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by LookingInward
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Help me think about the next step in my life
Replies: 5
Views: 448

Re: Help me think about the next step in my life

I just want to thank the people that have answered so far. I will be monitoring the thread and think about the suggestions. Regardless, I am very hesitant to work in a place like a Hedge Fund. The ideas that come to mind when I think about that segment is stress and long hours. But I guess there are...
by LookingInward
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Help me think about the next step in my life
Replies: 5
Views: 448

Help me think about the next step in my life

Hello, I am a late 20s person from Europe who works part-time at a low-skilled job and is nearing completion of a masters in Financial Mathematics (FM). I also have an undergraduate degree in Economics and a post-graduate degree in Finance. Previously I’ve worked full-time as an IT consultant, in R&...
by LookingInward
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Headphone recommendations
Replies: 38
Views: 11234

Re: Headphone recommendations

The OP mentions headphones with life long warranty? Does anyone know of any brand that offers this? I prefer earphones though.
by LookingInward
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What do use for a cell phone?
Replies: 24
Views: 4933

Re: What do use for a cell phone?

I echo what some people have said about their smartphones. It has so much utility packed into one inexpensive device that I honestly don't think its worth it for me to have a dumb phone + other things. I have a Samsung S4. Bought it used + new battery for 75€ early this year. If it lasts 2 years tha...
by LookingInward
Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Precious metals
Replies: 51
Views: 10443

Re: Precious metals

The book Permanent Portfolio has a chapter on gold and it probably answers most of your questions. If I remember correctly: * Advices against investing in gold miners stock; * Advices against investing in any precious metal other than gold; * Gives some specifics to keep in mind when it comes to gol...
by LookingInward
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Economists respected in the ERE movement
Replies: 12
Views: 3170

Re: Economists respected in the ERE movement

First, sorry for abandoning a thread the second I open it. It's a habit of mine =p. @Solvent Rereading my original post I realize I didn't expand enough on what I wanted to discuss. I guess what I was pushing back on was the narratives and theories we hear everyday on mainstream news (even if they d...
by LookingInward
Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Bored out of my mind
Replies: 20
Views: 2705

Re: Bored out of my mind

@daylen I like the things I'm studying, they are quite engaging and there is a lot of depth to it. If I said that about spacial thinking I probably meant that if I have a mental picture of the math (or any other topic) it's easier for me to understand and memorize it. I don't deal very well with tex...
by LookingInward
Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Bored out of my mind
Replies: 20
Views: 2705

Re: Bored out of my mind

@daylen I'm doing a Master's in Financial Mathematics. ODEs, PDEs, SDEs, Measure Theory, Stochastic Calculus (SC), Numerical Methods, you name it. We have it all :P Honestly I was never good at memorizing what each letter meant in the MB system. I also hear it's not consensual among people who study...
by LookingInward
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Lifespan
Replies: 4
Views: 1220

Re: Lifespan

Funny side note: on new year's eve I went to a dinner with mostly total strangers. They laughed at me when I told them the only reason I exercise is to decrease the probability of pain and suffering in the future.
by LookingInward
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Bored out of my mind
Replies: 20
Views: 2705

Re: Bored out of my mind

Thanks for the answers and sorry for "abandoning" the thread for days. I get trapped into a perfectionist mindset and just delay coming here to communicate. I do like to walk from time to time. Get groceries, run some errands, go to a cafe with the best food I've ever eaten (and I'm one of those peo...
by LookingInward
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Bored out of my mind
Replies: 20
Views: 2705

Bored out of my mind

(If this is not the right sub-forum for this post please move it.) So I'm currently in a break from my Master’s degree before I choose a thesis topic and start going hard on that. I work a part-time job (~8h per week), and besides my studies I have no big obligations. I am bored out of my mind. Disc...
by LookingInward
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Recommendation for a New Laptop for Wife
Replies: 27
Views: 4037

Re: Recommendation for a New Laptop for Wife

I have macbooks for work so I can compare Linux and OSX, and at least over the past 5 years I can say Linux is much less hassle to maintain. (That used to be different, when I first started with Linux it was easy to break your OS if you didn't know what you were doing, and things like printers were...
by LookingInward
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Recommendation for a New Laptop for Wife
Replies: 27
Views: 4037

Re: Recommendation for a New Laptop for Wife

perhaps upgrade RAM if possible, i'm writing on a mid 2010 MacBook Pro - initially with 2 x 2 gb, after 2 x 8 gb ram (and a ssd hd) its working perfect for similar tasks as mentioned in OP I would highly suggest this as a first possible solution. I have a Macbook Pro from 2013 that functions perfec...
by LookingInward
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Nothing Matters Vs. Everything Matters
Replies: 24
Views: 3858

Re: Nothing Matters Vs. Everything Matters

I think everything matters from a planetary perspective down to the individual perspective. On a cosmical perspective, yes, we are all irrelevant and probably no one out there gives a shit how and when you play your music. That aside, suffering is very real. Consider the suffering you are causing on...
by LookingInward
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Mitigating the risk of losing 50% in divorce
Replies: 62
Views: 11661

Re: Mitigating the risk of losing 50% in divorce

@ZAFCorrection I'm quite positive no one here is assuming any one outcome. What some people are pointing out, myself included, is that there are highly material negative possible outcomes and that one should think about them. When I hear people say "you just have to go all in" it seems to me quite d...
by LookingInward
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Mitigating the risk of losing 50% in divorce
Replies: 62
Views: 11661

Re: Mitigating the risk of losing 50% in divorce

To @Seppia and others who haves this view of "all or nothing" with regards to marriage: what exactly do you mean by this (Specially when it comes to finances)? To me it sounds like a poor plan, but I want to know more.
by LookingInward
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: The benefits of a basic income // much higher min wage
Replies: 314
Views: 53780

Re: The benefits of a basic income // much higher min wage

Actually it's not a strawman argument. Any system that seeks to distribute outcomes without defining its inherit limits is a race toward forced equal distribution. To make my argument a strawman you have to define the limits of your redistribution of wealth. So how much of a difference are YOU will...
by LookingInward
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Economists respected in the ERE movement
Replies: 12
Views: 3170

Re: Economists respected in the ERE movement

"It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!" applies here. When you say economist, would you be satisfied with someone who has studied economics, or do they have to be actively employed by governing institutions, if the latter, refer...
by LookingInward
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Economists respected in the ERE movement
Replies: 12
Views: 3170

Economists respected in the ERE movement

Hello, Lately I've been reading about the Economics of the EU, specially about the debt crises that had its height a few years ago. This has renewed my intuition that many people that talk about economics do so assuming unsustainable premisses (growth to infinite, comercial surpluses that last forev...
by LookingInward
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Trying lifestyle inflation. Need to spend more.
Replies: 40
Views: 9193

Re: Trying lifestyle inflation. Need to spend more.

better quality food - if you're currently buying in a supermarket, make sure it's all organic. It's only very slightly healthier, but if money is not a problem, there's no downside. I've heard from various people that organic food is not only not better in terms of health, it is worse in terms of r...