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by pukingRainbows
Sat May 27, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Non-Normative Life Paths? How to do something no one has ever done before?
Replies: 33
Views: 1878

Re: Non-Normative Life Paths? How to do something no one has ever done before?

If you don't already have a strong drive toward a specific path, I think you'll end up in that same pattern. Simply because it is a lot more practical. I'm not saying it's bad though. I think it can be amazing. The real trick is doing it well as was stated above. I know a variety of people who have ...
by pukingRainbows
Fri May 26, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: What blogs are you reading?
Replies: 28
Views: 2017

Re: What blogs are you reading?

@jennypenny - Can you recommend any of your favourite articles relating to ERE?

I enjoy his writing but there is so much content and depth, I'm not sure where to start.
by pukingRainbows
Fri May 26, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Wood Storage Strategy
Replies: 8
Views: 447

Re: Wood Storage Strategy

@Riggerjack - You are right. It is all kiln dried lumber.The sizes are variable and generally less than 12" in length. I think that's why they end up in the burlap. I like the idea of a neat stack on a shelf. It would just require a fair bit of labour for each bag. I'm thinking it would be best to d...
by pukingRainbows
Tue May 23, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: fitness routine
Replies: 11
Views: 613

Re: fitness routine

@Frosti85 - sounds like you have a solid plan. Keeping it quick and simple as you are doing is a great way to build up a habit.
Let us know how it goes!
Accountability to others can also be another motivator. =)
by pukingRainbows
Tue May 23, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Wood Storage Strategy
Replies: 8
Views: 447

Re: Wood Storage Strategy

Thank you all for the thoughts and ideas. It's given me a better perspective with which to move forward. I'm definitely going to consider future alternatives and begin preparation now while I still have this current resource stream flowing. Right now the wood is for recreation more than anything (sa...
by pukingRainbows
Mon May 22, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Wood Storage Strategy
Replies: 8
Views: 447

Wood Storage Strategy

So I have a wood burning stove and I collect burlap sacks of wood to burn from a local carpentry shop. Here's my dilemma: How much should I store? And how should I store them? The bags of wood are thrown out at variable times and in variable amounts by the shop. Usually around 4-6 bags at one time. ...
by pukingRainbows
Mon May 22, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: fitness routine
Replies: 11
Views: 613

Re: fitness routine

More questions: How are you deciding the weight you are lifting for these exercises? And do you have a methodology for increases? What are your goals in doing this? For general fitness it sounds good but I would also add some sort of pull up type exercise. Anything else would depend on your goals an...
by pukingRainbows
Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: Best mobile app development tool?
Replies: 24
Views: 1436

Re: Best mobile app development tool?

@fish - I'm just curious but what what were your custom apps?

@did - please do keep us updated!
by pukingRainbows
Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: TMBA and ERE etc
Replies: 18
Views: 1433

Re: TMBA and ERE etc

@Brute I think i got it. It was mentioned on the Wealthsteading podcast with John Pugliano. It's like a version of franchising. I like that term because it's informative and neutral in tone as to whether the opportunity is legitimate or a scam.
by pukingRainbows
Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Oxford versus Karolinska
Replies: 36
Views: 2260

Re: Oxford versus Karolinska

Is it worth spending so much money just for a degree from Oxford? And if so, why? Name recognition. Going to a prestigious university pays for itself over and over again in casually proving your worth to others. I don't think that's your real goal here, but it's really practical in establishing you...
by pukingRainbows
Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: TMBA and ERE etc
Replies: 18
Views: 1433

Re: TMBA and ERE etc

I'm always interested in hearing more about the possible intersections between entrepreneurship and retiring early but I didn't think this article was particularly good. It seemed like it misinterpreted the ideas of early retirement just enough to create a false dilemma that could then be solved by ...
by pukingRainbows
Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: ERE kids?
Replies: 13
Views: 1439

Re: ERE kids?

@dragline - I'm not so interested in theory as much as practical approaches. I do agree that parental involvement is key and I'm just figuring out how that takes shape. The guidelines you laid out are excellent starting points. Thank you. @JP - I've only read one of those threads so far (Kids on ERE...
by pukingRainbows
Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Would you give your kids money for college or life?
Replies: 24
Views: 2169

Re: Would you give your kids money for college or life?

@halfmoon - Thank you so much for sharing your experience. I'm at a loss as to what to say to someone who has faced such difficulty and struggled to overcome it. It's really an amazing feat. Thank you for your hard-earned perspective.
by pukingRainbows
Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: ERE kids?
Replies: 13
Views: 1439

ERE kids?

