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by 7Wannabe5
Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:48 am
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Convince me that I should have children.
Replies: 155
Views: 55529

Re: Convince me that I should have children.

The most stoic-frugal (mostly I shoot for clever-frugal with mixed success) thing I ever did involved childbirth. The insurance I had when I became pregnant with my D22 would give me 100% coverage for childbirth if I used an inexpensive practitioner group and I left the hospital within 24 hours. The...
by 7Wannabe5
Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:05 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Foraging for Wild Food?
Replies: 9
Views: 3283

Re: Foraging for Wild Food?

Sometimes. Mostly for the same reason that I can't stop myself from picking up a penny on the sidewalk once I see it. For instance,there are half a dozen productive unharvested apple trees that I regularly encounter on my usual rounds. OTOH, one day last summer I realized that I was weeding a dandel...
by 7Wannabe5
Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:06 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: How does living debt free change your life?
Replies: 24
Views: 8418

Re: How does living debt free change your life?

Toska says: I dont know if I will consider myself debt free until FI. Debt is an obligation, I need to work until my savings pass my Future expenses. *SIGH* In one Indonesian culture, you are not considered free of economic obligations until you have accumulated provisions for 8 generations into th...
by 7Wannabe5
Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:00 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: .
Replies: 45
Views: 13691

Re: Paleo diet: No carb/ legumes/ nuts?

Right. I guess I was making the fairly trivial point that if you actually do the work of processing your food yourself, your daily caloric intake needs would go up and, therefore, also your daily caloric "safe" intake level of sugar. But, I was also making the more important point that there's still...
by 7Wannabe5
Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:17 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: .
Replies: 45
Views: 13691

Re: Paleo diet: No carb/ legumes/ nuts?

Human breast milk has a much higher sugar content and lower protein content than cow's milk. I fed both my kids to 30 lbs at a year on nothing but me and generic Cheerios (I think baby food is a total rip-off scam) but occasionally I would give them a bottle of plain yogurt mixed with sugar and hot ...
by 7Wannabe5
Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:50 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: .
Replies: 45
Views: 13691

Re: Paleo diet: No carb/ legumes/ nuts?

I think even processed foods could be healthy IF you processed them yourself. For instance, if I want to eat a shortbread butter cookie but I have to care for the cow, milk it, churn the butter, grow the wheat, harvest the wheat, grind the wheat, tap the maple tree, cook down the sugar, mix the ingr...
by 7Wannabe5
Sun Mar 16, 2014 1:42 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: How does living debt free change your life?
Replies: 24
Views: 8418

Re: How does living debt free change your life?

Do people typically become debt-free and then stay that way for life (or is it sometimes more like losing 20 lbs. and then watching it slowly creep back on?) Becoming debt-free can happen as the result of the end of engagement in some life enterprise, like when you end a marriage or a business and y...
by 7Wannabe5
Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:39 am
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Darwin's List of the Pros and Cons of Marriage
Replies: 1
Views: 2136

Darwin's List of the Pros and Cons of Marriage

I thought this might prove helpful to some members of the forum:
http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/ ... -marriage/
by 7Wannabe5
Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:31 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 2302
Views: 459274

Re: Investments Trade Log

Bought TKC, RGR, MAT and GEOS.
by 7Wannabe5
Wed Mar 12, 2014 3:07 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Help! Struggling to cope with quasi early retirement
Replies: 17
Views: 5788

Re: Help! Struggling to cope with quasi early retirement

Maybe it's the level of challenge rather than the category of activity that you need to change. For instance, in the category of gardening, the goal of growing 30 lbs. of tomatoes vs. the goal of breeding a perennial variety of watermelon or meeting all your caloric needs for the year.
by 7Wannabe5
Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:50 am
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Convince me that I should have children.
Replies: 155
Views: 55529

Re: Convince me that I should have children.

Jacob sez: @7wannabe5 - I don't think there's any disagreement here?! I haven't read the book but what I guess from the gist of the amazon reviews is that 1) family and religion is intertwined. 2) the decreasing need for families leads to a decrease in religion. And I'll add: 3) The increase in wea...
by 7Wannabe5
Thu Mar 06, 2014 4:47 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Convince me that I should have children.
Replies: 155
Views: 55529

Re: Convince me that I should have children.

Jacob sez: Given declining birthrates as countries get richer it does seem to be the empirically preferred strategy to have fewer children. Wealth leads to a change in strategy UNLESS the strategy is embedded by religion. Which is what we're seeing. Mary Eberstadt in her rather fascinating book "Ho...
by 7Wannabe5
Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:04 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Convince me that I should have children.
Replies: 155
Views: 55529

Re: Convince me that I should have children.

Because if you keep having sex with the same woman month after month without knocking her up, her PMS will become worse and worse until one of you ends the relationship. I think I read this in "Sociobiology for Dummies" so it must be true. Also, if you do have kids, you should have at least 3 (prefe...
by 7Wannabe5
Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:27 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Perceptions Test: Do you see the big-picture or the details?
Replies: 27
Views: 7042

Re: Perceptions Test: Do you see the big-picture or the deta

100/72. Would have done much worse on second part if I didn't place my thumb in my visual field.
by 7Wannabe5
Sun Mar 02, 2014 8:04 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Car brakes and accelerator analogy
Replies: 1
Views: 2190

Re: Car brakes and accelerator analogy

Right. So, the car analogy is just like one of the vectors in the more general model. Gotcha. Another thing I once read is that there are three main categories in which you can be working towards improvement. These are health, wealth and social relationships. But, if you just focus on one, you will ...
by 7Wannabe5
Sat Mar 01, 2014 1:55 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Car brakes and accelerator analogy
Replies: 1
Views: 2190

Car brakes and accelerator analogy

I semi-recently happened upon the blog post in which it is suggested that a simple analogy for achieving savings goal would be to think about pressing the brakes (will this decrease my savings?) vs. hitting the accelerator (will this increase my income?)on a car every time you touch something or mak...
by 7Wannabe5
Sat Feb 15, 2014 10:25 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: What's your worst-case scenario plan?
Replies: 76
Views: 20702

Re: What's your worst-case scenario plan?

The scary thing is that the better shape you are in physically, the longer you might stay alive with disabling neurological condition. My ex-father-in-law biked the entire Lewis and Clark trail solo at age 69 and now he is completely incapacitated with a Parkinson's-like syndrome at 79 and there is ...
by 7Wannabe5
Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:29 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Efficient Market Theory
Replies: 16
Views: 3759

Re: Efficient Market Theory

Thanks. I downloaded a free copy of "Principles" by Dalio. It seems much more interesting than the Boglehead book.
by 7Wannabe5
Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:43 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Efficient Market Theory
Replies: 16
Views: 3759

Re: Efficient Market Theory

Jacob said: The fact that you're hard pressed to find $5000 per week shows the size of the inefficiency you're correcting by "actively trading". It's likely smaller than that then. True. However, there are many different markets and many different goods to move between markets. Once you get into th...
by 7Wannabe5
Tue Feb 11, 2014 3:50 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Coffee habits
Replies: 67
Views: 16134

Re: Coffee habits

A study by the NIH and AARP of 400,000 older adults showed that regular coffee drinkers were less likely to die from all causes than nondrinkers were.