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December 28th, 2015

Welcome to your future [Dec. 28th, 2015|07:02 am]
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[piperki]
Poll #2032034 Run through the shadows in these golden years

Are you saving for retirement?

No, it's too far away for me to worry about that.
8(7.1%)
No, I expect to die before I get old.
5(4.4%)
No, I'll let someone else worry about it.
1(0.9%)
My government bennies will be plenty!
8(7.1%)
I'm a trust fund baby. No problems.
3(2.7%)
I keep thinking I'm going to do something about this. But I don't.
16(14.2%)
I was, and then I spent my retirement, so above answers apply.
4(3.5%)
Damn it, piperki, stop hassling me.
11(9.7%)
Duh, it would be foolhardy not to save.
42(37.2%)
Ticky.
15(13.3%)

If you are saving, what's your method?

Work has a 401k/403b.
32(24.2%)
Work has a pension.
19(14.4%)
Roth IRA
12(9.1%)
Other IRA because brilliant financial genius
8(6.1%)
Other retirement savings because non-US
12(9.1%)
Born wealthy, NBD.
3(2.3%)
Stocks/mutual funds not part of 401k/403b
18(13.6%)
Other in comments
6(4.5%)
Ticky.
22(16.7%)

If you're always going to start saving and you haven't, why not?

It's too scary to think about.
3(3.7%)
I keep spending the money on wants.
8(9.8%)
I keep spending the money on basic needs.
24(29.3%)
Nobody/nothing is the boss of me, including my future.
6(7.3%)
Other
7(8.5%)
Ticky
34(41.5%)

If you acquired a large chunk of money, would you save any of it for retirement?

Oh hell no
8(8.5%)
Maybe
27(28.7%)
Of course
47(50.0%)
Ticky
12(12.8%)

How many years until you reach retirement age?

20+
67(77.9%)
15+
5(5.8%)
10+
2(2.3%)
5+
2(2.3%)
I'm past it already.
4(4.7%)
I'm a vampire, does not apply.
4(4.7%)
Ticky
2(2.3%)
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Where should I stash my cash? [Dec. 28th, 2015|03:48 pm]
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[ticktockman]
My credit union pays way under 1% interest on savings, even for large amounts in CDs or money market accounts. Where can I get higher returns at fairly low risk? (I'm hoping for solid information, not just "try Bernie Madoff".

*daha*
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Help Me Fill My Days [Dec. 28th, 2015|04:39 pm]
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[whataspacecase]

TQUACK! It has been too long. (I think I stopped posting right around the time that "TQUACK" was finally getting the hate it deserved, haha)

Anyway, so I am currently on Winter break of sorts - I am a full time grad student at NYU and a full time employee at the Brooklyn Public Library (aka broke and getting broker), but my Winter Break started last week and goes through January 25th. So even though I work full time, I still suddenly feel like I have a ton of time, and I'm trying to decide what to do with it!

What should I do in the evening and weekends, TQC? I like indie PC games, books of all kinds, movies that are not horror or straight comedy, theater, relaxing/calming stuff, not rushing, food, alcohol, and coffee. I just want to feel engaged and not fritter away my days fucking around on Facebook.

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Has anyone else out there ever prepared a dish described in a work of fiction? [Dec. 28th, 2015|07:01 pm]
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[full_metal_ox]
[music |"Chicken Soup With "Rice" by Carole King.]

I have--most recently the Bagel Dog described in a Steven Universe comic: http://36.media.tumblr.com/e803a5aca3e32be8330f7ae5249f99db/tumblr_na4vjbkTbV1r2jz9fo1_500.png

Text version of the above recipe, cut for length:Collapse )

For Christmas 2014, my brother and sister-in-law and I undertook a more elaborate culinary ostension: we made Sister's Stew, a fancy seafood chowder featured in A Song of Ice and Fire; the recipe is available in A Feast of Ice and Fire, the authorized cookbook by the Promoted Fangirls who run the Game Of Thrones food blog Inn At The Crossroads.

I've never yet had both the funds and a sufficiently grand occasion to try this, but I've always wanted to recreate the Black Feast that the Gray Mouser enjoys in Fritz Leiber's short story "The Bazaar of the Bizarre": The collation on the little ebony table beyond the coffin consisted entirely of black foods. By sight and then by nibbling and sipping the Mouser discovered their nature: thin slices of a very dark rye bread crusted with poppy seeds and dripped with black butter; slivers of charcoal-seared steak; similarly broiled tiny thin slices of calf's liver sprinkled with dark spices and liberally pricked with capers; the darkest grape jellies; truffles cut paper thin and mushrooms fried black; pickled chestnuts; and of course, ripe olives and black fish eggs—caviar. The black drink, which foamed when he poured it, turned out to be stout laced with the bubbly wine of Ilthmar (the Earth equivalent would be a Black Velvet, I think--FMO.)
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Afterlife [Dec. 28th, 2015|11:44 pm]
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[ms_eclectic]
The boyfriends mother passed away and they are having her cremated and placed in 5 urns to be shared among the 2 exes and 3 sons. I find this idea a bit creepy.


Has anyone ever heard/had someone cremated and divided to be shared?


Yes, the Egyptians embalmed organs....

Do you believe in an afterlife?
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