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by Marius
Sat Aug 23, 2014 3:35 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Jacob's latest post/Gold question
Replies: 3
Views: 2002

Re: Jacob's latest post/Gold question

I have a very basic question about the same quote: "With an aggregate P/S of 1.2, I believe US markets have become substantially overvalued and with no QE to inflate prices further, I wanted to reduce my exposure." What exactly do you mean by P/S (price per share? price to sales ratio? something els...
by Marius
Sun May 05, 2013 11:42 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Europe is having a terrible time
Replies: 57
Views: 3633

<t>"Austerity means stop spending money which isn't there."<br/> Yup.<br/> Government has income, mostly from taxes. If it spends more than there's income, it gets into debt. That's not too big a problem if government debt is paid off and money is saved during prosperous times, but politicians tend ...
by Marius
Sun May 05, 2013 12:32 am
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: MMM made the Washington Post today
Replies: 28
Views: 3822

<t>@Realperson "Individual investors can do much better, provided they learn how to properly invest."<br/> But what is "to properly invest"?<br/> I used to like the BH forum. Lots of nice people and interesting discussions there. But in the end I grew tired of how some seemed more interested in shut...
by Marius
Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:11 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Gold crash
Replies: 172
Views: 25397

<t>@Tylerr<br/> <br/> "I see you are chasing the market and trying to be one of the heard, which is going to kill your profits in the long term. You are going up and down psychologically with the market and that's who loses in the end.<br/> The smart investors see opportunity where you see loss. The...
by Marius
Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:18 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Gold crash
Replies: 172
Views: 25397

<t>I'm a bit less worried than when I made this post. Gold has had a very painful correction (and may continue correcting), but other commodities are hurting too. <br/> European stocks have started correcting and US stocks are a bit above 2008 highs and need a breather too. And I read things about a...
by Marius
Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:34 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Gold crash
Replies: 172
Views: 25397

Thanks Chad, that's a nice link.
Realperson: indeed. And if you want to break even, that time can sometimes be very long.

by Marius
Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:07 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Gold crash
Replies: 172
Views: 25397

<r>Gold has crashed hard recently and is dropping like a very expensive brick.<br/> I remember Jacob being interested in the Dow/gold ratio and linking to this chart: <URL url="http://home.earthlink.net/~intelligentbear/com-dow-au.htm"><LINK_TEXT text="http://home.earthlink.net/~intelligentb ... dow...
by Marius
Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:54 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: How do you keep track of interesting articles long term?
Replies: 18
Views: 2164

<t>I agree with Jacob that there's no perfect system. But for practical reasons we each have to figure out what works good enough for us.<br/> I used to have a filing system (on paper), with folders for all subjects that I was interested in. When I read something worth remembering about finance, I'd...
by Marius
Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:25 pm
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: Favorite Positive Thinking Quote
Replies: 27
Views: 4938

<r>A positive attitude may not solve all your problems,<br/> <br/> but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.<br/> <br/> -- Herm Albright (1876 - 1944)<br/> "The ideas we have about what the future will tend to be like, formulate the way we move forward. So it's very important that...
by Marius
Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:24 pm
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: Favorite Positive Thinking Quote
Replies: 27
Views: 4938

<t>It always seems impossible, until it is done. Let's do it.<br/> <br/> -- Nelson Mandela<br/> Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It's an opin...
by Marius
Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:01 am
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Dinner with the in-laws
Replies: 4
Views: 1603

Hehe.

by Marius
Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:32 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Cheap housing options that don't look cheap
Replies: 25
Views: 3619

Does she have a job? If not, does she want to get one to pay for the extra costs that this house would cause?

by Marius
Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:56 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: XIRR & Google Docs/Google Drive
Replies: 8
Views: 1511

<r>Turns out my memory wasn't entirely correct. I looked it up and her Google account that provided her with access to all the Google services was probably hacked. Anyway, it was a disastrous single point of failure and Google was no help.<br/> From her first post on her new site:<br/> "The unthinka...
by Marius
Fri Dec 21, 2012 6:39 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: XIRR & Google Docs/Google Drive
Replies: 8
Views: 1511

<r>@M741 "Just a word of caution - Google is constantly shutting things down so it's worthwhile keeping local copies of everything and making sure you don't become too reliant on one service."<br/> I agree! I remember what happened to MillionaireMommyNextDoor. She used to be a very succesful financi...
by Marius
Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:06 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: How Companies Learn Your Secrets, article
Replies: 41
Views: 4188

<r>Not only companies are after our minor "secrets".<br/> <br/> This article is quite chilling...<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.zerohedge.com/contributed/2012-12-05/americans-are-most-spied-people-world-history"><LINK_TEXT text="http://www.zerohedge.com/contributed/20 ... ld-history">http://www.ze...
by Marius
Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:06 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: akratic's ERE journal
Replies: 642
Views: 120954

Hi Akratic! What a rotten situation. I hope justice will prevail.
I'm impressed by the progress you've made with your SWR. Well done!

by Marius
Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:36 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Do you have kids or plan to ?
Replies: 109
Views: 18763

I'm the proud father of a nine year old vasectomy. ;-)
Raising kids is a lot of work and I don't like work, which is why I'm here. Also, I like silence, a lot.

by Marius
Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:03 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Powerball discussions and keeping your job after winning
Replies: 23
Views: 2237

<r>@Chad<br/> "A multi multi millionaire does not go bankrupt because they quit a $30k a year manufacturing job. Those bankruptcies are from not having any idea how to handle that kind of money."<br/> But as so many of these accidental millionaires seem to go bankrupt, the job seems to have some use...
by Marius
Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:59 am
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: All I Want For Christmas...
Replies: 28
Views: 4346

<r>@Chenda<br/> A cat may lower your stress levels and improve your happiness. That's worth something. <E>:-)</E><br/> Cat food doesn't have to be expensive.<br/> <br/> And using a litter box can be avoided by letting the cat go out or by training it to use a regular toilet, according to Charles Min...
by Marius
Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:44 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Powerball discussions and keeping your job after winning
Replies: 23
Views: 2237

<t>I agree with Chenda. Too many winners are bankrupt soon afterwards, so dropping everything may be risky.<br/> Also, if people are happy living the way they do, and can't imagine anything else they would like to do... why should they quit? (I don't have their problem LOL)<br/> And finally, living ...