views: 9020

Re: Deep Time Winter Jackets

I'll restate what I said elsewhere, which was that if you want to sweat over 30 degrees (Fahrenheit of course, I'm hopelessly American) and look like every other douchebag on your city streets, CG is the brand for you. That being said, I bought my coat four years ago because I saw it on someone and ...
by Peanut
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Too Old To Retire "Young"
Replies: 428
Views: 87897

Re: Too Old To Retire "Young"

Interesting glimpse into the house’s id! I had the same or similar reaction as Fbeyer that it looked like a storage room because you were using it as such. I’m guessing that it is quite unlike other rooms in the house not because of what it has but what it lacks, namely a consistent infrastructure a...
by Peanut
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Suomalaisen Päiväkirja
Replies: 463
Views: 58070

Re: Suomalaisen Päiväkirja

Ah, I wasn’t clear in referring to the article. The 33% is specifically the percentage of people who are evaluating their marital happiness post children. And I was implying that eliminating pressing money worries may help your marital happiness post kids as married people famously fight a lot about...
by Peanut
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: DIY Clipper Hair Cuts
Replies: 25
Views: 4206

Re: DIY Clipper Hair Cuts

Thanks for the thread. I need to start doing this for my kids. Trying to stretch out the haircuts hasn't worked.
Anyone ever use those scissors that are feathered? Like, staggered blades so if it's not perfectly straight it's hidden in the layers.
by Peanut
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Suomalaisen Päiväkirja
Replies: 463
Views: 58070

Re: Suomalaisen Päiväkirja

33% are as happy or happier after kids though? Not an insignificant number. (How) do those people overlap with these: From Forbes 2016: According to a brand new survey from Bankrate.com, just 37% of Americans have enough savings to pay for a $500 or $1,000 emergency. The other 63% would have to reso...