Taliesin_Merlin
merlin
Jul 9
57

This. Many, many years ago, we bought one of his books and listened to a couple of his shows. His initial advice of not spending money you don’t have, and to pay off your credit cars and try and live a cash & carry lifestyle was good advice for the most part. He did admit that mortgages were fine, and to pay extra Read more

Jul 9
16

I got 0% plus money off and under MSRP for my last car. OK, I have top credit, but the rest is still BS.

In the comparison of Camrys, for that extra $18/month, the buyer would also have a car that’s worth more money in resale for being 4 years newer with lower miles at the end of, say 7 years, and likely a good deal Read more

Jul 9
4

Absolutely go for 0% interest if you can get yourself into a brand new car with full warranty, latest safety features, etc. When I bought my car back in 2013 I got it slightly under invoice with 0% for 5 years, why pay cash when I can invest that money. Especially since I keep my cars for a while, they’ll be paid off Read more

Jul 9
120

Dave Ramsey is an idiot. cars are in that weird valley where they cost a lot to buy (probably anyone’s second biggest purchase after their house) but don’t gain value. And they’re machines, so they wear out. Telling people they shouldn’t buy a new car unless they’re worth millions and can pay cash is just some Read more

Jul 9
206

Dave Ramsey is a stinking pile of shit and his show is for entertainment value only. He peddles basic financial advice like “spend less than you make” and has very limited understanding of financial planning. Ramsey works the church crowd because some churches get a kickback on fees. He is a quasi-televangelist. I’d Read more

Jul 9
21

Financial experts are really weird because they don’t seem to live in reality anymore. There’s so much advice that they give - which mostly amounts to never spend any money on anything ever - that is fundamentally incompatible with the average needs of a person. They’d probably decry food and water as a waste of money Read more

Jul 8
240

If I were 14, this might spark envy in my soft little brain. As a man in his 30s, I can only think that some incredibly bad decisions are going to be made in that ridiculously gaudy house, and these kids are just not ready for it.

Jul 7
20

Kotaku is one of the few gaming websites that does actual journalism. It always surprises me at how much the internet seems to hate Kotaku when they’re more often than not gaming journalism at its best. Other sites like IGN and Gamespot usually wouldn’t dare attempt anything like this until they see other websites Read more

Jul 7
9

The original design plan for Donkey Kong was for it to be a Popeye game, but they couldn’t get the rights. (They did get to make one after DK was a smash hit, however.) So Mario’s inspiration sprung from a comic, just not a Japanese one.

Jul 7
10

I never put the two together, but damn that makes sense. A quick Google shows you are not alone in that thought: Read more

Jul 7
35

Kotaku has always had good writing like this. The problem is the people complaining about Kotaku never actually read Kotaku outside of the social justice pieces they hate so much because that’s all that ever gets linked in places like /r/KotakuInAction, so that’s all they ever see.

Jul 7
4

I studied at Ritsumeikan for a bit and I never knew they had a game development program! Really interesting interview!

Jun 22
1

If you want to give Ben a solid political position, it’d be somewhere on the scale between a Charlie Baker and Steve Bullock - largely a non-ideological, centrist technocrat.

Jun 20
5

Tom inherently is shown to have a heart.  I think deep down he wouldn’t support Trump.  I could see him putting on a MAGA hat and faking to impress an investor and/or a lady

Jun 18
5

I didn’t ascribe strongly partisan views on Ben Wyatt during the P&R run. Yes, he married Leslie, but he also went to work for Jen Barkley’s campaign team....the people who ran a idiot millionaire (ie., sitcom Republican) against Leslie. Read more

Jun 18
4

Gotta disagree in part. Tom would definitely be a Trump supporter. The guy basically is Trump minus the inherited wealth: Read more

Jun 18
9

Who is watching Parks and Recs and not seeing its a very left leaning show. No character on that show would be a Trump supporter because they are all likable people Read more