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by BadHorse
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: ETF 'heartbeats'
Replies: 0
Views: 2061

ETF 'heartbeats'

Seems part of the success of ETFs in the US is due to a tax dodge (heartbeat trades): https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2019-etf-tax-dodge-lets-investors-save-big Would that apply to ETFs only, or could funds like Berkshire do something similar? It's interesting if active management gets penalized ...
by BadHorse
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Sleeping problems
Replies: 23
Views: 3000

Re: Sleeping problems

In addition to the excellent advice above: Is breathing through the nose a problem during the day too, or only at night? If the latter, might allergies be a problem? Iirc some sleep meds can have a antihistamine-like effect, which might be an alternative explanation for why they work well for you. M...
by BadHorse
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 2283
Views: 445214

Re: Investments Trade Log

Another way of seeing that is that the short rate is too high relative to the overvalued stocks. Hence prob. also why the fed put a damper on the hikes. They've truly backed themselves into a [very profitable for contrarians] corner. Who would be the contrarians in this scenario? In related news, t...
by BadHorse
Wed May 16, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Introducing myself: HappyDane - or working on it:-)
Replies: 8
Views: 1431

Re: Introducing myself: HappyDane - or working on it:-)

Welcome to the forum, @HappyDane! As Fbeyer said, we have a good Cph community with different people and different approaches to FI/ERE. You should definitely join a meetup. They are always inspiring, and we are happy to see new faces. It sounds like you are well on the way to FI. Are you counting t...
by BadHorse
Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Meditation and Metacognition
Replies: 54
Views: 11319

Re: Meditation and Metacognition

A while back I was talking to a neuroscientist studying the effect of meditation. They were looking for consistent changes in patterns of brain activity. Problem was, the patterns were all over the place! They saw changes in individuals, but changes were, well, individual. No obvious common pattern....
by BadHorse
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: Positive psychology
Replies: 12
Views: 2588

Re: Positive psychology

For example instead of focussing on yourself all the time (which the vast majority of people do 24/7) focus your thoughts on other people and making their life and situation and comfort better. iirc that's also the final conclusion to the Dale Carnegie classic "How to win friends and influence peop...
by BadHorse
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: BadHorse's slow trot towards FI
Replies: 13
Views: 3699

Re: BadHorse's slow trot towards FI

Digging up and dusting off this good ole journal for an update. Money: Meh and Sigh So in my usual unintentionally unconventional way, I've managed to be one of the few people who actually lost money going the ERE route. I've always been naturally frugal, with no particular overarching plan but a fe...
by BadHorse
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: FI or bust; FBeyer.
Replies: 247
Views: 60919

Re: FI or bust; FBeyer.

Well I read it to be up-to-date for the meet-up this weekend :D

Seriously though, I'm hoping to hear more about your potential new job, it sounds awesome. One of my (many!) FI fantasies has been starting a bio-sustainable robotics-based permaculture farm on Bornholm.
by BadHorse
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Wizards' journal (ERE in Denmark)
Replies: 66
Views: 23214

Re: Wizards' journal (ERE in Denmark)

Impressive as always, glad it's going so well! :) If you really get nothing but the money out of the part time gig, then it does sound a bit pointless when you don't need the money. Do you think there is any potential value to maintaining some sort of connection with the job market? Like CV or up-to...
by BadHorse
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Tiny House/Small House Resources
Replies: 149
Views: 52913

Re: Tiny House/Small House Resources

Thanks for sharing these, lots of inspiration. I sometimes daydream of a tiny house+greenhouse combi. Maybe even a tiny house within a not-so-tiny greenhouse.
by BadHorse
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: EREish village in Denmark
Replies: 0
Views: 2298

EREish village in Denmark

"A sustainable, waste- and debt-free society" starting up next year* in Ebeltoft, right under the drippy nose of Jutland. https://grobund.org Looks interesting from an ERE perspective. From what I understand, it is intended to incorporate: 1) A large, currently vacant, factory building to house prod...
by BadHorse
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: "What the Health"
Replies: 98
Views: 17833

Re: "What the Health"

Just came across this, don't know if it's been posted here before. Might be of interest to the "optimizers" among us. https://academic.oup.com/eurheartj/article/38/32/2478/3608700/Extreme-high-high-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol Excerpt from abstract: The association between HDL cholesterol concent...
by BadHorse
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Living in Denmark: tips, challenges and questions
Replies: 66
Views: 14404

Re: Living in Denmark: tips, challenges and questions

Yeah, those changes would def be good for EREs.. but let's see how it goes once it's been through the parliamentary mills!
by BadHorse
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Growing sweet potatoes from a single potato
Replies: 7
Views: 2051

Re: Growing sweet potatoes from a single potato

Looks pretty awesome! Is Denmark warm enough for sweet potatoes? Kansas is quite a bit further south and inland.
by BadHorse
Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Mechanical protection against garden slugs?
Replies: 13
Views: 2524

Re: Mechanical protection against garden slugs?

Ah, the infamous "killer slugs", bane of garden beds and ecosystems alike. These were the main reason I gave up on gardening, after realizing that 90% of the time is spent violently killing things, not tenderly nurturing little seedlings. So much for meditative hobbies. Like @Eureka said, they are a...
by BadHorse
Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:11 am
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Next Copenhagen meet-up
Replies: 76
Views: 25152

Re: Next Copenhagen meet-up

isn't it preferable to organize one's life so that there is no need for escapes or trips away from it? No arguing there!! The challenge is just how to go about it so that you can: 1) Be where you want 2) when you want 3) doing what you want 2) with the people you want to be with Looking forward to ...
by BadHorse
Sat Nov 05, 2016 8:38 am
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Next Copenhagen meet-up
Replies: 76
Views: 25152

Re: Next Copenhagen meet-up

@knap82, I've sent you a pm.
by BadHorse
Sat Oct 29, 2016 11:58 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Next Copenhagen meet-up
Replies: 76
Views: 25152

Re: Next Copenhagen meet-up

Jaaah, Günther, here iz ze plan: When is the meet-up? Sunday Nov 6th, 2pm -address sent by PM to the new folks. Who is it for? (copied directly from Eureka) Anyone who is applying one/more ERE principles to her/his life or is intending/considering to do so. Not intended for: Journalists and others w...
by BadHorse
Tue Oct 25, 2016 3:53 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Living in Denmark: tips, challenges and questions
Replies: 66
Views: 14404

Re: Living in Denmark: tips, challenges and questions

That travel insurance looks interesting.. will have to check it out. So far I've just got the account. Do you know if it's just a 'delays & lost luggage' insurance, of if it also covers stuff like accidents, illness, and helicopter rescue from unexpectedly erupting volcanoes? I would guess the forme...
by BadHorse
Tue Oct 25, 2016 3:45 am
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Next Copenhagen meet-up
Replies: 76
Views: 25152

Re: Next Copenhagen meet-up

Wow, we're getting a good good influx of new people here. Great :) @tjelli, thanks for your intro. Sounds very interesting with your fintech company, hope we can hear some more at the meetup! Speaking of which, I'll be sending out PMs and details this weekend at the latest. @chol03ac, you are also w...