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by johnsmith84730
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Systems!- Level 6 towards 7
Replies: 201
Views: 11675

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: 412

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: 412

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: 149
Views: 34028

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: 3169

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...