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by Salathor
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Transportation Questions
Topic: How far are you willing to walk to work?
Replies: 17
Views: 532

Re: How far are you willing to walk to work?

Just get one of those electric scooters, you can even get some with folding bike tires if you wanted studded tires for winter 45 min commute sounds shitty if you're so close I laughed at this one. I've been trying to talk my wife into letting me get one for like eight months, but it's a nonstarter....
by Salathor
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: The Man Who Solved the Market
Replies: 9
Views: 707

Re: The Man Who Solved the Market

The book is definitely going on my 'check out from the library' pile, along with the new Houllebeque (sp?) novel. Not a huge fan of his writing, but I found Submission to be very thought provoking. Anyone who read that and said he was an Islamophobe missed the point.
by Salathor
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Transportation Questions
Topic: How far are you willing to walk to work?
Replies: 17
Views: 532

How far are you willing to walk to work?

I live just about 3 miles from my office. As a government employee, I can ride public transit for free, which ends up equating to about a 45 minute commute (due to time spent waiting). This is the same as it would take me to walk if I were really hoofing it and averaging 4 mph, but it's far more com...
by Salathor
Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: The Man Who Solved the Market
Replies: 9
Views: 707

Re: The Man Who Solved the Market

@MI — It’s a yarn. @Salathor — The book isn’t about politics. It doesn’t even come up until the last couple of chapters. I meant sarcastically that the review overemphasized politics--I'm not sure every review needs to have a disclaimer these days that one of its subjects is a conservative. "For th...
by Salathor
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: The Man Who Solved the Market
Replies: 9
Views: 707

Re: The Man Who Solved the Market

I really feel like the NYT review needed to pull Trump into it a few more times than they did, since this is a book about politics and the election.
by Salathor
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Quitting Alcohol Pros and Cons
Replies: 27
Views: 4408

Re: Quitting Alcohol Pros and Cons

I haven't been a "drink to get drunk" drinker since before I was 21. For the last ten years or so I've been a 1-2 drinks a day, always more than an hour or two apart, style drinker--I don't even like to get buzzed, but I love the taste of liquor (bourbon and gin for me). I had to quit drinking alcoh...
by Salathor
Fri May 31, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Are emojis hieroglyphs?
Replies: 29
Views: 4549

Re: Are emojis hieroglyphs?

I think it's true that they are pictograms, yes. They are not hieroglyphs, which describes (as far as I'm aware) specifically the Egyptian writing system.
by Salathor
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: What is your favorite legume?
Replies: 29
Views: 5965

Re: What is your favorite legume?

Pintos, white beans, and lentils. And peanuts, if they're a legume too.

I strongly lislike black beans. All y'all are crazy.
by Salathor
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 18 year old permaculture hippy (male)
Replies: 8
Views: 1076

Re: 18 year old permaculture hippy (male)

"Housing wise ill be happy in a uninsilated shed if it has internet"

I laughed.
by Salathor
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: How to cut back on food spending
Replies: 41
Views: 6991

Re: How to cut back on food spending

Prog is right--I meant that ~$20 per month can supply your caloric need (give or take a bit based on food need and whether you can get your grains for $0.50/# or have to pay $1+ for them) using staple grains and beans, but you won't need the full 2,000 kcal since you'll be spending your other $100+ ...
by Salathor
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Anyone else feeling depressed about global equities 10 year outlook?
Replies: 31
Views: 5026

Re: Anyone else feeling depressed about global equities 10 year outlook?

To add to what prognastat said about the unpredictability of rent, the same might hold for fixed homeownership costs like RE taxes and insurance rates. In my case, I suspect living in IL (second worst state in terms of finances after Puerto Rico which isn't technically a state) has something to do ...
by Salathor
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: How to cut back on food spending
Replies: 41
Views: 6991

Re: How to cut back on food spending

We're at $300 or so for a family of three, and as Jacob said I think the issue is that you choose more expensive options. Almond milk is significantly more pricey than regular milk and has virtually none of the cornerstone nutrients--check out its protein and fat content compared to whole milk. Jasm...
by Salathor
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Anyone else feeling depressed about global equities 10 year outlook?
Replies: 31
Views: 5026

Re: Anyone else feeling depressed about global equities 10 year outlook?

Let me know if I'm understanding this right... Assuming a $150,000 home, 1.15% property taxes, and 1% of home value in maintenance per year: (0.03 * [150,000] + [1,725] + [1,500]) = $7,725 Per Year / 12 = $643.75 The final number above is the comparabe rent bill so this would require assets of $7,7...
by Salathor
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Anyone else feeling depressed about global equities 10 year outlook?
Replies: 31
Views: 5026

Re: Anyone else feeling depressed about global equities 10 year outlook?

Salathor. I like this idea and contemplated this myself but I'm absolutely gun shy about buying house for multiple reasons...how would you value the purchasing of a home? How does one know whether they're getting screwed or not? For a stock, I can always sell and take a small loss. For a house thou...
by Salathor
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Anyone else feeling depressed about global equities 10 year outlook?
Replies: 31
Views: 5026

Re: Anyone else feeling depressed about global equities 10 year outlook?

If you think stocks are going to be lame for the next decade, you could buy a house and pay it off as fast as possible. That's what I'm doing. I'm not worried about stocks' long-term outlook, but I'm only investing in tax-advantaged accounts currently and using other money to pay down debt. If every...
by Salathor
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: The easiest eating routine?
Replies: 18
Views: 3187

Re: The easiest eating routine?

It is good! And pretty healthy! But I recommend making the burritos in batches of 10-20 since it takes so long to crock them. They freeze and reheat really well.
by Salathor
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: The easiest eating routine?
Replies: 18
Views: 3187

Re: The easiest eating routine?

I eat the same thing every single day of the week, with some variations on the weekend. Breakfast: 16 oz smoothie that I make with frozen spinach, mixed berries, yogurt, chia seeds, and half a banana Snack: A homemade cookie and about 1-2 oz of peanuts Lunch: A burrito made with crockpotted pinto be...
by Salathor
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Alcohol
Replies: 27
Views: 2732

Re: Alcohol

I'd say a 2-4. I drink 1-2 drinks a night, every night, about 3 hours apart. I'm always strict about the measurement (1.5oz), never get buzzed, but I don't like the taste of ANY liquid more than I do sipping a leathery bourbon or super juniper-forward gin. I might bump that to 3 drinks in a day if I...
by Salathor
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Rental accommodation once retired
Replies: 46
Views: 7090

Re: Rental accommodation once retired

@SClass I can't see how it would do anything other than demolish property values in CA. 1) Taxes rise faster than inflation, in line with current CA housing prices 2) Older folks, fixed income, etc., are priced out and forced to sell due to taxes 3) The market floods, and housing prices become depre...
by Salathor
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: C40's Journal
Replies: 1062
Views: 239191

Re: C40's Journal

Another example: I spend a little bit of time in Texas. Rural Texas has both some of the southern happy-go-lucky charm, and also a big time ‘sovereign individual’ vibe. I like those. When I’d meet a stranger, they were usually really nice, and I’d be thinking “wow, people are easy to make friends w...