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    Real tip taken from SJ in the past hour: drink day old coffee. Throwing it out is throwing money out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenaphor View Post
    Investing, safe? Not really. That's why there's return since as an investor, not only are you footing the bill for your investments, you're also accepting the risk. This isn't to say that some investments aren't safer than others but with safety, there's a lower to much lower or insignificant return. Pay to play.
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    I don't think anyone interested in safety would ever invest in stocks, unless he/she is grossly underestimating the risk he's going to be exposed to. I would say a typical "SJ-like" strategy would be to roll over some short term govt bonds whose interest rate slightly beats inflation.
    But of course. The question actually isn't whether they'd be willing to take risks, but how much risk they'd be willing to accept, and what the payoff would have to be, the time frame necessary, their reasoning, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmie Dearest View Post
    Real tip taken from SJ in the past hour: drink day old coffee. Throwing it out is throwing money out.

    Eeww.
    that's friggin disgusting. a rich man who got rich by being a cheap scate is still a cheap scate when he becomes rich. making money has no benefit if you never spend it. that's like baking a cake but never eating it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elfboy View Post
    that's friggin disgusting. a rich man who got rich by being a cheap scate is still a cheap scate when he becomes rich. making money has no benefit if you never spend it. that's like baking a cake but never eating it
    Actually this person likes things of quality and design. He'd rather have a few very nice things than lots of slightly more cheaply made things.

    But will drink day old coffee. I don't get it.

    Of course, I'm also picky about food. I do not understand people who are not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmie Dearest View Post
    Actually this person likes things of quality and design. He'd rather have a few very nice things than lots of slightly more cheaply made things.

    But will drink day old coffee. I don't get it.

    Of course, I'm also picky about food. I do not understand people who are not.
    I don't either. I almost starved at the dorms because I would skip meals if the food there was disgusting. I've never understood how so many people can be fat when there is such a shortage of quality food around
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    Quote Originally Posted by Habba View Post
    I have never done any investing, but I have been playing with the idea. (J to extreame

    If I'd go investing, I'd start by reading some guides on how the stuff works and see some statistics of how people have spent their money and how have they made profit (Si + Te).

    I would try to fight my urges for trying to win a quick jackpot, and instead distribute my money in many different investments, so that my shares would be more stable (SJ, playing it safe but smart).

    I would also look for trends that are coming and for investments that are going to bounce-back (for example, Nokia stock crashed after Microsoft-thing, but I'm pretty sure they'll rise eventually, so it might be wise to buy them while they are still cheap). (Te + possibly inferior Fi... I might be wishing for Nokia to bounce back because it's a national pride).

    But I would see it as an alternative way for saving money for the future, with possibly increased interest. It's not in my blood to "surf" on the stock exchange waves trying to maximize profit with adrenaline rush filled life style.

    [EDIT]: Haha, didn't see that previous post before I posted mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elfboy View Post
    I don't either. I almost starved at the dorms because I would skip meals if the food there was disgusting. I've never understood how so many people can be fat when there is such a shortage of quality food around
    I was absolutely miserable when I visited my friend in West Virginia because of this. In the rural town she was in, organic, fresh food was a foreign concept. Basically it was the ultimate Kraft mac and cheese and Hamburger Helper town.

    yyyyuck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmie Dearest View Post
    Actually this person likes things of quality and design. He'd rather have a few very nice things than lots of slightly more cheaply made things.

    But will drink day old coffee. I don't get it.
    As gross as that is, I relate to the dichotomy you're describing.
    Of course, I'm also picky about food. I do not understand people who are not.
    How often has food made you sick? I have a (preliminary) theory that the people who are the most open to weird food are the people with iron stomachs... and the most picky eaters are the opposite. Discounting my friend with synesthesia (who can't mix any flavors in her food because it messes with colors or some shit like that), everyone I know follows that pattern.

    Quote Originally Posted by mrcockburn View Post
    I was absolutely miserable when I visited my friend in West Virginia because of this. In the rural town she was in, organic, fresh food was a foreign concept. Basically it was the ultimate Kraft mac and cheese and Hamburger Helper town.

    yyyyuck.
    So spruce it up! You don't have to eat food exactly as it's handed to you. Mix your mac 'n cheese with some broccoli (e.g.) - or ignore the sauce package and make your own cheese sauce.

    But I dunno. I'm not terribly picky, and I'm also very do-it-yourself oriented. Plus, the salt, pepper and Tabasco are on the table for a reason - no one's gonna be offended if you use them.

    As for Elfboy's comment: Same thing there. With very basic cooking knowledge, you can turn any crappy college cafeteria food into something delicious. There are college cafeteria recipe books out there, for ideas. Use your Ne!

    EDIT: I'm guessing that neither of you are Sp dominant or secondary? Because I'm either so/sp or sp/so and I am of the opinion that even crappy food is better than no food at all, so I don't necessarily relate
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJCC View Post
    As gross as that is, I relate to the dichotomy you're describing.

    How often has food made you sick? I have a (preliminary) theory that the people who are the most open to weird food are the people with iron stomachs... and the most picky eaters are the opposite. Discounting my friend with synesthesia (who can't mix any flavors in her food because it messes with colors or some shit like that), everyone I know follows that pattern.


    So spruce it up! You don't have to eat food exactly as it's handed to you. Mix your mac 'n cheese with some broccoli (e.g.) - or ignore the sauce package and make your own cheese sauce.

    But I dunno. I'm not terribly picky, and I'm also very do-it-yourself oriented. Plus, the salt, pepper and Tabasco are on the table for a reason - no one's gonna be offended if you use them.

    As for Elfboy's comment: Same thing there. With very basic cooking knowledge, you can turn any crappy college cafeteria food into something delicious. There are college cafeteria recipe books out there, for ideas. Use your Ne!

    EDIT: I'm guessing that neither of you are Sp dominant or secondary? Because I'm either so/sp or sp/so and I am of the opinion that even crappy food is better than no food at all, so I don't necessarily relate
    Actually, quite the opposite. I'm So/Sp - and my Sp *is* to blame.

    All those processed foods have chemicals, preservatives, MSG, high fructose corn syrup, etc, that are HORRIBLE for your health. The produce section was sparce there, and NOT fresh at all.. I can't stand the idea of knowingly ingesting those things.

    To me, it's healthier to not eat (actually, it's fasting, which is supposedly very healthy...) than to eat shit food. I'm neurotic that way.

    It's probably from travelling to places where food is still truly food - fresh, whole stuff! And seeing how fit and healthy everyone was. Vibrant, too.

    And then West Virginia...where all I saw was obese people in motorscooters in Wal-Mart, people complaining about their arthritis and diabetes, etc. Everyone looked so sick and worn down, surviving on their medications. I was only there for week, in one rural town, so I don't intend to say ALL of WV is that way.

    Like I said, I'm neurotic... But, I'm fit and in perfect health!
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    I'm picky about food because I want very particular things to eat when I want it, and that's that.

    I think my sp aux is to blame for this, much like Mr.Cockburn, but in her case it's always health (and sometimes it's also health in my case, it's true) and a lot of times in my case it's just that I really want to enjoy my food. I also like to cook, so the two things are probably linked. If I order a delicious glass of iced tea, I don't want it to have the sour tinge of sitting in the metal tin of the restaurant all day. When I'm in the mood for tacos I want tacos, and that's that. I'm not going to be happy with macaroni and cheese.

    I remember as a child being ridiculously picky, feeding the dog my meat, sitting at the table staring forlornly at things I didn't want to eat, et al. I'm not like that now, I'm open to trying new food, in fact I enjoy trying new food.

    It's just that I want to eat particular things.

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