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by hardlawjockey
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Safe Deposit Box Location
Replies: 39
Views: 3149

Re: Safe Deposit Box Location

When I started the PP and bought my first set of gold coins I had to decide where to store it and it all boiled down to 3 options ... 1. Bank (or some other entity) safe deposit box 2. A home safe 3. Cleverly hide where nobody will normally look. Ultimately I chose option #3. My reasoning was that ...
by hardlawjockey
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Safe Deposit Box Location
Replies: 39
Views: 3149

Re: Safe Deposit Box Location

When I started the PP and bought my first set of gold coins I had to decide where to store it and it all boiled down to 3 options ... 1. Bank (or some other entity) safe deposit box 2. A home safe 3. Cleverly hide where nobody will normally look. Ultimately I chose option #3. My reasoning was that o...
by hardlawjockey
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Interesting talk on capital preservation
Replies: 20
Views: 2383

Re: Interesting talk on capital preservation

Passive investors cant investigate the businesses they buy, its a leap of faith that the economy will grow Well, they CAN investigate the businesses they buy, but then they wouldn't be passive investors. I don't see how it is a leap of faith to believe that economies tend to grow. Unless acted upon...
by hardlawjockey
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Interesting talk on capital preservation
Replies: 20
Views: 2383

Re: Interesting talk on capital preservation

Natural human skepticism has to be shut off when it comes to passive investing. Not sure what other areas of life are similar. Religion comes to mind, and maybe politics, but I'm not sure what you mean when it comes to passive investing. Are you saying that we should be naturally skeptical of it bu...
by hardlawjockey
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Trump as tragicomedy
Replies: 620
Views: 52233

Re: Trump as tragicomedy

Given the way the Democratic Party is going, the slogans for the next presidential campaign should be MAGA vs MALV.

MALV=Make America Like Venezuela
by hardlawjockey
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 2184
Views: 330337

Re: The GOLD scream room

Yup, and since your buy you’ve stunk it up...too bad. Yet my 70/30 is up 340K YTD. How’s your gold YTD? Ok, if I did the math right, that means you, Buddtholomew, have about $12M in your portfolio, and yet you spend your time coming on here to whine about gold's poor performance over the last few y...
by hardlawjockey
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: More Than Half of Millenials Expect to Be Millionaires
Replies: 14
Views: 1635

Re: More Than Half of Millenials Expect to Be Millionaires

Don't see anything wrong with having such expectations when you're young. Reality will settle in soon enough and I'm sure a lot of them will make it.
by hardlawjockey
Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Wellesley
Replies: 23
Views: 2815

Re: Wellesley

I remember a heated debate between Wellesley and the PP on another forum but I don't think it was Bogleheads. I do remember that somebody named Medium Tex was the main PP protagonist however. I went all in with Wellessly for a while because the PP seemed a bit too exotic for my tastes at the time bu...
by hardlawjockey
Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Psychology of Money
Replies: 22
Views: 2052

Re: The Psychology of Money

I have a much simpler solution: parents pay for their children's education. What if they can't afford to? Or choose not to? Isn't it better for society to have everyone educated? When and where I grew up, the prevailing thought seemed to be that the children paid for their own education, perhaps wi...
by hardlawjockey
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Psychology of Money
Replies: 22
Views: 2052

The Psychology of Money

I think PP'er's will relate to most of this.... http://www.collaborativefund.com/blog/the-psychology-of-money/ The piece is chock full of money quotes so it was hard to pick one but here goes (quite relevant to this forum, I think) ..... Anything worthwhile with money has high stakes. High stakes en...
by hardlawjockey
Fri May 25, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: School Shootings
Replies: 63
Views: 5502

Re: School Shootings

Ditto. My High School graded on the percentage scale. Highest possible was 100% which required 100% on all tests and homework, and perfect attendance in the specified class. College was on the 4.0 maximum scale. I suppose that due to The Great Leveling, there's been a need for ever more creative wa...
by hardlawjockey
Wed May 23, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Freedom
Replies: 46
Views: 3488

Re: Freedom

Actually it really IS a pain reliever. See https://www.leafly.com/news/health/cannabis-for-chronic-pain-vs-opioids for a report on some of the research demonstrating this. I can see what they mean but I'll stand by my point, based on anecdotal, experiential evidence so far. Based on my experience i...