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by Redbird
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: In The Market?
Replies: 45
Views: 5722

Re: In The Market?

Thank you, Jacob, I appreciate it!
by Redbird
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: In The Market?
Replies: 45
Views: 5722

Re: In The Market?

jacob wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:02 am
@slsdly - REITs for me.
Jacob, are there any books or resources that you recommend for REIT investing? I've been interested but not sure how evaluate individual REITs.

Also, do you keep yours strictly in a tax-advantaged account?
by Redbird
Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Mens Fashion
Replies: 160
Views: 35120

Re: Mens Fashion

An interview with Byron Tully, author of the Old Money Book and Old Money Style: http://www.ivy-style.com/old-is-new-again-an-interview-with-old-money-style-author-byron-tully.html IS: Your books are almost a vaccine against consumer culture. After reading them, one is cured of any desire to follow ...
by Redbird
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Mens Fashion
Replies: 160
Views: 35120

Re: Mens Fashion

Jacob, Is there somewhere that Rob Wringham details his approach to a wardrobe? I couldn't find anything in my search. Speaking of Barbour, I ran across a maker of Barbour-like jackets from England that seem comparable at a fraction of the eye-watering cost of the real thing. I'd be tempted to get o...
by Redbird
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Mens Fashion
Replies: 160
Views: 35120

Re: Mens Fashion

I read the book a couple years ago and enjoyed the perspective of someone from that socio-economic class. As Ralphy mentioned it covers several topics and there's plenty of overlap. It's a short read but very direct and just about every paragraph is a line of advice.
by Redbird
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Mens Fashion
Replies: 160
Views: 35120

Re: Mens Fashion

Since ERE can be approached or thought of as living like a poor aristocrat, perhaps that's a style that could be adopted. :D I believe general principles are to buy the best quality you can afford and wear the hell out of it. Sounds familiar! What those individual pieces ought to be gets a little tr...
by Redbird
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Systems Thinking
Replies: 12
Views: 1356

Re: Systems Thinking

While browsing for free courses, I ran across this:

Managing complexity: A systems approach – introduction

https://www.open.edu/openlearn/science- ... iption-tab
by Redbird
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Best method to sharpen a knife?
Replies: 24
Views: 6515

Re: Best method to sharpen a knife?

I posted this in a different thread. I like this method:

How to Sharpen a Knife | Paul Sellers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bailuQUh2mY
by Redbird
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Better Asset Allocation?
Replies: 34
Views: 7988

Re: Better Asset Allocation?

I was wondering whether those of you who have already quit your jobs changed your asset allocation after "retiring". In other words, did you switch from an accumulation strategy to a capital preservation strategy? As I get closer to quitting I worry that my allocation is too aggressive (95...
by Redbird
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Why Index Funds Are Like Subprime CDOs
Replies: 116
Views: 19612

Re: Why Index Funds Are Like Subprime CDOs

I'm not sure if this is the right thread, and I'm not taking a position. Just offering this as food for thought:

https://global-macro-monitor.com/2019/1 ... arket-run/
by Redbird
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Resources and recommend watching
Replies: 285
Views: 124652

Re: Resources and recommend watching

How to Sharpen a Knife | Paul Sellers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bailuQUh2mY
by Redbird
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Transportation Questions
Topic: Why The US Will Never Have High-Speed Rail
Replies: 20
Views: 5987

Re: Why The US Will Never Have High-Speed Rail

Correct, the landowners are the primary opposition. Also, it has so far survived attempts by the Texas Legislature to kill it. https://www.texastribune.org/2019/04/25/could-texas-high-speed-rail-hit-speed-bump-session/ https://www.texastribune.org/2019/05/15/texas-bullet-train-avoids-possible-delays...
by Redbird
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Transportation Questions
Topic: Why The US Will Never Have High-Speed Rail
Replies: 20
Views: 5987

Re: Why The US Will Never Have High-Speed Rail

Texas High-Speed Rail:

https://www.texascentral.com/project/

I would like to see it succeed, but it faces a great deal of opposition. Interestingly, it's entirely privately funded.
by Redbird
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Yields and Flows
Replies: 86
Views: 16966

Re: Yields and Flows

I'm reminded of an old Scott Adams (of Dilbert fame) blog post.

Goals vs Systems: https://www.scottadamssays.com/2013/11/ ... s-systems/
by Redbird
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Yields and Flows
Replies: 86
Views: 16966

Re: Yields and Flows

@classical_Liberal You absolutely hit the nail on the head in your second paragraph and articulated what I am indeed intuiting. I suppose I just need to decide what to do about it and move forward. I know holding back/waiting until conditions are perfect is fear-based, and I like the leap of faith a...
by Redbird
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Yields and Flows
Replies: 86
Views: 16966

Re: Yields and Flows

@classical_Liberal I agree, there's a lot of great stuff in that book. I had to put it down frequently to digest the sentence/paragraph/concept I just read. @oldbeyond and @7Wannabe5 I haven't gone down the permaculture rabbit hole yet! I'm definitely intrigued, though. So far my gardening has been ...
by Redbird
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Yields and Flows
Replies: 86
Views: 16966

Re: Yields and Flows

If I understand this discussion correctly, I think this would be another good example of level 6:

https://blog.lostartpress.com/2016/05/0 ... rd-part-1/

https://blog.lostartpress.com/2016/05/0 ... rd-part-2/
by Redbird
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Yields and Flows
Replies: 86
Views: 16966

Re: Yields and Flows

I read The Fifth Discipline and found it thought-provoking. I especially liked the chapter on Personal Mastery but found the rest difficult to apply as I don't normally think of myself as a large organization. :D
by Redbird
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Yields and Flows
Replies: 86
Views: 16966

Re: Yields and Flows

Thank you, everyone, for the thoughtful replies and great discussion. Very much appreciated. black_son_of_gray, those were excellent examples and make a lot of sense and, Jacob, per your suggestion I re-read chapters 5 and 7. I think I'm starting to "get it", at least, intellectually. Appl...