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Most active topic: book recommendation: Stumbling on Happiness
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 Forum: Personal Development   Topic: book recommendation: Stumbling on Happiness

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 10:22 am 

Replies: 19
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I was just thinking J.D. that it is kind of odd for personal finance and happiness to be considered in the same forum - they really are two completely different things. Regardless, that is what I enjoy most about GRS. I think that money is such a strong security blanket for people that it becomes ti...

 Forum: News & Announcements   Topic: The AdMan Cometh...

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 8:43 am 

Replies: 9
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The first ad I saw was some cheesy get rich quick ad. Yuck!

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Best Book for Financial Planning for a New Child

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 11:14 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 6980


There are many great books on teaching kids about money and finances. I found little on planning for a new child before I had my first one eight months ago. My plan was to be debt free before he was born. I was able to achieve this. There are a lot of uncertainties as someone mentioned here. The key...

 Forum: Personal Development   Topic: Life after debt...then what?

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:16 am 

Replies: 34
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I think this is an excellent question. I sometimes refer a post that J.D. placed on GRS some time ago regarding short, medium, and long term goals. Being debt-free is a medium term goal in my mind. Hopefully, its successful completion will lead you to be in a position to achieve your associated long...

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: What BBQ/Grill do you own? (and general grilling discussion)

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 5:30 pm 

Replies: 61
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I'm looking at getting one - my house is plumbed for it. How much did the E-310 set you back, and where did you get it?

 Forum: Personal Development   Topic: Swtiching career field from engineering to art

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 3:10 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 14667


I recommend reading Revolutionary Wealth by Alvin Toffler. This book is chocked full of ideas about what our future (near term and long term) will look like. The work that you describe wanting to do appears to me to mesh well with what he pontificates. I recommend the book regardless.

 Forum: Personal Development   Topic: book recommendation: Stumbling on Happiness

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 2:58 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 19002


Stumbling on Happiness is one of the best books I've read in a long, long time. It is heavy on psychological research and somewhat light on money related topics, although it clearly demonstrates that there is absolutely no connection between happiness and money (beyond a certain "survival"...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Why is it that giving money is good?

Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2007 12:03 pm 

Replies: 49
Views: 42060


Love is a verb. Giving is an expression of love. Those who are more able and willing to give and receive love, report having more than average happiness. Giving money (something of value) makes perfect sense in the context of improving oneself and one's life.

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Where do you hope to retire?

Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2007 10:36 am 

Replies: 31
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My life took a big turn a few years ago when I realized that my retirement plan was actually likely to work - I would retire at 59 1/2 and move to an oceanfront condo in Hawaii. As I saw the stars aligning in terms of my financial resources, the vision of my retirement future went to hell in a handb...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Personal Finance to Save the Planet

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 2:23 pm 

Replies: 8
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I am a firm believer that financial freedom (or security) for most is more a matter of controlling spending money than it of earning it. Obviously, this statement is arguable. For most of us, however, I believe it is true. How many of us truly expect to make millions? Regardless, (stick with me here...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: How do I minimize costs for a "traditional" weddin

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 9:11 am 

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Excellent suggestions Savvy. I am getting married this summer (August) and will be having a mid-day wedding to save cost and avoid the drunken frenzy of later weddings. How does everyone feel about foregoing alcohol completely? Would coffee, juice, bottled water, etc. be adequate? Is the alcohol nee...

 Forum: Personal Development   Topic: KEEPING Things Done

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 9:04 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 20989


I would caution that you do not focus too much on GTD. It is the process of doing things that should be the enjoyment of your life. Accomplishing things is an outcome. Remember, "once the bones are buried, there is very little time to go out and play".

 Forum: News & Announcements   Topic: Hello, I'm DC Portland. I look forward to sharing ideas.

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:48 am 

Replies: 2
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