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by conwy
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Thoughts on share-houses?
Replies: 27
Views: 1326

Re: Thoughts on share-houses?

thrifty++ wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:57 pm
Given the latest, I doubt that very much. But suspect there may be a two bubble say April/May if the community transmission stops.
So if I start renting a big place now I might have to deal with Kiwi housemates in June :lol:
by conwy
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Thoughts on share-houses?
Replies: 27
Views: 1326

Re: Thoughts on share-houses?

@OP - what are the property prices doing in central Sydney if rents are dropping then? Looks like rents are dropping heaps from what I just looked at. You can check the Buy tab on domain.com.au to get a broad ballpark, then look on gumtree.com.au and/or talk to people to try and find discounts. Per...
by conwy
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:25 am
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Thoughts on share-houses?
Replies: 27
Views: 1326

Re: Thoughts on share-houses?

I did hear that the NSW rental market is a bit diferent. I heard that people are leaving Sydney city central and that rents were dropping. Hasnt happened quite as much in NZ as COVID has had very little impact here. But then, thats all good for you, because its about the arbitrage right. It's a bit...
by conwy
Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:32 am
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Thoughts on share-houses?
Replies: 27
Views: 1326

Re: Thoughts on share-houses?

In NZ, where its fucking ridiculous expensive, living in a share house is the only option if you are single and want to achieve financial independence. I heard it's expensive in NZ. Sounds like a common problem between AU and NZ! The best way for me has been to get the lease and then sublease the r...
by conwy
Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:04 am
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Thoughts on share-houses?
Replies: 27
Views: 1326

Re: Thoughts on share-houses?

One of the biggest lessons from ffj's journal before he deleted it was that no matter how far out into the sticks you move to buffer yourself from the world there is always the possibility that a terrible neighbor will move nearby and you will be forced to move further away to create an even bigger...
by conwy
Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:50 am
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Thoughts on share-houses?
Replies: 27
Views: 1326

Re: Thoughts on share-houses?

Thanks for your input 2Birds1Stone. Why not just do this option, with someone you know is clean, courteous, and responsible? "Type 1: You rent a 2+ bed apartment then sublet the spare room(s) to person(s) of your choosing." Unfortunately I don't know many people like that! :lol: Or at leas...
by conwy
Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:22 am
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Thoughts on share-houses?
Replies: 27
Views: 1326

Thoughts on share-houses?

Hey ERE-ers, I'm 33 yo, single and have been living in various share houses for about the past decade. I'm curious to know what my ERE comrades think about share houses. I've lived in various types of these including: Type 1: You rent a 2+ bed apartment then sublet the spare room(s) to person(s) of ...
by conwy
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: What use is math for the average pleb (outside academia)?
Replies: 39
Views: 9252

What use is math for the average pleb (outside academia)?

I'm wondering... what is math actually useful for, to the average human, living in modern times? Now I'm not talking about how it's good for the species... I think that's without dispute. I'm also not talking about how necessary it may be academically... if, for some reason, you need a degree, PHD, ...
by conwy
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: How to save your muscles and joints when exercising
Replies: 19
Views: 2845

Re: How to save your muscles and joints when exercising

My formula is strength training, walking, a little HIIT and a little swimming. I try to keep safe and maintain proper form when strength training. I don't overdo it, I just train hard enough to get the heat rate up and really challenge the muscles without risking injury or overtraining. I'd rather m...
by conwy
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: The KonMari method
Replies: 89
Views: 22676

Re: The KonMari method

I found Fumio Sasaki's 'Goodbye Things' more relatable, being as I am, a perpetual bachelor. He has some cool ideas about using public space instead of private space. E.g. hanging out in parks or at cafes rather than at home. I like that kind of 'out and about' lifestyle. He inspired me to pay a bit...
by conwy
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: How to Memorize/Digest Information Effectively & Efficiently
Replies: 8
Views: 2899

Re: How to Memorize/Digest Information Effectively & Efficiently

What jacob said.

Also:

How to Read a Book [Mortimer Adler]

And:

Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology [Ayn Rand]
by conwy
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Short cash, medium dividends, long growth stocks
Replies: 4
Views: 1360

Short cash, medium dividends, long growth stocks

Given the following: Slow growth in developed countries over the next 10 years Period of economic/political turbulence over the next 10 years Bond market not a good deal Slow but steady inflation I'm considering this strategy: Short cash - Big bucket of cash to fund semi-retirement and act as a safe...
by conwy
Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: 'Growth' vs 'yield' jobs - which should you take?
Replies: 11
Views: 2507

Re: 'Growth' vs 'yield' jobs - which should you take?

It's interesting reading your responses. Someone made a comment about self-identity as it relates to one's work. This is a complicated and messy topic for me. Yes, I actually do love programming and do somewhat 'identify' as a programmer, designer, problem-solver and technologist. At the same time, ...
by conwy
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Groceries on-the-go: my 'Two Bags' strategy
Replies: 11
Views: 3304

Re: Groceries on-the-go: my 'Two Bags' strategy

What type of bag do you use for the wet/cold foods? Insulated? Good question. Right now it's just a simple plastic bag. I do have a nice cylindrical box for the oats. The dried fruit, coffee, etc. already comes in its own food packaging, so I just tie up the end with a rubber band to keep the conte...
by conwy
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Groceries on-the-go: my 'Two Bags' strategy
Replies: 11
Views: 3304

Re: Groceries on-the-go: my 'Two Bags' strategy

This inspires me to look into it for myself, even though the local food is often cheaper than cooking. Awesome! So you don't cook often? This is a stable rotation of food making up the bulk of your diet? I generally cook once per day - dinner and dessert. I have both bags with me in the kitchen, an...
by conwy
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: CitySteading™️
Replies: 51
Views: 10864

CitySteading™️

I want to take the popular idea of home-steading and turn it on its head. In home-steading, the aim is to live as independently and self-sufficiently as possible, typically in a more rural or suburban setting. In city-steading , the aim is to live as independently and self-sufficiently as possible i...
by conwy
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Programming is the best way to ERE
Replies: 8
Views: 2391

Re: Programming is the best way to ERE

Programmers are the modern equivalent of pharaohs slaves, only we’re treated like pharaohs courtiers. (Did pharaoh have courtiers? Whatever the equivalent was.) It’s a great gig and not dying anytime soon. Even if they invent AGI (which I doubt) they’ll need people to tell it what to do, ie make rul...
by conwy
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: 'Growth' vs 'yield' jobs - which should you take?
Replies: 11
Views: 2507

Re: 'Growth' vs 'yield' jobs - which should you take?

It's interesting to think of choosing companies using similar methods as an investor. Morningstar is a good idea. Maybe I'll look more into some of the best performers. Though I think one weakness of relying on public data is that there's a lot of 'hidden information' in the market place, a lot of s...
by conwy
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Groceries on-the-go: my 'Two Bags' strategy
Replies: 11
Views: 3304

Groceries on-the-go: my 'Two Bags' strategy

Over the past several weeks I've gotten into the habit of relying almost exclusively on cheap groceries to cover all my food needs. In order to do this on-the-go, whilst travelling, without a fixed location, I had to be a little more organised. I've settled on a 'Two Bags' strategy: I simply carry t...
by conwy
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Keeping spending low whilst travelling
Replies: 18
Views: 3634

Re: Keeping spending low whilst travelling

Thanks everyone, especially jacob, bryan, paretotime! You've motivated me a lot!

Going to do a post about my 'two bags' strategy for managing groceries on-the-go.