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Fri Dec 5

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skorthos replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 7:39 AM

Re: A Little Historical Perspective:

ItsGoingUp: Are you invested in BRK nowadays? I really want to, but I've never been able to convince myself that it's a better bet than AAPL, so that's where the bulk of my money stays. And stays. And stays.

This has been my problem, [more]

Tue Oct 14

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skorthos posted to the Humor and Urban Legends board. 9:46 PM

for music lovers

the haunting beauty of the Viennese Second School, or "Anton, Alban and Arnie"


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LACCAF04wSs

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skorthos replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 2:53 PM

Re: Raising Credit Score From Zero to 789, in 26

PSUEngineer: The elbow pain from patting himself on the back would require a doctor visit.

I read somewhere that the doctor's waiting room is the best place to clip discount coupons from magazines.

Thu Oct 9

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skorthos replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 10:37 PM

Re: Landscaping question

I lived in a rowhouse for some years and rented the basement to a young (newly married) couple. They were both fairly athletic and they changed a lot of things in the basement with my permission.

The front room of the basement was under the [more]

Wed Oct 1

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skorthos replied to the Budgeting board. 1:36 PM

Re: Categories

aj: That 'real-time' juggling/management can be done, but usually ends up being a lot more stressful, with more drama, than actually putting a plan together to 'let money sit' and then sticking to the plan. That's the essence of [more]

Sat Sep 27

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skorthos replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 8:35 PM

Re: So about Retiring Early...

Coming off of Volucris's post about finding a balance...

My wife and I talk about various ratios. We have our "shackles to shekels" ratio where you maybe put up with the shackles of a job you don't enjoy because it pays so many [more]

Fri Sep 26

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skorthos replied to the Imp This Ride board. 11:27 PM

Re: My plans

I am an atheist. I can't really remember when exactly I realized that I did not believe...not even a little bit. I thought I would be an agnostic for awhile, but that seemed too much of a cop out because I really did not believe.

However, [more]

Mon Sep 22

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skorthos replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 8:47 AM

Re: pay it down

I think I was lucky in that I discovered how much fun financial discovery could be at an early age.

I was young when personal computers were young and I could not wait to get my hands on one. One of the early financial programs on the market [more]

Sat Sep 20

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skorthos replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 10:21 AM

Re: Custom Home wishes and thoughts

Huh...the two dishwashers idea is a bit similar to what we did. We put in two sinks in the kitchen. We feared at first that it would cut down on counter space, but it actually seemed to enlarge counter space.

We realized that when we used [more]

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skorthos replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 10:14 AM

Re: Custom Home wishes and thoughts

My wife and I built a custom home on the water in Maine 9 years ago and we have never regretted it. We, too, had limitations on where we could build on the lot. In our case, we could have built closer to the water but just in front of ledge (the [more]

Tue Jul 22

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skorthos replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 8:41 AM

Re: What is the best way?

ishtarastarte: Discloser: I'm a YNAB junkie! It's helped a LOT even when my income was very low - and it's still not all that high

This resonates with my experience, though it was not YNAB when I first realized I needed a handle on my [more]

Fri Apr 15

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skorthos wrote 12:02 AM

global warming

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