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by vezkor
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: David Collum year in review
Replies: 84
Views: 9906

Re: David Collum year in review

The earliest "year in review" from David Collum that I can find is for 2010. Does anyone know of earlier posts (and can possibly provide a link?) or an archive, possibly? I like to make an exercise of matching a person's opinions/predictions from long ago to their subsequent performance and I like t...
by vezkor
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Permanently low interest rates?
Replies: 87
Views: 16699

Re: Permanently low interest rates?

edit: moved post to the correct thread. Please delete this when possible. thanks!
by vezkor
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Your macro/mkt prediction for 2020? Let's see who gets it right
Replies: 19
Views: 2333

Re: Your macro/mkt prediction for 2020? Let's see who gets it right

Lots of noise and volatility ultimately leaves the S&P 500 at 3250 on December 31st- relatively flat. Democratic candidate wins the presidency.
by vezkor
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: SWR milestone record
Replies: 256
Views: 128181

Re: SWR milestone record

1/8/20 - 5%
by vezkor
Tue May 07, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Dealing with a self-destructive friend
Replies: 16
Views: 4669

Re: Dealing with a self-destructive friend

Funny, I just read a thread "Dealing with a Meddling Friend." It went something like "I am independent, well-paid professional, who likes to party and have a good time. You know a "let's have a good time because we are going to die any ways" type of person. Yes, sometimes things get out of hand, bu...
by vezkor
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Chicago ERE Meetup 20180901 (TV-edition)
Replies: 72
Views: 20204

Re: Chicago ERE Meetup 20180901 (TV-edition)

Thanks for holding the meetup today, Jacob! I had a great time and made it home safe (through 5 torrential downpours!)
by vezkor
Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Chicago ERE Meetup 20180901 (TV-edition)
Replies: 72
Views: 20204

Re: Chicago ERE Meetup 20180901 (TV-edition)

@allagash well, thanks for deciding my entertainment for the evening. The Blues Brothers is one of my wife's favorite movies :D
by vezkor
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Preparing for the next recession
Replies: 18
Views: 2787

Re: Preparing for the next recession

I think Sclass said it beautifully.
by vezkor
Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Choo choo - all aboard the Trump Train
Replies: 74
Views: 10945

Re: Choo choo - all aboard the Trump Train

You can buy some serious acreage in rural Michigan for the price of a college education. Since the college education has been fully paid for as of yesterday, I'm on track to have both of these things... Everyone on the forums is invited to live on my ERE permaculture farm once it's up and running. ...
by vezkor
Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: What Do You Eat for Weight Loss?
Replies: 309
Views: 60553

Re: What Do You Eat for Weight Loss?

Great job Felipe! Keep up the good work :)
by vezkor
Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Spending to Get it Out of Your System
Replies: 12
Views: 2620

Re: Spending to Get it Out of Your System

my sister went to CES for the first time this year. She works for a silicon valley startup and her work sent her (all expenses paid) so she went. She's putting ERE into practice on the expensive west coast by saving 60%+ of her ridiculous 110k annual income. Even though rent is typically $1400-2000 ...
by vezkor
Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Why are men more violent
Replies: 22
Views: 5123

Re: Why are men more violent

James_0011 wrote:
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:50 am
Hormones
+1

There is a lot of overthinking going on in this thread. The correct answer is hormones. It is not more complicated than that...
by vezkor
Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Who'd a thunk it? Obamacare not repealed
Replies: 303
Views: 47746

Re: Who'd a thunk it? Obamacare not repealed

Tax fast food corporations the same way big polluters get hit, and for the same reasons ;) collateral damage
by vezkor
Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: 1% rule for housing applicable UK / Worldwide?
Replies: 11
Views: 3677

Re: 1% rule for housing applicable UK / Worldwide?

Very interesting! In the US, consumption of BIGGER and BETTER housing is highly encouraged because, if you sell an owned home here: You have to pay tax on the capital gains UNLESS you spend that money to purchase even more real-estate. It's always good to keep your options in mind :) You'll know wha...
by vezkor
Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Saving up for your kids college from day 1 VS. just buying them a 1OO % debt free house ?
Replies: 50
Views: 11511

Re: Saving up for your kids college from day 1 VS. just buying them a 1OO % debt free house ?

Also one of my favorites since it's on topic for the moment: http://jlcollinsnh.com/2013/05/29/why-your-house-is-a-terrible-investment/ The links provided within JL Collins article are also pretty good. Remember that the single most important factor with these decisions is almost always going to be ...
by vezkor
Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Saving up for your kids college from day 1 VS. just buying them a 1OO % debt free house ?
Replies: 50
Views: 11511

Re: Saving up for your kids college from day 1 VS. just buying them a 1OO % debt free house ?

Hehe, that "Have you heard of that MMM guy?" happens to me from time to time IRL. I get a kick out of it when it happens. My friends say that I have MMM's twin brain. LOL. Are you the owner guy of this site ? Pretty cool site that you have if thats you. @dropoutretire it is very apparent you are ne...
by vezkor
Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: 1% rule for housing applicable UK / Worldwide?
Replies: 11
Views: 3677

Re: 1% rule for housing applicable UK / Worldwide?

Another example from south germany where the housing prices have increased strongly over the last couple of years. in a very small city (around 15 thousand pop.) monthly rent: 678 price: 184000 (january 2017) = 0,37% is this good or bad right now? - as a house owner? - as a renter? very good for th...
by vezkor
Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Toilet paper and safety razors
Replies: 47
Views: 11871

Re: Toilet paper and safety razors

@olaz I would strongly suggest discontinuing the spitting practice if you haven't already. The ecosystem existing at the entrance of the alimentary canal is NOT the same as the ecosystem existing at the exit of the alimentary canal. While earning my bachelor's degree in Biology from the wonderful un...
by vezkor
Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Best break-up Advice?
Replies: 48
Views: 9063

Re: Best break-up Advice?

Go spend time with your friends and start making new memories. Friends will help you move forward. Don't keep yourself bottled up in your room alone with your feelings. Think about what was good about what you had, but always pivot to what could have made that even better. Stay optimistic and start ...
by vezkor
Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Problems money can't solve?
Replies: 17
Views: 3878

Re: Problems money can't solve?

Money is a proxy for human-designated valuable products and services. Re-ask the question as: What are all of the problems that products and services *can't* solve? You could get technical and require that human's must assign value (price or cost) to the product and/or service but you wouldn't want ...