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by Kriegsspiel
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Purpose of the PP
Replies: 133
Views: 6521

Re: Purpose of the PP

Nonsense, I delete like half my posts. There's a little 'x' in the top right corner of the post, beside the edit pencil.
by Kriegsspiel
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Purpose of the PP
Replies: 133
Views: 6521

Re: Purpose of the PP

I consider the PP a "better" version of bonds. So when budd says "yea, but you need a lot of stocks in the VP" I am down with that. 60/40 stocks/PP, go for it. 50/50 like Markowitz? How about half stocks, half PP (or... 62.5% stocks, 12.5% LTTs, STTs, gold).
by Kriegsspiel
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Universal Basic Income vs Universal Basic Assets
Replies: 47
Views: 2146

Re: Universal Basic Income vs Universal Basic Assets

pugchief wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:38 pm
You LOL now, but when the idiot leftist protesters here start destroying our cities, it won't be nearly as amusing.
I takes my lulz where I can.
by Kriegsspiel
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Universal Basic Income vs Universal Basic Assets
Replies: 47
Views: 2146

Re: Universal Basic Income vs Universal Basic Assets

France has been adopting some of the things I said I liked. Lowering speed limits, installing labor-saving radar ticketing robots, etc. On July 1, Prime Minister Édouard Philippe... [lowered] the speed limit... on secondary (country) roads by 10 km/h, decreasing the limit from 90 km/h (56 mph) to 8...
by Kriegsspiel
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Lowered Vanguard Admiral Fund levels
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Lowered Vanguard Admiral Fund levels

Vanguard lowered the minimum amounts needed for Admiral expense ratios for VTI/VTSAX, VGLT/VLGSX and for VGSH/VSBSX. $3,000 gets you the lower expense ratio now.
by Kriegsspiel
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Worst investing year ever...
Replies: 2
Views: 415

Re: Worst investing year ever...

Ignore the noise.

The only asset class that matters is dinosaurs.
by Kriegsspiel
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: The Bond Dream Room
Replies: 347
Views: 61690

Re: The Bond Dream Room

ochotona wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:11 pm
Typo error on website. Stay away. "While you support American small businss owners"
They can recover from that. I'm thinking a new ad with raucous "USA! USA!" chants looped over the fluttering Stars and Stripes. Say, 7-9 minutes long.
by Kriegsspiel
Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Most maintainable showers
Replies: 12
Views: 689

Re: Most maintainable showers

For any future bathroom remodels, I'm going to look for as simple of a shower shell as I can find. My current one has ledges, overhangs, a handrail... all stuff that makes it hard to scrub and wipe down. Simpler is cheaper too. Something that looks like this is what I'm thinking: https://images.home...
by Kriegsspiel
Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Fear is the mind-killer
Replies: 76
Views: 3350

Re: Fear is the mind-killer

Amateurs fear investing. Professionals fear marriage.
- Prussian General
by Kriegsspiel
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Fear is the mind-killer
Replies: 76
Views: 3350

Re: Fear is the mind-killer

I didn't even know what the stock market was in 2009. In 2010 my buddy got me started investing and I got Greenblatt's book from the library.

At that point, VTI could pass the Magic Formula valuation screen ^-^ Too bad I didn't know wtf I was doing.