I'm considering picking up a new hobby, making money on sportbets (while knowing next to nothing about sports). Now I know this sounds like a recipe for disaster, but please keep reading.
I started reading some book on gambling (by a somewhat reputable sharp bettor, I think). The guy obviously knows what he's talking about and he can make better decisions by interpreting the publicly available news better than most.
Instead of doing this, I'm considering line shopping (aka scanning a wide array of bookies regularly and betting on lines that are clearly overvalued by mistake). Of course I'll have to implement some anti-ban features in order not to get banned, and also take into account the bookie's vig, the odds of the bet (probably not wise to bet on a 7.50/+650.00 line) etc
Anyway, my main concern here is whether this would indeed be +EV in the long run (aka will I make money) or am I overlooking something? I think my reasoning is flawed however I can't really say why not sure whether /biz/ is the right board for this, the rules say nothing on gambling.
>>1070741 It's not a bad idea. Betting small on long-shots until one pays off big-time. I see no reason why it wouldn't work, but you'll need a few thousand dollars of seed capital to make it work, and you may have to setup some shady banking depending on the gambling laws in your country.
>>1070741 if you already have access to the lines you will monitor without needing to place bets why don't you try paper trading for a bit? from your post it doesn't appear you have your betting strategy down yet (you need to bet more when you have higher EV, ala kelly criterion). keep a ledger and pretend you're actually betting with like 5k for a few months and see how you do. if it's going well and you've figured some stuff out you can start actually putting money down. if it's going horribly... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>reading elon musk biography >read to the part where he divorces his first wife >read to the part about her demands for divorce settlement >she wants 10% of Musk's Tesla stock >she also wants 5% of Musk's SpaceX stock
Seriously, what the fuck!? Elon Musk started SpaceX all by himself, she had nothing to do with it...and now she's entitled to a 5% stake in his company just because she's divorcing... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
How do I develop the social skills necessary to succeed in normie white collar environments? I'm probably not even an introvert. It's just that the amount of fakeness necessary to function in the work place tears at my soul. It's like everyone has to act in a fake way at the workplace. I used to think this was something exclusively done by strippers etc. The more experience I get in the workplace, the more I think that it's important. I now suspect that it's at least 90 % of the game.
In addition: It really feels like people actively despise you... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1070673 >It really feels like people actively despise you if you refuse to play the social game.
Because you make it awkward for everyone else. It's like when someone asks you >Hey hows it going? and then you reply >Shit actually, I lost an online argument and my apathy is killing me, my parents never GOT me that's the problem
Like dude no one gives a shit. Most people just want to go to work, do their... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1070673 I'm not really sure. I work in a pretty big office as a programmer. Everyone is pretty much ok with me being an introvert and keeping to myself. But I do take some time to be polite and speak to people occasionally. Im not sure what kind of job you have that requires so much socialization during work where you feel it is 90%.
Just try to relax and not worry about it. No one gives as much of a shit as you think they do.
If you have social anxiety that bad you could try drinking during the day if... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
a How to make college = money? thread with a twist: ONLINE COURSES
So today I bring to you /biz/ my situation. Consider I am an average 20 year old with an above average learning aptitude. I want to go back to school but I suffer from severe social anxiety. Even taking my add medication I can't concentrate on thoughtful subjects like math or programming whenever I'm in close proximity to other people. However I've been presented an opportunity to take online courses to atleast get myself degree. My question to you is: Is online even worth? The college... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I started living a frugal live since February 2015 and actually managedto save a lot of money, whilst maintaining a decent quality of living. I worked hard on myself and actually got ahead in my job much faster than expected.
So I decided by the end of the year to reward myself with a new smartphone, clothes, and an expensive bag, all whilst spending a ton of money on christmas gifts on my family and my gf. My parents saw my progress last over the past year and gave me a very expensive watch for christmas that I absolutely loved for no particular... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
The smartphone should be insured through the provider. The bag and the watch may actually be covered through Renters insurance if you've got it.
If not, report the phone as stolen to the manufacturer and they'll brick it for you.
What's probably eating at you is how vulnerable you felt being mugged. I've been there. You'll be radically insecure for a few weeks then it'll be okay. Chalk up the loss, mumble some racist stuff, feel better.
I'm sure you've got a few gun-nut friends who won't shut up about it, but... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
partly guilt from buying that shit in the first place. materialism isn't good dude. Don't just buy shiny shit because you can, reward yourself with increased investments, or spend money on stuff that can improve your value at work.
call me thrifty but I always want to see a return on my spending. I've always found conspicuous consumption is an addiction and it feels like one--you have to project all this value into this shit you don't really need--if it goes south you realize you only lost ego nothing really valuable so you're confronted with... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Frankly, the latest technique is the series interview, where you go to 5 or so interviews with most of the people they'll be working with. Others have found that asking to submit sample work is better.
Most larger firms hire PI's to verify who you are and dox you.
If your taxes are simple (a basic w2 or some part time work) then download the forms from irs.gov and do them yourself. I've done my own taxes for years. It's not actually that hard - jokes and the media make it out to be some impossibly complicated and lengthy task but that's bullshit.
If you don't even want to bother with that, get Turbotax, it costs like $40 and the taxes will take you an hour or two.
Hey /biz/ I need some advice regarding university and such in the UK. I'm a student who has graduated HS in Sweden and I'd prefer to study in London if possible. Preferably UCL or at the Imperial. I understand that these are some of the best in the country and getting in will be a challenge. I'm thinking of applying when when I hit 20 since I still need some time. Now my question is this. How will my appearance look to those who view my application? I.e will the fact that I'm 20 and from Sweden be a benefit or not? I know London's extremely diverse... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>house prices are humongous because supply and demand! (australia btw) >house prices double every 10 years everyone knows that! >population growth is only 1.4%/yr, thus demand should only be growing at that rate if we're being realistic
>>1070527 write a book on how to make money teaching people to write a book that tells people how to write a book to make money, that teachs people to write a book that teachs people how to write a book about making money
I have no assets. I live with my mom, I don't own a car or anything of any value.
If I take out thousands in credit card loans and simply refuse to pay it back, what is the worst that will happen to me? If I just ignore and flat out refuse payment forever? I live in the UK, a country where paedophiles, rapists and heroin dealers escape custodial sentences on a regular basis and where sentences for even quite serious crimes are usually short anyway.
I literally don't care whether I live or die so the idea of debt no longer concerns me. I'm thinking... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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