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by johnsmith84730
Sat Sep 11, 2021 7:22 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Solved Problems
Replies: 17
Views: 1158

Re: Solved Problems

I have a very similar system to @oldbeyond, and I think many on the forum probably do as well, even if they don't realize it. I have a literal spreadsheet called 'Solved Problems' that has problems I consider effectively 'solved'... at least for me personally. These are aspects of life that I've don...
by johnsmith84730
Tue Sep 07, 2021 7:55 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Stories and Anecdotes about Nonconsumers/howlies
Replies: 45
Views: 3618

Re: Stories and Anecdotes about Nonconsumers/howlies

If you take out the crazy, and leave just the self-sufficiency:

https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library ... -kaczynski
by johnsmith84730
Tue Sep 07, 2021 7:42 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Resources and recommend watching
Replies: 304
Views: 137640

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Retirement at 40? Do without today, enjoy later.
https://youtu.be/_CtR6a-sd1E

Can turn on auto-translated subtitles for any language - they do a half-decent job...
by johnsmith84730
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Systems!- Level 6 towards 7
Replies: 261
Views: 23088

Re: Systems!- Level 6 towards 7

A brief example: WL5 : Bob often goes thrift-shopping and buys good quality items. He buys the rest of his food in bulk or based on loss-leaders at the supermarket. WL6 : Bob sometimes goes thrift-shopping to collect high quality (buy-it-for-life) items + picks up useful items put out on the street ...
by johnsmith84730
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: When a 200,000-Year-Old Culture Encountered the Modern Economy
Replies: 4
Views: 633

Re: When a 200,000-Year-Old Culture Encountered the Modern Economy

Yes... a bit of an unexpected and abrupt conclusion to the article.
by johnsmith84730
Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:08 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: When a 200,000-Year-Old Culture Encountered the Modern Economy
Replies: 4
Views: 633

When a 200,000-Year-Old Culture Encountered the Modern Economy

When a 200,000-Year-Old Culture Encountered the Modern Economy https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2017/07/hunter-gatherers-modern-economy/534522/ An interesting discussion about the Ju/’hoansi hunter-gatherers of Namibia, and their relationship to time/leisure/quality-of-life and now, money.
by johnsmith84730
Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:39 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Obtaining a Second Passport
Replies: 153
Views: 37700

Re: Obtaining a Second Passport

Anyone who is planning on have future children - probably worth perusing this page: https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Jus_soli It might sound crazy, but if you can get a 90-day visa or longer, it's a real option to give birth in a foreign country, and comes with a potentially invaluable 'prize' of instant...
by johnsmith84730
Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:37 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: The next big thing
Replies: 48
Views: 3526

Re: The next big thing

I fall on the more conservative side of this argument, and agree with most of the comments above in that vein. The risk of getting burned on most of these things pretty much cancels out (or overwhelms) the upside in an EV calculation. Instead of trying to pick the next insane bubble (BTC/GME etc.) a...