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by thrifty++
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Consumption culture in TV
Replies: 14
Views: 1797

Re: Consumption culture in TV

@Jason - that's is such a brilliant show. So funny. But now that you point it out I can really see it. And the woman in that video who I think works in admin talks a lot about her new flash Mercedes and it is showcased quite a bit in one episode. This then makes me think about other shows like Frien...
by thrifty++
Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Consumption culture in TV
Replies: 14
Views: 1797

Consumption culture in TV

It just dawned on me while watching the new series "Raising Dion" how excessive and entitled consumption culture is in TV and how that might perpetuate it and cause such a sense of entitlement among people. I just started watching it and at the beginning the main female character keeps having woe as...
by thrifty++
Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: On the risk of investing in real estate for the long run
Replies: 85
Views: 12084

Re: On the risk of investing in real estate for the long run

@flying_pan - It does tend to make them rich in a few ways: - They no longer have big mortgages, or they shouldn't, so they have very low living costs. - Because house prices have gone through the roof, people who bought big multi room houses for peanuts can charge very high rents when they rent out...
by thrifty++
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ERE Experiment - Vagabonding On A Shoestring Budget
Replies: 626
Views: 97926

Re: Semi-ERE Experiment - Month 5 - Unemployed, Now What?

WOW you have shitloads of stash. That's a really nice position to be in. I think you can afford to relax a bit now like you are planning to do.
by thrifty++
Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Starting My Journey, Wish Me Luck!
Replies: 2
Views: 797

Re: Starting My Journey, Wish Me Luck!

God I am so jealous of real estate prices in USA. Makes ERE so much easier.
Where do you live that you can buy a home that cheap?
by thrifty++
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Time spent with Friends/Family
Replies: 55
Views: 5948

Re: Time spent with Friends/Family

I socialise probably one or two times per week. I really got to understand myself the first time I went away travelling. I noticed that I had to move along from backpakers to backpackers reasonably quickly. Because I found I was really excited to meet new people at first each time. But then after a ...
by thrifty++
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Excessive housing costs
Replies: 17
Views: 2819

Re: Excessive housing costs

Yes it might be an idea to leave NZ.
Or maybe there are ways to hack things while here. hmmm.
by thrifty++
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: On the risk of investing in real estate for the long run
Replies: 85
Views: 12084

Re: On the risk of investing in real estate for the long run

The real estate issue is a tricky one. A lot of baby boomers in NZ have gotten VERY rich from property and everyone else has gotten VERY poor as a result. Your example is a stark contrast to that of my parents who bought a house for $250k in 1996 and its now worth about $1.8 million. And because the...
by thrifty++
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Excessive housing costs
Replies: 17
Views: 2819

Re: Excessive housing costs

Where do low income people live in NZ? They live all over NZ. In the bigger cities they tend to live in the more remote suburbs which is farther from downtown. Still very expensive though in those remote poor suburbs. But generally people tend to reduce their quality of housing. So there will be mo...
by thrifty++
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Excessive housing costs
Replies: 17
Views: 2819

Re: Excessive housing costs

@ego that's a good idea. I have thought of that a few times previously but didn't really have any follow through. The extent of my efforts was passive online searches which was never going to go anywhere. I think I should do a more active method of searching. I think direct email is often the best m...
by thrifty++
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Excessive housing costs
Replies: 17
Views: 2819

Excessive housing costs

Excessive housing costs to me seems the biggest hurdle in the way of achieving financial independence. EVen though I keep growing wealth the ever escalating costs of housing makes it seem like I am pedalling a race on a stationary bicycle. NZ has been ranked as having the most unaffordable housing i...
by thrifty++
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Working hours
Replies: 34
Views: 4335

Re: Working hours

Ok I am resurrecting this subject again as I have recently been asked by another company to do some work for them. They found out about my side hustle and started asking questions. The work would probably be another 5 hours per week on average. So I will be doing probably an extra 10 hours a week fo...
by thrifty++
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: How to make more money without much of any schooling?
Replies: 42
Views: 3541

Re: How to make more money without much of any schooling?

Listen to this podcast on how to become a millionaire on a minimum wage job. I thought it was awesomely inspiring.

https://player.fm/series/radical-person ... rt-rpf0043
by thrifty++
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Spraying ectasy and LSD in war zones
Replies: 32
Views: 2111

Re: Spraying ectasy and LSD in war zones

The MDMA thing is sort of along the lines of the "Gay bomb" idea. The "gay bomb" was an idea proposed to the military some years ago. The idea was that you'd drop really strong aphrodisiacs (and maybe one that also helps with gayness?) and the enemies would be so overcome with lust that they'd turn...
by thrifty++
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Spraying ectasy and LSD in war zones
Replies: 32
Views: 2111

Re: Spraying ectasy and LSD in war zones

Yeah true LSD could be a bit riskier. I think ectasy has stronger empathy powers too. Yep from a neutral third party I am thinking. Hmm yeah true the idea of people on drugs with access to major weapons is pretty scary. Mind you I don't know that ectasy makes people behave crazily. But then yeah nuk...
by thrifty++
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Spraying ectasy and LSD in war zones
Replies: 32
Views: 2111

Spraying ectasy and LSD in war zones

A couple of times I have found myself wondering what would happen if ectasy and LSD was sprayed all over war zones in high density. Like crop dusted or something. Or some other way to bring about mass reception of the drugs. I wonder if it would potentially have an effect of stopping the war or caus...
by thrifty++
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Finding activities with alzheimers dad
Replies: 7
Views: 1022

Re: Finding activities with alzheimers dad

Thanks SClass. Your input is very valuable given you have had similar experiences. I think he is about a 5 on this scale https://www.dementiacarecentral.com/aboutdementia/facts/stages/. He is still fairly cognizant but forgets a lot of information and has difficulties performing tasks. But otherwise...
by thrifty++
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Finding activities with alzheimers dad
Replies: 7
Views: 1022

Finding activities with alzheimers dad

Hi, Looking for tips on activities to take my dad to who has alzheimers. Bear in mind its winter where I am at the moment. But its not hugely old where I live. Its about 16/ 17 degrees Celsius during the day time. But still a bit cold for me to want to be outside a lot for the next month. I struggle...
by thrifty++
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: How to cope with boredom at work?
Replies: 22
Views: 2798

Re: How to cope with boredom at work?

I actually think this is quite a nice problem to have. I view boredom as a more pleasurable state of existence than overwhelming high pressure, risk and stress. I have experienced both and much prefer boredom. You probably have gone past the enjoyment phase though. I don't know I have ever had it en...