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by FBeyer
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: best books to learn economics
Replies: 51
Views: 2007

Re: best books to learn economics

this is not a book on economics but I looked back 3 pages and did not see a recommend books thread, so I am putting it here. recently read poor Richards retirement by aaron clarely and would highly recommend it to any ERE'er. it shows the aspects on minimalism and retiring on it. a warning that cla...
by FBeyer
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Living in Denmark: tips, challenges and questions
Replies: 49
Views: 3968

Re: Living in Denmark: tips, challenges and questions

OMG, this country seems like a huge control freak. So much regulation to try to force people to work more. And to stay within the country all their lives. I wonder if we will see an increased number of people who take charge of their own lives and themselves decide when and where and how much they ...
by FBeyer
Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Best packable permanent alternative for a matress?
Replies: 24
Views: 1061

Re: Best packable permanent alternative for a matress?

BRUTE wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:05 pm
dusty, and sometimes cold
Does a 3/4 inch piece of plywood really make a difference when it comes to dust?
by FBeyer
Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Increasing Flexibility
Replies: 8
Views: 355

Re: Increasing Flexibility

My flexibility is SHIT...I know sitting at a desk all day is killing me, and contributing to the inflexibility. All tips are welcome. I have a completely backwards suggestion then: Don't focus on flexibility, but focus on solid fitness and I think you'll find that most of the flexibility issues get...
by FBeyer
Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: Only Reading the ERE Elite
Replies: 51
Views: 3524

Re: Only Reading the ERE Elite

enigmaT120 wrote:
Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:41 pm
BRUTE wrote:
Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:32 pm
brute identifies as an Apache attack helicopter
Those have very expensive lifestyles.
Most of the expenses should be subsidized by the defense budget. That explains why BRUTE's savings rate is so high.
by FBeyer
Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Energy usage log
Replies: 93
Views: 9677

Re: Energy usage log

About 965 ft2, two adults and one 3 year old. Electronics are a tablet and a laptop computer. Induction stove, we use it for heating water rather than the microwave. Energy efficient fridge. We use the oven approx. twice per week for baking. Most of the house's activity is in the living room where t...
by FBeyer
Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Energy usage log
Replies: 93
Views: 9677

Re: Energy usage log

It has now been one year since we got the keys for our house.
Total KwH expenditure over 12 months: 329.

Threehundredandtwentynine.
by FBeyer
Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 7WB5- Take 3
Replies: 74
Views: 7444

Re: 7WB5- Take 3

Am I reading this right? The permaculture project is one you've referred to as a life mission several times, if I recall correctly. What was the deadline? 2021? Are you only interested in the permaculture project IFF you can 'permanently' park the camper on the lot? And now you're thinking of giving...
by FBeyer
Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What to do when FI
Replies: 47
Views: 3037

Re: What to do when FI

Jordan Peterson talks about the need for responsibility in order to lead a meaningful life: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QctT0Oc_uQQ Women are 'given' by virtue of biology responsibility, men have to find it and make something themselves. Meanwhile society is treating boys as pathological and unw...
by FBeyer
Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What to do when FI
Replies: 47
Views: 3037

Re: What to do when FI

BRUTE wrote:
Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:31 pm
brute has experienced similar troubles.

seems that the only solution is to construct one's own rat race.
The positive formulation of which is referred to as: identifying what you want out of life.
by FBeyer
Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What to do when FI
Replies: 47
Views: 3037

Re: What to do when FI

Prove that you're good enough? Prove what and to whom ? (who? spelling help needed) Who gets the final say when it comes to gauging whether you are 'good enough'? Me? Reddit? Your parents? The government? Youtube commenters? You? Shit's gonna get difficult at some point. Those who overcome shit get ...
by FBeyer
Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What to do when FI
Replies: 47
Views: 3037

Re: What to do when FI

@FBeyer, those are all things you enjoy doing. Perhaps the OP wouldn't enjoy anything on that list. One other thing that would help out is to know your MB personality? Are you introverted or extroverted? That will help you narrow down which direction to go. Well, no. They're not. Jean is physically...
by FBeyer
Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What to do when FI
Replies: 47
Views: 3037

Re: What to do when FI

.... wtf forum?
by FBeyer
Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: Only Reading the ERE Elite
Replies: 51
Views: 3524

