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by KaskadeForever
Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Extra or "play" money high risk/reward speculative moonshots... If you partake, what are you doing?
Replies: 17
Views: 2523

Re: Extra or "play" money high risk/reward speculative moonshots... If you partake, what are you doing?

Purchased shares in a couple of private, VC-backed companies. One went public this year and looks like a solid win (assuming the stock hangs in through lockup period). The others are 1-3 years away. How did you find the companies to invest in? I am intrigued by AngelList, where you can invest in a ...
by KaskadeForever
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Buying a House in Sellers Market?
Replies: 17
Views: 2104

Re: Buying a House in Sellers Market?

Thanks everyone for the great advice. I went with not trying to time the market and I made an offer. Waiting on a response, we shall see.
by KaskadeForever
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Buying a House in Sellers Market?
Replies: 17
Views: 2104

Buying a House in Sellers Market?

I am 38, married, with young kids. We would like to buy a new house. We live in an older house in need of remodeling in a MCOL area. Our current house is worth about $250k and I've paid the mortgage down aggressively to $80k. We are in a good neighborhood, and could make due staying here a little lo...
by KaskadeForever
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Should I sell my stash of dental floss now worth $3,000?
Replies: 123
Views: 15178

Re: Should I sell my stash of dental floss now worth $3,000?

This sounds like market timing to me. I would advise the OP to just stick to the investment policy statement and follow the appropriate asset allocation between floss and toothpaste. There currently aren't any low-cost ETF's for dental floss, but you can mimic a fund by investing in at least 10 diff...
by KaskadeForever
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Berkshire Annual Meeting in person
Replies: 41
Views: 3609

Re: Berkshire Annual Meeting in person

I belie
Marlon Marlin wrote: Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:07 pm Thought I read that Warren and Charlie aren't going to be present (or presenting) this year.
In the annual letter, Warren said Ajit Jain and Greg Abel will be joining him and Charlie in taking questions.
by KaskadeForever
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What frugal thing did you do today?
Replies: 1503
Views: 178619

Re: What frugal thing did you do today?

Today I purchased something for 99 cents. I gave the cashier a one dollar bill. She asked “do you want your penny back?” I said yes.
by KaskadeForever
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Personal health and exercise websites?
Replies: 10
Views: 1126

Re: Personal health and exercise websites?

Starting Strength - a simple, time-tested method, with no fitness fads, jargon, or buzzwords. It has a web site with an active forum and a few books, including The Barbell Prescription for those over 40. We lose muscle mass with age and maintaining strength has numerous benefits. It has changed my l...
by KaskadeForever
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Favorite youtube channels?
Replies: 111
Views: 12499

Re: Favorite youtube channels?

There are some great shows following hikers:

Homemade Wanderlust
MyOwnFrontier
Second Chance Hiker
Following Redbeard
by KaskadeForever
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 6432
Views: 1438762

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

I Can Only Imagine. It is an excellent movie, I highly recommend it.
by KaskadeForever
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Refinance to 15-Year Fixed or Not?
Replies: 10
Views: 1122

Refinance to 15-Year Fixed or Not?

I am trying to get input as to whether my wife and I should refinance from our 30-year adjustable rate mortgage to a 15-year fixed rate mortgage to lock in a lower interest rate as we are worried about the current rate steadily increasing. I am 35, my wife is 37. We have 12yo and 1yo children, live ...