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Scoot

Member since Dec 2009 • Last active Nov 2021

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    I assumed it was how William Kim wanted to be described. It's not unusual for Americans to include heritage in their nationality i.e. African American, Asian American.

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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    This is amazing. How did the customer react?

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    This was shared in a group chat I'm in...top cycling LLL

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    Thanks, that's really helpful. I also found an article which addressed another one of my worries: https://ofdollarsanddata.com/are-we-in-a­-melt-up/.

    Will keep reading and learning. I spoke to my mum about my plan today and she's supportive so that's always a good thing, right?

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    Thanks for the help all. Putting in a smaller amount each month into EFTs sounds like a good shout. That way I can still put money into my sensible savings account and not feel like I'm YOLOing too much!

    When I get bored I'll cash it all out and put it on Dogecoin.

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    After some opinions – I've been putting a few hundred £££ into savings every month, but the interest is a measly 0.01%. Been tinkering with Freetrade for the last month with very small amounts and enjoyed it so far.

    Is this a good time to put £500-1k over the next few months into investing in a nice spread of different stocks with the intention of letting them sit there long term? It would be an alternative to savings where hopefully there would be enough gains in the long run to beat inflation (but if I lose some its not a big deal).

    But my reluctance is that things look a bit shaky at the moment and I'm wary of there being a big market correction, or various current crises having a big effect. Or is it always like this?

    So I suppose my question is: wait for a correction and buy then, or dive in now knowing that in five years time it probably won't matter?

  • in COVID-19
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    Our office has started to encourage staff to all come in on a specific day of the week to try and get the office buzz back again and let people have internal meetings IRL - it hasn't officially started yet but this Tuesday it seemed like 80% of people were in. It was slightly overwhelming but nice to see people and socialise for the first time in ages.

    Lo and behold I got an email from someone I sat adjacent to at lunchtime saying he's tested positive. Being double jabbed I don't need to isolate and I'm wfh the rest of the week anyway, and I'll do a PCR test tomorrow to be sure, but it's still kind of annoying to now feel paranoid about whether I'm starting to feel ill or not.

    Can't decide if it means that it's still too early to be doing this kind of thing or if we just have to deal with it. I imagine the majority of the office is double jabbed, so the risk is lower than unvaxxed kids, but clearly there's a lot of covid still around.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    As someone who has never done a wild poo please may I ask how one wipes - do you find leaves or grass? What about autumn when the leaves are crispy? So many questions.

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