Re: Only Reading the ERE Elite

Your post count is only a measure of how Textroverted you are. Nothing else. Incidentally, being textroverted while sporting an avatar might make you appear to be part of the ERE elite because your presence is made so visible... I guess a good litmus test would be to see how many consider me and BRU...
by FBeyer
Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What to do when FI
Replies: 47
Views: 3037

Re: What to do when FI

Start as a mason's apprentice. Quit when you're bored to tears. Start your own construction company after that. Personal trainer? How'd that work out for you? I don't understand your post. Why is it too ambitious to write your book if you have too much free time? Sit down for two hours every day (sc...
by FBeyer
Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Where are the failure-stories?
Replies: 43
Views: 2206

Re: Where are the failure-stories?

... Anyways, IMO or as I read it, ERE is a set of tools for lifestyle design, not a set of instructions for constructing one particular model, so FAIL/SUCCEED depends on what you are attempting to build... No nonononoono ERE is a stamp of approval that you get -from Jacob only- after posting on the...
by FBeyer
Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: Only Reading the ERE Elite
Replies: 51
Views: 3524

Re: Only Reading the ERE Elite

The friend thing really doesn't do anything useful at all. The foe collapses a user's posts such that you specifically have to click the post to display it.
Quotes aren't collapsed though.
by FBeyer
Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: My form of retirement
Replies: 23
Views: 4252

Re: My form of retirement

Update: 35 ANNUAL BUDGETS I have 35 annual budgets in my assets (excluding one small place to stay plus pension rights). I almost can not believe it is true. It happened because I started serious saving (not just saving but seriously saving) in 2009. Paid off all debt in 2010. Sold the extensive ho...
by FBeyer
Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Ex-lawyer
Replies: 83
Views: 16753

Re: Ex-lawyer

That IS pretty cool!
Is there any reasonable way in which you could sell any of that beer or have you taken care of all money issues long ago? I seem to recall that you and/or your wife were quietly looking for some part time work to buff the finances.
by FBeyer
Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Procrastination/internet addiction - any solutions?
Replies: 42
Views: 4098

Re: Procrastination/internet addiction - any solutions?

sounds like the problem is that Stahlmann doesn't have any actual things to be excited about. maybe he should keep looking. What do you mean? Your advice seems to be pretty generic. Unfortunately, so does your description of your troubles. Unspecific problem formulations attract unspecific solutions.
by FBeyer
Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Best lifestyle jobs for early retirees?
Replies: 50
Views: 3137

Re: Best lifestyle jobs for early retirees?

YoungAndWise wrote:
Wed May 31, 2017 7:54 pm
Writing tabletops settings...
What. On. Earth. Is. This?
by FBeyer
Mon May 29, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Best lifestyle jobs for early retirees?
Replies: 50
Views: 3137

Re: Best lifestyle jobs for early retirees?

BRUTE wrote:
Mon May 29, 2017 3:49 pm
brute thinks his Spanish isn't good enough to work in construction here :)
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by FBeyer
Mon May 29, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Best lifestyle jobs for early retirees?
Replies: 50
Views: 3137

Re: Best lifestyle jobs for early retirees?

'guess what a money-making carpenter's most important soft skill is? that's why brute doesn't imagine this as a career, where he needs to make money off of it. more like a lowly paid (since unskilled) vacation. I wholeheartedly think you should give real carpentry a go. Come back and tell us how yo...
by FBeyer
Mon May 29, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Exercise/Fitness Log
Replies: 401
Views: 55634

Re: Exercise/Fitness Log

...Call me vain, but let's be honest here: the vast majority of people lift in order to attract the opposite sex. And last time I checked, no woman has ever slept with a man for his squat numbers. If you're looking to please superficial people, you're going to get what superficial people have to of...
by FBeyer
Mon May 29, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Best lifestyle jobs for early retirees?
Replies: 50
Views: 3137

Re: Best lifestyle jobs for early retirees?

brute has been fantasizing that some type of contractor/carpenter job might be fun for a while. or maybe mechanic. not as a career, but to keep busy, learn a few cool skills. Brute dislikes people. 'guess what a money-making carpenter's most important soft skill is? The thing about craft is that yo...