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by prognastat
Tue May 14, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: cmonkey's journal
Replies: 889
Views: 156600

Re: cmonkey's journal

Congrats, couldn't have turned out better.

Good luck with the move, hope it goes smoothly.
by prognastat
Tue May 14, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: What's The Next Bubble?
Replies: 27
Views: 4147

Re: What's The Next Bubble?

tonyedgecombe wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 2:41 am
From what I understand though for much of the last decade they have been getting less so, the last year this has seen a shift back in the other direction. Hopefully this is just temporary, but there is no way to know for certain.
by prognastat
Mon May 13, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Non-ere things you are happy to pay for
Replies: 30
Views: 4294

Re: Non-ere things you are happy to pay for

Chocolate - I definitely agree with Frita that quality chocolate is worth the premium though it does mean I get to enjoy it less frequently than I would like. However this is probably good for my waistline too. Gaming - though I do have strategies to reduce costs here it definitely is one of my cost...
by prognastat
Fri May 10, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Tilting at Windmills(Prognastat's Journal)
Replies: 91
Views: 9742

Re: Tilting at Windmills(Prognastat's Journal)

I would say if you appreciate the art then just that can definitely be worth it as the manga art is among some of the best of any manga. There is a ridiculous amount of detail put into it and the artist has done a great job at conveying weight and motion in the action panels. I've watched the origin...
by prognastat
Fri May 10, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Tilting at Windmills(Prognastat's Journal)
Replies: 91
Views: 9742

Re: Tilting at Windmills(Prognastat's Journal)

Other April 2019: Read "Off to Be the Wizard". It’s a fiction book about a programmer that finds the source code of the universe and the capability of editing it and the adventures this leads to. It was a fun read and I got through it pretty quickly. The only thing I was hoping for was going into e...
by prognastat
Thu May 09, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Lemur Journal!
Replies: 145
Views: 21912

Re: Lemur Journal!

I would say a large part of consumerism doesn't come from the actual present, but rather the near term. The anticipation of the purchase/acquisition leading to the payoff. This is why there is a certain empty-ness shortly after acquiring something new. The enjoyment came from the lead up, the antici...
by prognastat
Thu May 09, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Tilting at Windmills(Prognastat's Journal)
Replies: 91
Views: 9742

Re: Tilting at Windmills(Prognastat's Journal)

Something like this: https://www.fitnessfactoryoutlet.com/Body-Solid-ProClub-Series-2-Weighted-Chin-and-Dip-Assist.html?utm_source=google-shopping&utm_medium=organic&gclid=Cj0KCQjwn8_mBRCLARIsAKxi0GJwtb-NBYRh5ufrWT5y2oyx0GG6YBYKRjgzPygl-xV75Fk-5iPhFpIaAhKuEALw_wcB The weight is subtracted from your ...
by prognastat
Thu May 09, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Tilting at Windmills(Prognastat's Journal)
Replies: 91
Views: 9742

Re: Tilting at Windmills(Prognastat's Journal)

Health February 2019 Health Metrics March 2019 | Category | This Month | Last Month | |----------|------------|------------| | Weight | 187 | 182 | This month has been a struggle in more than one way. I’ve been struggling to maintain my diet for more than a few days at a time 4-5 days. This has lea...
by prognastat
Thu May 09, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: cmonkey's journal
Replies: 889
Views: 156600

Re: cmonkey's journal

Congrats, hope when you hear back from him he comes bearing good news.

If they agree to both your contract and salary comp requests which would you go with?
by prognastat
Wed May 08, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Tilting at Windmills(Prognastat's Journal)
Replies: 91
Views: 9742

Re: Tilting at Windmills(Prognastat's Journal)

Finances April 2019 Income April 2019 | Category | $ | % | |--------------|-------|-------| | Total | 5,898 | 100.0 | | Paychecks | 3,383 | 57.3 | | 401k | 2,304 | 39.0 | | HSA | 211 | 3.5 | This month was pretty normal for a 2 pay cheque month. Spending April 2019 | Category | $ | % | |-----------...
by prognastat
Wed May 08, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Libertadfinanciera's journal
Replies: 9
Views: 1210

Re: Libertadfinanciera's journal

Good job on the progress. How has the tracking been going?
by prognastat
Wed May 08, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Dealing with a self-destructive friend
Replies: 13
Views: 1965

Re: Dealing with a self-destructive friend

Also though I agree with the sentiment that there is only so much you can do to change someone else's behaviour unless they decide they need to change themselves(and even then it often fails), I would add to make sure to maintain some boundaries that protect you from self-destructive behaviour as it...
by prognastat
Wed May 08, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: The Vimes 'Boots' theory of socioeconomic unfairness – as applied to boots
Replies: 6
Views: 1084

Re: The Vimes 'Boots' theory of socioeconomic unfairness – as applied to boots

You are over on your fancy/durable boot related pricing in pretty much all places. I managed to get a pair of Hanwags for $230 and that even included shipping them all the way from Germany to the US, a resole would cost me about $60 and I may need to resole once every 3-4 years. This means that the ...
by prognastat
Wed May 08, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: cmonkey's journal
Replies: 889
Views: 156600

Re: cmonkey's journal

To be salaried I would require a level of pay that my employer would never agree to. I would effectively be checking my hours worked for the past year. Calculating how much I would be making a year including OT then adding a safety margin on top of that and looking for that as my new salary and they...
by prognastat
Mon May 06, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: We're doomed. What is the answer?
Replies: 98
Views: 11786

Re: We're doomed. What is the answer?

It's also hard for a disease to kill an entire species as once population density gets very low it gets much harder for it to successfully transmit.
by prognastat
Mon May 06, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: FI and still putting up with BS job
Replies: 60
Views: 8228

Re: FI and still putting up with BS job

It's definitely a spineless power play. It would have at least been slightly less spineless if it had actually been conveyed in a meeting rather than a note. Just let him know you are open the constructive feedback where if he can bring specific people/situations that you could act on, but that in i...
by prognastat
Mon May 06, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: First Journal Post
Replies: 41
Views: 6610

Re: First Journal Post

Good job on continuing to vigorously tackle the debt. It's the best way to take care of it because debt is generally an anchor dragging you back where investments are like a sail pulling you forward. It's best to get out of the former and into the latter asap. Good luck on expanding the business. So...
by prognastat
Mon May 06, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Wedding gift
Replies: 34
Views: 3314

Re: Wedding gift

Well purely from an economic standpoint (non-monetary)gifts are wasteful as often gifts are given with an underlying expectation that a gift of similar value be returned at some point leaving you financially equal, but only if they buy the item you would have wanted to buy anyway in the way you woul...
by prognastat
Fri May 03, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Wedding gift
Replies: 34
Views: 3314

Re: Wedding gift

I can understand the registries if they are filled with relatively sane household items to help out a new married couple start a life together(even if in many cases the items on them aren't the reasonable versions). However paying for an expensive honeymoon not so much. Also I don't enjoy weddings. ...
by prognastat
Thu May 02, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Wedding gift
Replies: 34
Views: 3314

Re: Wedding gift

That is the thing I would concerned about if everyone is getting invited even when there is little sense in them being present as a way of getting the participants to help pay for the event. Given that my whole extended family paid for our whole honeymoon being a trip and hotel in Paris for 5 days a...