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by Lemur
Mon Aug 02, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Is 4% dead?
Replies: 27
Views: 1069

Re: Is 4% dead?

To be specific, the Reddit Leanfire uses 20k spending limit for a single person an 40k spending limit for a family. There has been a recent cultural war on that sub lately for adjusting that # with inflation but they've held for a few years at those limits to encourage creativity in keeping spending...
by Lemur
Sun Aug 01, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Is 4% dead?
Replies: 27
Views: 1069

Re: Is 4% dead?

I don't believe so. I think we've plenty of catalysts this century such as green growth, artificial intelligence, semi-conductors technology is only getting better, computing, cloud storage, artificial meat, etc. We also have some headwinds like the printing of money and inflation. So it is a wash t...
by Lemur
Wed Jul 28, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Western Red Cedar's Journal
Replies: 248
Views: 32652

Re: Western Red Cedar's Journal

I can relate all too well with the struggles of anxiety. You sound like me...most of your anxiety seems to stem from your occupation. Over the years, I read many books on the topic, lectures, and all that stuff. Read into cognitive behavioral therapy...dug into philosophy. The anxiety I used to deal...
by Lemur
Wed Jul 28, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 2602
Views: 541123

Re: Investments Trade Log

If AMC makes another run up to $50 by earnings on Aug 04, 2021 - Aug 09, 2021, I feel a great temptation to short the shares. Not only is the stock highly overvalued to begin with, there are now lately strong concerns with COVID-Delta variants disruptions. Specifically news articles on the mask mand...
by Lemur
Tue Jul 27, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Lemur Journal!
Replies: 594
Views: 142962

Re: Lemur Journal!

Thanks Salathor - Still need to pick it up from the library. Just finished reading Mark Manson's "The subtle art of not giving a fu*k." Good book, easy read, and some great lessons. Today I defeated my friend at a tennis match. He had won 3 in a row so this is my first win in about a month...
by Lemur
Mon Jul 26, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: The Paradox of Intention : Reaching the Goal by Giving Up the Attempt to Reach It
Replies: 6
Views: 476

Re: The Paradox of Intention : Reaching the Goal by Giving Up the Attempt to Reach It

Interesting - I just finished reading Mark Manson's book and he writes about this phenomena a little bit. Essentially when one stops giving "fu*ks" then it opens up creative outlets to take risks, have those difficult conversations, try new things, and generally think clearer to complete w...
by Lemur
Thu Jul 22, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Lemur Journal!
Replies: 594
Views: 142962

Re: Lemur Journal!

Applied for a margin account @ my broker. My brokerage does not allow naked calls but the level 4 account (highest level) will allow naked puts which I aim to do. I've so far had a very high success rate in over a year of options trading (with the occasional blow-out lesson learned) so I figured its...
by Lemur
Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Ultimate Stoic Frugality Challenge
Replies: 37
Views: 2166

Re: Ultimate Stoic Frugality Challenge

Be born in a country where this is not a concern... On a serious note - probably just do a ton of book research and adjust my diet to reduce symptoms. But failing that, I would probably cave in eventually - and then continue to experiment getting off the medication / adjusting diet, etc. I had somet...
by Lemur
Mon Jul 19, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Lemur Journal!
Replies: 594
Views: 142962

Re: Lemur Journal!

So finally I decided to do something about this job suffering. I did a few things: 1.) I went all out and documented and emailed all my problem/concerns with my stakeholders. This actually turned out positive - the responses I was given were ones of "we agree our teams need to collaborate a bit...
by Lemur
Thu Jul 15, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: How should I invest excess cash money without having to pay tax on it?
Replies: 4
Views: 328

Re: How should I invest excess cash money without having to pay tax on it?

Presumably invested money makes money and any ROI you make will outweigh any taxes you owe..so not sure why this is a concern. Since this is a side business, consider opening a Solo 401(k) or a SEP-IRA and make employee contributions - in this way you won't pay taxes on earnings until you withdraw. ...
by Lemur
Wed Jul 14, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Lemur Journal!
Replies: 594
Views: 142962

Re: Lemur Journal!

Reading Mark Manson's book "The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fu*k." I probably need something like this given how much I let my mental state be effected by my occupation. Ironically as I asterisk curse words. Anyhow I wrote this book off years ago due to the title alone - just thought it was...
by Lemur
Wed Jul 14, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 2602
Views: 541123

Re: Investments Trade Log

- Sold a $30 Put on CRSR on August 20. IV is mid-range but I believe this one is done bottoming out. Aiming for 50% profit. - That one week where I was selling put credit spreads on AMC...looking at it now I am lucky I stopped playing that. - Added to BAC position - Rolled up and out a CC on NOK fro...
by Lemur
Fri Jul 09, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Remote Work - life implications
Replies: 20
Views: 1539

Re: Remote Work - life implications

@henrik There are products out there that physically move your mouse around continuously (while you do other things) so you're always 'active' lol. Example: https://www.amazon.com/Stageek-Simulates-Movement-Prevents-Computer/dp/B07VHBQQVG/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=mouse+mover&qid=162...
by Lemur
Wed Jul 07, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Remote Work - life implications
Replies: 20
Views: 1539

Re: Remote Work - life implications

I've managed with a 5 year old but not without the help of my Spouse. Spouse is work from home as well (self-employed) but is flexible. Life will even get easier once he goes to school in a few months. Younger toddler /baby could be tougher. Productivity - all time high...I even started a new projec...
by Lemur
Mon Jul 05, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Significant others: Having the talk ...
Replies: 63
Views: 21481

Re: Significant others: Having the talk ...

@7Wannabe5 Often I just lay out my thought process in writing, reach a conclusion, and re-read it a few times to see if it logically makes sense and the arrived conclusion is not some sort of fallacy. You're spot on why I made the post - I did not like the conclusions I came up with and I wanted to ...
by Lemur
Sun Jul 04, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Significant others: Having the talk ...
Replies: 63
Views: 21481

Re: Significant others: Having the talk ...

Umm...I typed this whole thing but I think the thoughts are a bit rambling so sorry for that. Hope the forum understands as I'm not too in-depth on the Wheaton level reading - just going off the table. And not necessary to make a new thread either- this topic has been on my mind a lot lately. Perhap...
by Lemur
Sat Jul 03, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: C40's Journal
Replies: 1131
Views: 320678

Re: C40's Journal

What a cool journal. This is motivating me in a way how you moved from U.S. and lived in Vietnam - so radically different (but not radical for this forum). Hope you find your footing back in the U.S. Whenever I lived with my Spouse in the Philippines, even for short amounts of time, I always came ba...
by Lemur
Sat Jul 03, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Lemur Journal!
Replies: 594
Views: 142962

Re: Lemur Journal!

This is a fun update - mainly because I'm kicking ass at everything and I am firing on all cylinders .... :D July 3, 2021 Net-worth: $484,000 (Up $41,000) Financial - A $10k bonus from my salaryman job. My spouse made her quarterly investment after paying taxes ($5k invested). A few stocks hit my co...
by Lemur
Fri Jul 02, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Lemur Journal!
Replies: 594
Views: 142962

Re: Lemur Journal!

Scare this morning with AMC suddenly taking a 10% drop but as soon as it bounced up over my short strike, I got out. Here is how the trade went overall this week: Sell to open: AMC210702P00050000 $1,084.99 (I sold Puts at $50) Buy to open: AMC210702P00047000 -546.00 (I bought Puts at $47) Buy to clo...