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by I Shrugged
Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:46 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: College is Overrated
Replies: 97
Views: 18517

Re: College is Overrated

RobJ,

It's hard to say.  I always tend to think a job is the best choice, because it gives you more options as you begin to figure it out.  And it gives you experience, as PS said.
by I Shrugged
Sun Apr 05, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Property Rights - Conscience
Replies: 75
Views: 8193

Re: Property Rights - Conscience

My comments have zero to do with Christianity.  I'm just saying the more people are coerced into doing something they oppose, the more bitter they will become.  At some point it explodes.  The point under discussion is just one of many such disagreements.  They keep coming, and keep getting more poi...
by I Shrugged
Sat Apr 04, 2015 6:39 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Property Rights - Conscience
Replies: 75
Views: 8193

Re: Property Rights - Conscience

Perhaps the underlying issue is people do not like being forced to do something they do not want to do for whatever reason.  Would we have a better "society" if, instead of a homosexual wanting laws that force someone to bake a cake for their same-sex wedding, they instead just came up with a bette...
by I Shrugged
Sun Mar 29, 2015 6:35 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Final - A Secure Credit Card for the 21st Century
Replies: 6
Views: 1150

Re: Final - A Secure Credit Card for the 21st Century

The big banks are just going to sit there while this startup takes away their market?  If nothing else, they will sic the regulatory hounds on them.  In any event, something like this has to happen, but it will be the existing players who dominate. IMO of course.
by I Shrugged
Sat Mar 28, 2015 7:48 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Early Retirement Extreme progress
Replies: 112
Views: 24409

Re: Early Retirement Extreme progress

If you research it, you'll find the conventional wisdom is that annual home upkeep costs 3% or more of the home's value.  My own estimates as a 3 time homeowner for 30+ years is that it is at least 1-2%.  And we had good materials too.  Things break, things wear out, weather away, etc.  Some years t...
by I Shrugged
Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:08 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Saudi Arabia/Egypt -vs- Iran proxy war in Yeman
Replies: 4
Views: 928

Re: Saudi Arabia/Egypt -vs- Iran proxy war in Yeman

At the risk of saying the obvious, if the rest of the world isn't careful, it could become WW III.  The only thing is, I don't see any enthusiasm for say Russia to line up on one side against say the west on the other side.  But then there is Israel, and all of their supporters.  I don't know how th...
by I Shrugged
Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:58 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: "Millionaire Next Door" author Thomas Stanley
Replies: 12
Views: 2776

Re: "Millionaire Next Door" author Thomas Stanley

My kids are millenials.  They grew up in a world of plenty, trophies for showing up, etc.  Yet, they are pretty good.  They are good with money, frugal at times, seeing the problem of too many possessions, good employees, etc.  It's a relief, I tell ya. 
by I Shrugged
Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:53 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Fox News is the most trusted national news channel
Replies: 11
Views: 2315

Re: Fox News is the most trusted national news channel

I think the big 3 networks could be rolled into one choice on the survey.  When you view it that way, Fox is not so dominant.
by I Shrugged
Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Equal Pay for Equal Work
Replies: 21
Views: 4066

Re: Equal Pay for Equal Work

If it was possible for an employer to get more value per labor dollar by hiring more women, women workers would be in higher demand, and their wages would rise until the advantage went away. 
by I Shrugged
Tue Mar 24, 2015 4:22 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Traveling with gold coins
Replies: 12
Views: 2931

Re: Traveling with gold coins

Actually it is a tube of some size, of 1/10th ounce coins.  So it would show up on the scanners, I would think.
by I Shrugged
Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:19 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Traveling with gold coins
Replies: 12
Views: 2931

Traveling with gold coins

Are there any laws or regulations against carrying $7000 worth of gold coins in a carry-on bag on a domestic USA flight?  Would a person be wise to ask for a private TSA screening, or what?  Not me, but someone I know.
by I Shrugged
Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:57 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Shorter Term Instead of LT Bonds?
Replies: 22
Views: 7754

Re: Shorter Term Instead of LT Bonds?

Harry Browne said it was always a tough sell getting PP investors to commit to the LT bonds.  They were once mocked as "certificates of guaranteed confiscation".  We could easily go Japanese, in which case the LT bonds will keep going up.