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by pk+
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: It is worth to preserve topsoil before building house?
Replies: 1
Views: 546

It is worth to preserve topsoil before building house?

I plan to build a house in near feature, and intuition tells me to gather all topsoil form building site before letting heavy machines in. It would be a lot of labor, which is great but takes time. Details: soil quality - 20-30 cm - I guess medium? (even if it is classified as the worst taxable soil...
by pk+
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Expat income, banking, and flag theory
Replies: 46
Views: 7337

Re: Expat income, banking, and flag theory

I read only theory, but in Europe it is quite nice: "center of living interests" matter. If you are living in one country longer than half of year, then you could sell all your stocks and pay capital gains tax there. CGT could be like 19-33% in some countries, and 10% in other. Such move could "yiel...
by pk+
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Government, mega corp, or small dirty business?
Replies: 12
Views: 2228

Re: Government, mega corp, or small dirty business?

Small business and $150k expense on truck sounds a bit ridiculous for me. What stops $1-4k vehicle from transporting some dirt, barrow and shovel? If you really want to spent money on advertisement, there are probably better ways than shiny car.
by pk+
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Heating a bonus room, separate from main heat
Replies: 22
Views: 3337

Re: Heating a bonus room, separate from main heat

Fixing air leaks seems to be easiest.
by pk+
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Ideas for Earning Interest on House Down Payment Money?
Replies: 12
Views: 1595

Re: Ideas for Earning Interest on House Down Payment Money?

Depending on expected period, I would: a) stick to short term (3-6 months) bank deposits (pick whatever is best at each renewal, 3% - inflation in my country), but who wants to bother with picking best options several times a year? (:P). b) or buy 2 year treasury bonds (2.1% - inflation in my countr...
by pk+
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Influencing factors of the best country to accumulate FI money and RE?
Replies: 32
Views: 5299

Re: Influencing factors of the best country to accumulate FI money and RE?

It looks much better than index v1 ;) (especially no values less than 1 ;)) I guess that Comparative Price Level contains gasoline and cars which should rather be excluded. Similarly most other things like electronics and furniture are (so should be in our model) rarely bought. Wearable things like ...
by pk+
Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Fastest way to improve my English skills without paying
Replies: 10
Views: 2633

Re: Fastest way to improve my English skills without paying

For me biggest boost was definitely a whole lot of reading . As a side effect I got also programming skills and financial knowledge. It would both improve your reading and writing skills. (For convenience (may be not necessary at your level) use some browser plugin, like instant translate for chrome...