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by BMF1102
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: How to make more money without much of any schooling?
Replies: 50
Views: 4652

Re: How to make more money without much of any schooling?

Hey Johnny have you thought about joining a trade? I'd suggest going the union route if you do. Would probably need a vehicle though. The pay is decent to start but after a couple years you could easily be making your 50k target. Good luck!
by BMF1102
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 1600
Views: 110438

Re: COVID-19

Like Ego mentions critical infrastructure passes. My coworkers who are currently working at Fermi Nuclear have been given similar passes a couple days ago "incase of marshall law" so they can commute to the plant. I guess the tents and trailers are for the Plants critical personnel, operators, to st...
by BMF1102
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 1600
Views: 110438

Re: COVID-19

Apparently a couple of Nuclear plants in New York, Fitspatrick & Nine Mile have cancelled their outages (shutdowns for major maintenance) due to the health concerns. I assume because an outage brings in a couple thousand extra people from all over the country/world. Here in Michigan at Fermi they ha...
by BMF1102
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: COVID + Residential Real Estate?
Replies: 15
Views: 1606

Re: COVID + Residential Real Estate?

In my area, southwest Michigan, I have not noticed a drop in home prices over the last couple months. In fact most homes priced fairly, even a little high, are selling within a couple days currently. I have just locked an interest rate of 3.375 down from 4 just about a week ago though. I'm hoping it...
by BMF1102
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investing for Collapse
Replies: 36
Views: 3544

Re: Investing for Collapse

@THF - What puts a Geologist on the same level as a Doctor?
by BMF1102
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: longterm mental health management
Replies: 8
Views: 1448

Re: longterm bipolar management

DBT - Dialectical behavior therapy
An ex who has been diagnosed as depressed, bipolar, borderline etc; at various times by various professionals through her life seemed benefit greatly from this with out use of drugs.
by BMF1102
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Advice for Further Education for ERE
Replies: 12
Views: 2823

Re: Advice for Further Education for ERE

Roaming Francis - I am in a Union Millwright and have worked in Chicago's jurisdiction, PM if you'd like more information.
by BMF1102
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Reep's Tiny House Dilemma
Replies: 48
Views: 3886

Re: Reep's Tiny House Dilemma

What are you wanting out of a tiny house besides being able to reach the back of your cabinets? -Indoor plumbing? Composting toilet? -How do you want to get electricity? Solar? Shore power? (Like when you plug in your camper?) Or hard wired to the grid? Perhaps a combination with battery storage? -H...
by BMF1102
Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Hidden Secrets of Money
Replies: 8
Views: 1201

Re: Hidden Secrets of Money

First thoughts were "seems interesting, but also looks like precious metals sales pitch"
After just now watching first episode.... "still interesting still kinda seems like a sales pitch"

Will I watch the rest of the series..... TBD
by BMF1102
Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Government endorsed Ponzi pensions schemes
Replies: 41
Views: 4992

Re: Government endorsed Ponzi pensions schemes

LI - Ah yes that makes sense. I have not heard of a pension working that way, is it still a "defined benefit plan"? My pension benefit when I hit retirement age is 1% a month of the total dollar amount I have accumulated in my career. Which is 12% a year and the fund has only had single digit return...
by BMF1102
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Government endorsed Ponzi pensions schemes
Replies: 41
Views: 4992

Re: Government endorsed Ponzi pensions schemes

@ LI What is different about your pension that will keep it fully funded?
by BMF1102
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: What is a "good" work ethic, and how do you sustain one?
Replies: 40
Views: 3422

Re: What is a "good" work ethic, and how do you sustain one?

In many trades a good work ethic is nothing more than showing up everyday, on time, sober, having a decent attitude and doing your job (with out too much slacking off). That's it that's all it takes to do well and get a good name. No need to be a ball of fire or the sharpest guy on the job. In fact ...
by BMF1102
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Exactly how cheap can housing be made?
Replies: 33
Views: 4462

Re: Exactly how cheap can housing be made?

I agree Sky, Hastings is a beautiful small town. It's also less than an hour to Lansing, Kalamazoo and Battle Creek. I know many people who live in the vicinity and love it. As to the original post- $205 per month (taxes, electric, natural gas, sewer, water and trash) is the running average for the ...
by BMF1102
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Coming to the midwest in summer 2019
Replies: 64
Views: 13482

Re: Coming to the midwest in summer 2019

Tahquamenon falls in the UP, pictured rocks, Crisp point light house, Kitch-iti-kipi is neat but a tourist trap. There is a nice State Park on the east side of Big Bay De'noc. I prefer St. Ignace to Mackinac City near the Bridge. South of the bridge you have Headlands Dark Sky park, could make a goo...
by BMF1102
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: Conversations that Changed Everything
Replies: 37
Views: 11772

Re: Conversations that Changed Everything

Bankai - No I did not, I simply had a solid understanding of my importance and role at the company and any company for that matter. Basically nobody gives a shit about your feelings,as an employee you are simply a tool and some tools are more useful than others.
by BMF1102
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: Conversations that Changed Everything
Replies: 37
Views: 11772

Re: Conversations that Changed Everything

I was working at a Plumbing company right out of High School about a year or so in I had a brief conversation with my boss about how me and my partner thought it was unfair that he let so and so take time off when they had no vaca time available but did not let another guy who had vaca time. Boss - ...
by BMF1102
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Transportation Questions
Topic: My Mechanics Place
Replies: 13
Views: 2482

Re: My Mechanics Place

@Intellectualpursuit - Detroit actually has one a "club" where you pay a membership fee and you get access to tons of wood working, metal working and welding equiptment. They provide instruction classes on the various machines (lathes, cnc, welders, drill press, etc;) by qualified individuals and th...
by BMF1102
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Motor, belt, and pulley questions
Replies: 10
Views: 1766

Re: Motor, belt, and pulley questions

I don't have any specific recommendations. Your local library should have an Audel Millwright manual which should tell you everything you want to know and more relating to the belts and pulleys. Various home machinery simply has the motor mounted on a hinged base and the motor weight provides the te...
by BMF1102
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Does anyone have an experience working in the middle east?
Replies: 18
Views: 4911

Re: Does anyone have an experience working in the middle east?

My BIL works in Afghanistan, for a private contractor. He is like a locksmith (all digital) for the base. He was in the Navy and his company only hires vets. He makes like $2500 take home a week when on the job and slightly less when home on break. His base/situation seems safe but he just told me l...
by BMF1102
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: I'm going mobile, let's discuss the options.
Replies: 15
Views: 2395

Re: I'm going mobile, let's discuss the options.

Laura - $35,000 wouldn't be terrible if it included the vehicle but I could not bring myself to spend it! :lol: Have you done any van/mobile living or are currently? I've tried finding your journal (if you have one) but no luck yet. I like a comment of yours in another thread about "multiple crappy ...