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by frugal
Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: European PP, update 6 months after starting
Replies: 43
Views: 10773

Re: European PP, update 6 months after starting

Some time ago, a forum member asked me how my European PP was doing. Since I owe so much to this forum, here's a little update. First of all, I'm in the experimental phase because until recently, I was still saving. I'm a contractor and this means no social security in The Netherlands. Since I have...
by frugal
Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Bitcoin giveaway! :)
Replies: 381
Views: 63378

Re: Bitcoin giveaway! :)

The show got me fired up to use my bitcoins, and maybe even buy some more. Ive routinely gotten 20%+ off purchases on amazon using purse.io. Check it out. Coinbase has a bitcoin debit card (Visa) that lets you spend your bitcoin pretty much anywhere. You can read more about it here https://blog.coi...
by frugal
Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Marc De Messel Portfolio
Replies: 20
Views: 6124

Re: Marc De Messel Portfolio

you recover 0,1 btc ? Nah. What will you do? Not much that can be done. There's one thing I'm trying, and I guess I could also recheck my old USB keys. But, mainly I'm just going to shrug and smile and think, how awesome is Marc that he gave so many of us free bitcoin to encourage us to invest in i...
by frugal
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Marc De Messel Portfolio
Replies: 20
Views: 6124

Re: Marc De Messel Portfolio

... What do you mean your password doesn't work and what type of wallet do you have? I set mine up at blockchain.info per Marc's advice on the giveaway thread. I have no idea where the electronic copy of my password is, but I have always kept my "Paper Wallet", a printout from them, in a binder on ...
by frugal
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Marc De Messel Portfolio
Replies: 20
Views: 6124

Re: Marc De Messel Portfolio

Marc give away probably more than

20.000 USD = 2 bitcoin

!

normal bikes are better :)
by frugal
Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Marc De Messel Portfolio
Replies: 20
Views: 6124

Re: Marc De Messel Portfolio

Yes sure he will come!

Very nice guy and intelligent he is.

Regards :)
by frugal
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: How to convince someone to use HB-PP
Replies: 19
Views: 6549

Re: How to convince someone to use HB-PP

The most effective strategy, I've found, is to be secretive and mysterious about my investment style and strategy. If the subject comes up, I'll say cryptic things like, "I do things a little differently, let's just say", "I'm unconventional," or, "I don't run with the herd" and leave it at that. I...
by frugal
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: How to convince someone to use HB-PP
Replies: 19
Views: 6549

Re: How to convince someone to use HB-PP

Frugal, sounds like your first battle is to enlighten your friends about passive vs. active investing. That's hard enough to do without adding the complication of the PP. There are lots of resources for this - check the Bogleheads wiki, which may include some in your language, as well as Harry Brow...
by frugal
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: How to convince someone to use HB-PP
Replies: 19
Views: 6549

Re: How to convince someone to use HB-PP

The PP is a difficult portfolio to hold as it contains three volatile assets. Just look at the angst on this board when bonds or gold are taking a drubbing. Most people hold stocks and shorter duration bonds and only ever worry about the stock market. Even then, they have plenty of company when sto...
by frugal
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: How to convince someone to use HB-PP
Replies: 19
Views: 6549

Re: How to convince someone to use HB-PP

Now, my advice is to be made to my brothers, not for my neighbors. I think I should spread the word inside the family. Am I right? Never this happened to you? Several years ago I gave copies of "Fail Safe Investing" to both of my brothers and also my brother-in-law. The last time I checked, none of...
by frugal
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: PP Podcasts
Replies: 2
Views: 1677

PP Podcasts

Hi,

I think I will ear again HB mp3's and Craig's podcast.

Last one I heard was from Tyler!

Do you recommend any other ?

New or old audio about PP are welcome :)

Regards.