How are all of you raising your kids? Or how would you? Or how did you? What are your ideas about parenting? Do you try to foster a sense of ERE? If so, how? I had something of a spartan childhood and while it was difficult in many ways, I learned a lot from it and it definitely shaped who I am toda...
by pukingRainbows
Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Would you give your kids money for college or life?
Replies: 24
Views: 2169

Re: Would you give your kids money for college or life?

It's a long way off, but I'm thinking they would work to pay their own way as much as possible and then we would help out with the remainder. I'm not sure if that's unnecessarily mean given that we could probably just pay for everything but I'd like for them to connect to the fact that their educati...
by pukingRainbows
Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Saving up for your kids college from day 1 VS. just buying them a 1OO % debt free house ?
Replies: 50
Views: 4115

Re: Saving up for your kids college from day 1 VS. just buying them a 1OO % debt free house ?

I think it all boils down to the kid in question and what they would benefit from the most. In general, I doubt many kids would be able to handle the responsibility of a home. I know I wasn't ready at that age, (I'm assuming college freshman). In either case, rather than making the choice myself, I'...
by pukingRainbows
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: So Good They Can't Ignore You thread?
Replies: 16
Views: 1541

Re: So Good They Can't Ignore You thread?

I read this a while back so I don't remember so much but a few things stuck with me. The underlying message was really good. The framework he laid out made a lot of sense as a way to work towards becoming successful. It has been useful to me as an entrepreneur looking to explore new business opportu...
by pukingRainbows
Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: One Million in the Bank
Replies: 33
Views: 3469

Re: One Million in the Bank

As a business owner, I think there is no specific talent for business.
There's definitely an element of timing but I think the most important aspect is having character traits that push you to succeed no matter what.
by pukingRainbows
Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: Optimising Income in Pursuit of ERE
Replies: 7
Views: 906

Re: Optimising Income in Pursuit of ERE

I've been thinking about this question a lot actually. My initial thought is: How much do you detest the work? And how does that balance against the compensation? How long would you need to do it for? And then your decision flows from there. In addition to this though, I think it's important to cons...
by pukingRainbows
Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Puking Rainbows' Journal
Replies: 6
Views: 1265

Re: Puking Rainbows' Journal

It's been a year since I last posted. I still don't enjoy writing blogs or texts. I'm trying to participate more in the forum but I get overwhelmed trying to read and understand everyone's perspectives. In general, I don't understand how people have the patience to read pages and pages of a thread, ...
by pukingRainbows
Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Location vs Money
Replies: 25
Views: 1945

Re: Location vs Money

How valuable is being in Asia to you compared with expediency toward ERE? I see living and working in Asia as an opportunity that provides a wealth of experiences in and of itself as well as being useful for making decisions further down the road in regards to travel and lifestyle possibilities. So ...
by pukingRainbows
Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Anyone do the Wym Hof (aka The Iceman from the TED talks) method 10 week video course?
Replies: 7
Views: 1661

Re: Anyone do the Wym Hof (aka The Iceman from the TED talks) method 10 week video course?

Thanks again DSKla. That made a lot of sense to me. I've been practicing with some interesting and encouraging results so far. DutchGirl: I'm sorry to hear about your sister. I'm glad she is doing better now. In general, I wouldn't use this as a replacement for modern medicine, however I think it is...
by pukingRainbows
Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Anyone do the Wym Hof (aka The Iceman from the TED talks) method 10 week video course?
Replies: 7
Views: 1661

Re: Anyone do the Wym Hof (aka The Iceman from the TED talks) method 10 week video course?

Thanks for the details DSKla.
If you don't mind explaining a little further, how do you connect the technique to specific outcomes?
Like what would change if I'm trying to fight a cold vs trying to stay warm?
by pukingRainbows
Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:58 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Spiritual fulfillment books
Replies: 10
Views: 989

Re: Spiritual fulfillment books

I am reading and enjoying
The Book of Awakening by Mark Nepo.
It's a collection of daily thoughts/ideas/meditations about being present in your current life.
by pukingRainbows
Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: What Do You Eat for Weight Loss?
Replies: 105
Views: 9922

Re: What Do You Eat for Weight Loss?

It's going to be a long and challenging journey. And so, beyond the daily details of your meals, your general attitude will make a big difference. Patience, perseverance and curiosity can help a lot. I would suggest trying to make small changes you can effectively integrate into your lifestyle until...