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by ZedThou
Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Savings Rates by Wealth Class
Replies: 14
Views: 4468

Re: Savings Rates by Wealth Class

My wife and I are a DINK household and we save about 60% of gross income. At a 4% SWR we are on the cusp of financial independence. The plan now is to spend the next five years building up the bulwark further and then leave the workforce and spend my remaining days fly fishing and becoming a better ...
by ZedThou
Thu Jun 16, 2016 2:18 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: New Jazz?
Replies: 1
Views: 860

New Jazz?

I can't seem to keep up with new artists. My old favorites are the usual legends - Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Keith Jarrett, Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Pharoah Sanders, Kenny Barron, Sonny Rollins, Pat Metheny, Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, etc. Recently, I've enjoyed discovering the B...
by ZedThou
Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:44 pm
Forum: Cash
Topic: EE Bond Phantom Return Analysis
Replies: 12
Views: 7413

Re: EE Bond Phantom Return Analysis

Four years ago I maxed out on EE savings bonds for myself and my wife, only $20k. I wasn't excited about tying up that money for 20 years for a measly 3.5% return, but it was intended to be the deepest emergency savings. Redemption of those bonds would be the final resort if disaster happened to str...
by ZedThou
Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:53 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: PP humming along again
Replies: 42
Views: 11156

Re: PP humming along again

Perhaps oscillate would've been a better word. Anyway, it's just my nature to be pessimistic. It certainly doesn't mean anything other than that I'm a nervous nelly.
by ZedThou
Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:34 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: PP humming along again
Replies: 42
Views: 11156

Re: PP humming along again

My net worth is at an all-time high at the moment and has recently reached a significant milestone. But seeing how this portfolio gyrates over time, I'm expecting a plunge any day now.
by ZedThou
Wed Apr 06, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Surprising Origin Story of Wonder Woman
Replies: 6
Views: 1180

Re: The Surprising Origin Story of Wonder Woman

A couple of years ago I paid $10 for a one-year subscription. And last year I renewed, $22 for two more years.
by ZedThou
Mon Apr 04, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Surprising Origin Story of Wonder Woman
Replies: 6
Views: 1180

Re: The Surprising Origin Story of Wonder Woman

Are you working your way up through the Smithsonian magazine archives?  ;) I read it cover-to-cover each month, and there's always an article or two about topics which I've not given much  thought previously. Some articles I've enjoyed recently includes those about Peanuts, the free county of Jones,...
by ZedThou
Thu Jan 28, 2016 11:51 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: How bad, historically, has the last 2 1/2 years been for the PP?
Replies: 21
Views: 6524

Re: How bad, historically, has the last 2 1/2 years been for the PP?

I didn't suffer heavy losses in 2015 thanks to the permanent portfolio. However, it was still a difficult year of investment for me. I am still afraid to get started with my investments again. So far, I have only bought gold and bonds because the stock market has been bearish in Europe and Sweden s...
by ZedThou
Tue Dec 22, 2015 1:58 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Star Wars
Replies: 27
Views: 6939

Re: Star Wars

I will see it in a week or two, trying to avoid crowded theaters. In the meantime I am trying to avoid any spoilers. Seems like I should just get completely off of the Internet...I was reading yesterday on io9.com about the opening weekend box office proceeds, and someone casually mentioned the fate...
by ZedThou
Sun Dec 20, 2015 3:01 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4404
Views: 604471

Re: Figuring Out Religion

My hope is that all will be ready for his second coming. When do you predict this will occur, exactly? Will any of us still be alive, in order to be ready? Edit - nevermind. Mountaineer has lost all grasp on reality. Something to ponder: Jesus took away the sin of the world. When we see this as ont...
by ZedThou
Wed Dec 16, 2015 3:29 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Official Fargo-Only thread
Replies: 48
Views: 9243

Re: Official Fargo-Only thread

Regarding the appearance of UFOs this season, those come straight out of 1970's Minnesota. See http://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/27/fargo-val-johnson-incident Minnesota in the 1970s was something of a hotbed of UFO activity — for the people who believe in that kind of thing. "This was a big decad...
by ZedThou
Fri Dec 04, 2015 12:46 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4404
Views: 604471

Re: Figuring Out Religion

I used to think that this forum was a place where most other members were like-minded rational souls. But wow, this thread has been eye-opening and very disappointing. There are some posters here who are unhinged, and who have completely lost touch with objective reality. Extraordinary claims requir...