Search found 19 matches

Return to advanced search

Re: Frugality regret: What thing do you regret not spending

LeeMKE wrote:But I retired early and am doing a semester in Paris next winter.


That sounds very cool. What kind of program is it, if you don't mind sharing?
by inky
Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:20 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Frugality regret: What thing do you regret not spending on?
Replies: 112
Views: 14325

Re: Kindle Paperwhite?

I will say the most annoying thing about the Paperwhite for me is that I tend to end up hitting a numerical link to a footnote when I'm trying to press turn, which brings me to the end of the book instead of turning the page. Since I don't always know which footnote I hit, it takes a while for me t...
by inky
Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:15 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Kindle Paperwhite?
Replies: 36
Views: 3259

Re: Frugality regret: What thing do you regret not spending

Not visiting Petra when I was in Jordan as a penny-pinching 22-year-old backpacker 20 years ago. I think the entrance fee was $50, which seemed like a fortune at the time.
by inky
Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:15 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Frugality regret: What thing do you regret not spending on?
Replies: 112
Views: 14325

Re: Mouse over thread title to see content?

Agree, this is a huge help on other sites and would love to see it here.
by inky
Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:24 pm
 
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Mouse over thread title to see content?
Replies: 21
Views: 1494

Re: new member, yet classic old problem of timing

dickenjb wrote:sequestrian (noun) a person who implements Federal budget cuts while riding horseback.


I keep rereading this and giggling. :D
by inky
Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:35 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: new member, yet classic old problem of timing
Replies: 14
Views: 1410

Re: Poll: how much do you give to charity every year?

I definitely think I could give more. Right now I'm very focused on saving for FIRE. One thing that makes me feel less guilty about this is that when I die all my assets will likely go to charity, since I don't have any kids. My family already has a charitable trust with Vanguard and I plan to contr...
by inky
Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:14 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Poll: how much do you give to charity every year?
Replies: 25
Views: 2427

Re: First Unread Post Button

It's at the top right of any thread with unread posts.
by inky
Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:45 pm
 
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: First Unread Post Button
Replies: 8
Views: 797

Re: First Unread Post Button

Check to make sure you didn't accidentally get logged out. That happens to me from time to time.
by inky
Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:37 pm
 
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: First Unread Post Button
Replies: 8
Views: 797

Re: My Early Retirement Thoughts and Calculations

Welcome! Great post. I think your plan looks pretty solid, but doesn't leave a lot of wiggle room. How will you fill your time once retired? If you are interested in travel, taking classes, or taking up any expensive hobbies like photography it might be worth working a bit longer so you can still pa...
by inky
Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:26 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: My Early Retirement Thoughts and Calculations
Replies: 43
Views: 7856

Re: I have no idea what I want to do as a career

Consider an MS in computer science or software engineering. It can be a very laid-back career Is this a joke? It's worked out for me. It certainly helps to have an aptitude[1] for the work, so you get done quickly and with good results. 1. This is not some sort of brag. I was pretty surprised when ...
by inky
Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:22 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: I have no idea what I want to do as a career
Replies: 80
Views: 4369

Re: Potential new job advice

I agree with you that financially it is not clear whether it would be an advantageous move. I've been in a little bit of a similar position in that I've been approached by a Google headhunter several times in the past year, but have decided not to pursue the opportunity there. I'm well-compensated i...
by inky
Fri May 10, 2013 5:42 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Potential new job advice
Replies: 17
Views: 1106

Re: What the forum is missing... [ability to upvote posts]

I have often wished for an upvote button to be able to silently show my appreciation for a particular post. There are so many amazing gems posted here; I wonder if the posters often have any idea how many people they are impacting with their words. A count of "thumbs up" votes would give ...
by inky
Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:06 pm
 
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: What the forum is missing... [ability to upvote posts]
Replies: 60
Views: 5798

Re: What the forum is missing... [ability to upvote posts]

I have often wished for an upvote button to be able to silently show my appreciation for a particular post. There are so many amazing gems posted here; I wonder if the posters often have any idea how many people they are impacting with their words. A count of "thumbs up" votes would give t...
by inky
Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:14 pm
 
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: What the forum is missing... [ability to upvote posts]
Replies: 60
Views: 5798

Re: Virgin mobile $25 smartphone plan is back

ualdriver wrote:I assume you have to have a Virgin Mobile phone in order to have access to that plan? I believe Virgin Mobile uses the Sprint network, correct? Can I use any Sprint phone and have access to that plan?


Yes, unfortunately it has to be a Virgin Mobile phone.
by inky
Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:39 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Virgin mobile $25 smartphone plan is back
Replies: 10
Views: 2043

Re: Post-Spending Regret

Enjoyed this article from Clark Howard, the famously thrifty consumer advisor, about how to handle differences in attitudes towards money in a relationship. http://www.clarkhoward.com/news/clark-howard/family-lifestyle/clarks-tips-handling-money-relationship/nMTqZ/ In the best tradition of marriage,...
by inky
Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:35 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Post-Spending Regret
Replies: 64
Views: 4853

Re: Post-Spending Regret

i will take the other side of this and say that OP may not be the problem here. it sounds a lot like 'the chick/the lady' is pressuring him to spend money he doesn't want to spend. the spender/saver threads will be a golden lesson for the OP in the sense that he may be able to get out of a bad rela...
by inky
Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:18 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Post-Spending Regret
Replies: 64
Views: 4853

Re: buying a smartphone

Check out https://ting.com for economical a la carte plans where you only pay for what you use. Their cheapest Android phone is the LG Optimus S for $190 (this includes the $35 activation fee). I have this phone and I like it - no slide-out keyboard though.
by inky
Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:07 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: buying a smartphone
Replies: 38
Views: 2394

Re: Bogle vs. Jobs

Jack Bogle is a role model of good will and good character. Steve Jobs is a role model for ruthless pursuit of product excellence. We need more role models like Jack Bogle. What was the question again? Completely agree. Just read the Jobs biography, which was fascinating, but I lost a lot of respec...
by inky
Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:17 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Bogle vs. Jobs
Replies: 24
Views: 1920

Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet

Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet has had a powerful impact on me. It's just a slim volume, but contains sage advice on almost every aspect of human existence. Reminds me of Ecclesiastes.
by inky
Fri Oct 14, 2011 6:55 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Any books really change your outlook on life?
Replies: 153
Views: 20924

Return to advanced search