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by plantingourpennies
Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: So What Happens if Trump Decides to Fire Mueller?
Replies: 38
Views: 4763

Re: So What Happens if Trump Decides to Fire Mueller?

Constitutional crisis, with protests at the local and national level.

In a democracy, nobody is above the law. This is one of the differences between living in a dictatorship or a representative democracy.

It's not about Trump's guilt or innocence, it's about living as a citizen and not a subject.
by plantingourpennies
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Millenials - we're kind of screwed as a generation. What to do what to do~
Replies: 58
Views: 7575

Re: Millenials - we're kind of screwed as a generation. What to do what to do~

Every so often I just shake my head and wonder how some of these thoughts and questions end up on THIS forum. Ditto that! THF has created a list of things that ERE is designed to solve, and then posted them to the ERE forum asking how to solve them... @THF Surely you can see the irony here? All adv...
by plantingourpennies
Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi I'm new and need to learn about investing
Replies: 13
Views: 2154

Re: Hi I'm new and need to learn about investing

But right now my most urgent topic I'd like to tackle is learning about investing....Ideally I would like to find a general overview of different strategies condensed into one book, and then I can go into more detail based on the strategies I'm interested in. Welcome Randy! I'm not sure there one o...
by plantingourpennies
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Warren Buffett
Replies: 57
Views: 6422

Re: Warren Buffett

I should have been clearer. The critique is of the system (not Buffett), which provides too much risk-free return to those already possessing wealth. The entrepreneur is supposed to take risks with his money... Buffett risks his capital with every investment he has made-many have tried to replicate...
by plantingourpennies
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Music you like?
Replies: 37
Views: 3640

Re: Music you like?

See what you think: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3_RU30tEIE Radiohead is my "desert island" band. Have you heard the bruhaha about this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgf-bvfDlbE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVevvbFNKiY Ha! I love Puddles, but the additional surprise was great. Sturgill Si...
by plantingourpennies
Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Music you like?
Replies: 37
Views: 3640

Re: Music you like?

Infected Mushroom, Animal Collective, and Tycho are my my top three right now. Fast and chaotic. I'll see you AC and Tycho.... Animal Collective/Panda Bear -"I don't need drugs anymore" "Floridada" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuoIvNFUY7I "Boy's Latin" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMexarlJu6k...
by plantingourpennies
Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: What matters more, the process or the goal?
Replies: 22
Views: 3005

Re: What matters more, the process or the goal?

Does picking job A over B matter less than the process of keeping expenses low and income high? I'm trying to figure out whether the position or even industry itself really matter as long as it's in the ballpark and I stick to it. Assuming you're in "the ballpark" for income, the process of: 1. Kee...
by plantingourpennies
Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!
Replies: 919
Views: 143439

Re: Fox's Journey: Out of the Burrow

LATE DEC 2017 Second day today: Today was a lot better. Found 32 potential candidates for a Senior Manager role at a bank. 2 are being suggested to the client. Thought that was cool. Just wanted to say congrats on this. Having a quota (and hitting it) can be a grind, but it's one of the best ways i...
by plantingourpennies
Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: Best of the ERE Forum 2017
Replies: 38
Views: 8616

Re: Best of the ERE Forum 2017

Looks like he hasn't posted since August, but still logs in regularly. Ego has been gone since October as well. A couple others too. In principle I enjoy talking about politics and related topics, but...<snip>I see a New Year's resolution opportunity. Who else left? I can't imagine the forum gained...
by plantingourpennies
Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: Best of the ERE Forum 2017
Replies: 38
Views: 8616

Re: Best of the ERE Forum 2017

BRUTE wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:14 pm
wait, Dragline's gone? where'd he go?
Looks like he hasn't posted since August, but still logs in regularly.

Ego has been gone since October as well.

:(
by plantingourpennies
Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: Best of the ERE Forum 2017
Replies: 38
Views: 8616

Re: Best of the ERE Forum 2017

Thanks to Fish for putting this thread together! It let me relive the best parts of ERE 2017. Worst threads were probably the political ones (which I participated in). I lost respect for members of the forum based on their views, but I'm glad some people found value in it (Brute, Riggerjack). Best t...
by plantingourpennies
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: US Politicking
Replies: 80
Views: 14555

Re: US Politicking

Pervnado intensifies.
by plantingourpennies
Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Indications that you waited too long to retire
Replies: 27
Views: 5337

Re: Indications that you waited too long to retire

Thanks Ego. DW and I have about 4 months to go, and this has been weighing heavily on my mind. 7 years ago we started on the path to FI...and I was wild! Back then I hid my wild nature from my colleagues, but it was there. Now I find myself looking for that wolf, and find instead a domesticated dog,...
by plantingourpennies
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: SOS: 3 hours to decide whether to quit career or "improve"? / :
Replies: 55
Views: 8512

Re: SOS: 3 hours to decide whether to quit career or "improve"? / :

Three things: 1. Don't get down on yourself about this. You've got more going on than 95% of the people that work at fortune 500 companies, and are wealthy enough to laugh it off. 2. Figure out what the areas for improvement are. There is a small chance that they are legitimate concerns...to me the ...
by plantingourpennies
Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: US Politicking
Replies: 80
Views: 14555

Re: US Politicking

Doug Jones is so far left (for example, fully supporting abortions up to the day of birth) Please provide evidence for this. You appear to be parroting a headline from Breitbart that twists Jones' quote "once a baby is born, I’m going to be there for that child. That’s where I become a right to lif...
by plantingourpennies
Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What's the fastest way to earn money to ERE?
Replies: 77
Views: 12476

Re: What's the fastest way to earn money to ERE?

Yeah, those salary curves for a given career should also come with a Gini index along with the average. Sales is awesome to make big dollars while working for somebody else (which doesn't often yield big dollars). It is one of those games where 90% of the sales are closed by 10% of the players. Goo...
by plantingourpennies
Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:36 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: The fly in the ointment of ERE is women
Replies: 46
Views: 6493

Re: The fly in the ointment of ERE is women

Let's be frank: wooing and maintaining women is insanely expensive for most men. It's also our main motivator in life. I'd be perfectly content living in a box and playing on the internet all day... but I need to be touched. I'll try to make this constructive, but there are some hard truths here. 1...
by plantingourpennies
Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Trump - Clown Genius
Replies: 2195
Views: 290871

Re: Trump - Clown Genius

Good article Brute, thanks!
I've met young (mid-late 20s) men who could not explain their support for trump in any way except memes.
by plantingourpennies
Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Using FU Money to Renegotiate Job Responsibilities
Replies: 9
Views: 2197

Re: Using FU Money to Renegotiate Job Responsibilities

I'll be doing this sometime in early 2018. Since I'll have all the leverage on my side (I'm a good performer, don't need the job, and the company is actively trying to expand my team...my absence will mean more work for them to fill my slot, etc), I'll be looking forward to it. Your manager may not ...
by plantingourpennies
Tue May 09, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Advice Regarding a Sales Job?
Replies: 8
Views: 1673

Re: Advice Regarding a Sales Job?

Background-I've been in technology consulting sales for 4 years, sales training for 2. I went from earning 40k in retail to 110k in sales, my wife and I are able to ER because of this jump. If we were as good as others on this forum we could have done it years ago now. I remember a thread where folk...