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by Salathor
Thu Jun 03, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 2594
Views: 536489

Re: Investments Trade Log

The options market seems to be so inefficient there are tons of ways of make money in it. Are you referring to options on more thinly traded tickers here? A few years ago I got seduced by options and ended up doing a bunch of research on SPY options. In the end, I decided not to play because my mat...
by Salathor
Thu Jun 03, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: How will you evaluate this job offer
Replies: 24
Views: 1498

Re: How will you evaluate this job offer

I wouldn't be put out by the 2x talk falling to 1.6x. I'd say he's either a bad negotiator who tipped his hand early or, as a previous commenter said, they maybe have a 'secret max' of 2.3x (for example) and are giving you the 1.6 - 2.0 band to keep away from it. Either way, you can't allow yourself...
by Salathor
Mon May 24, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Dividends over 4% rule
Replies: 13
Views: 1453

Re: Dividends over 4% rule

I think the MOST you can hope for in dividends should probably skew closer to the ~3% that VYM and VYMI pay. If you're chasing 10% in dividends you're giving up an exceptional amount of safety for yield, and it will come back to bite you later.

TANSTAAFL, especially in highly liquid equity markets.
by Salathor
Thu May 06, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Green Tech Future Revival?
Replies: 32
Views: 2386

Re: Green Tech Future Revival?

@Married: "The cost per kWh is on par with or cheaper than coal or gas fired power plants." I just don't believe this is true yet. I've heard this before, but the fact is that power companies love profit, not coal. If solar were actually cheaper and still met the needs of a commercial grid...
by Salathor
Tue Apr 27, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: COVID topic vol 2
Replies: 868
Views: 64132

Re: COVID topic vol 2

I am pretty darn conservative and manage to have several close friends who are VERY liberal. We pretty much agree to discuss only things we agree on or at least aren't points of serious contention (literature, games, movies, kids, etc.). It helps that I'm an environmentalist-conservative, so we have...
by Salathor
Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Sedentary indoor cold wear
Replies: 68
Views: 15951

Re: Sedentary indoor cold wear

I know this is an old thread, but I just had some input in case anyone is still thinking about this. We keep our house at 60-63 (used to be 55 but couldn't figure out a way to reliably keep babies warm when they undress themselves constantly). My key that I found to keeping warm was feet insulation ...
by Salathor
Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Making wine
Replies: 73
Views: 16131

Re: Making wine

That does seem pricy compared to costco's organic US apples at $5/gal, but those are filtered. I would guess the sediment inside could make for a really thick, delicious cider. Let me know how it goes!
by Salathor
Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Making wine
Replies: 73
Views: 16131

Re: Making wine

not yet.. mine has been plenty tart with chinese apple juice from walmart, but i love the malic acid taste. the american costco juice was not so tart. where do you find yours? also ive been thinking if adding ascorbic acid to aid fermentation. it's a common enhancer for bread baking and i have tons...
by Salathor
Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Making wine
Replies: 73
Views: 16131

Re: Making wine

Yeah I think 4g per cup would be not enough sugar. Have you tried the malic acid with your cider? Makes a HUGE difference for cheap-o cider making. EDIT: Also, I read about kumis production on https://cyclingtips.com/2019/02/ride-silk-road-kyrgyzstan/ and definitely cannot bring myself to think abou...
by Salathor
Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Making wine
Replies: 73
Views: 16131

Re: Making wine

I make wine from the 1 gallon jugs of apple juice from target ($4 per gallon). I add about 1 gram of champagne yeast (I think 1 gr) and it takes 2-3 weeks to ferment. I then add 2-3 tsp of malic acid to give it that cider tartness and just put it in the fridge. IMO it's drinkable right away and pret...
by Salathor
Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Walking, standing, sitting, lying -- more natural approaches?
Replies: 36
Views: 3322

Re: Walking, standing, sitting, lying -- more natural approaches?

We're a barefoot (indoors) house and it's pretty rough visiting our inlaws who keep their shoes on inside. We've got babies and it's rough to think of all the gross stuff they're rolling in on the carpet :-p For outside walking I'm usually in flip flops for anything under 2 miles and hiking boots/re...
by Salathor
Thu Feb 04, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Getting Paid to Read
Replies: 22
Views: 3187

Re: Getting Paid to Read

theanimal wrote:
Sat Jan 30, 2021 2:35 pm
mike_bos is an ERE OG
Anybody have any idea what happened to him after he quit blogging in 2014? Is he still EREd or has he gone back to work?
by Salathor
Thu Feb 04, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: A Conservative Policy Solution to Slow Down Climate Change?
Replies: 521
Views: 29789

Re: A Conservative Policy Solution to Slow Down Climate Change?

white belt wrote:
Sat Jan 30, 2021 5:52 pm
Thanks for the recommendation on Rob Greenfield. I'd never encountered him before and I've been devouring his stuff. Really inspiring. He and I differ in a lot of ways and opinions but man does he have a lot of great stuff going on about sustainability, etc.
by Salathor
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Getting Paid to Read
Replies: 22
Views: 3187

Re: Getting Paid to Read

ertyu wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 5:08 am
I'm told this doesn't happen anymore. Hotel chains became aware of this loophole and closed it.
Admittedly, if I ran a hotel I'd be concerned if my employees had time to write several novels on shift. You might be overstaffed.
by Salathor
Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: A Conservative Policy Solution to Slow Down Climate Change?
Replies: 521
Views: 29789

Re: A Conservative Policy Solution to Slow Down Climate Change?

Well, DD is learning about ecosystems in school and she asked me for an explanation of what that means. My explanation involved linking humans, our food consumption, our energy consumption, our housing, and our waste management practices; so, there you go. Probably not the explanation she was looki...
by Salathor
Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Getting Paid to Read
Replies: 22
Views: 3187

Re: Getting Paid to Read

Brandon Sanderson (the famous fantasy author) wrote several of his early novels at his job (night clerking for a hotel). He was single and just lived nocturnally, and he was able to cover all of his young man's expenses by living on minimum wage.
by Salathor
Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: C40's Journal
Replies: 1123
Views: 318224

Re: C40's Journal

Oh yeah. There are various things that I would not like when going back to the U.S. I already did not like them, but now I've gotten used to life that, in these ways, is more like I think it should be. Two of the big ones that come to mind immediately are: - How fat people are in the U.S - How the ...
by Salathor
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Only Rice and Beans Response from friend on Spending Goal
Replies: 32
Views: 3629

Re: Only Rice and Beans Response from friend on Spending Goal

That's about our spending for a family of four with a paid off house in a high COL area. The thing is, you don't have to eat just rice and beans. You DO have to cook pretty much everything yourself though. No hiring personal chefs to cook for you in far away kitchens and send the food, frozen, to yo...
by Salathor
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Sleeping problems
Replies: 27
Views: 4658

Re: Sleeping problems

I know this is late, but I have a question--do you do stuff in bed before you go to sleep? I know you said you WERE using the computer. Hopefully you stopped. But for me, I really have to end ALL stuff in bed or I don't get much sleep. If I want to read, I do it in the other room before hand, etc. I...
by Salathor
Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Protecting against dementia
Replies: 67
Views: 5524

Re: Protecting against dementia

Apparently only the stronger versions. So maybe file this under possible but not plausible. This was a short term study with finite dose exposure. Dunno about long term bioaccumulation, but I do know that "some people" are popping Benadryl like candy instead of pursuing lifestyle modifica...