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by mxlr650
Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Internationalist
Replies: 56
Views: 11147

Re: Internationalist

I have a great suggestion for you. Come to America! Settle in Compton, California. Then compare! I would suggest taking it a bit slow so you can acquire required music/vocabulary/skills. As a first step, move to East palo alto whose crime legacy should easily get you in touch with veterans who, lik...
by mxlr650
Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: the animal's journal
Replies: 404
Views: 93514

Re: the animal's journal

The generator I have now is a tank. A Craftsman 3500. Way beyond my needs and very inefficient. Everyone here uses the Honda 2000. I can buy one new for $950. The savings on fuel on a yearly basis would be upwards of $250 compared to the Craftsman. Based off my current use and with proper maintenan...
by mxlr650
Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: C40's Journal
Replies: 1004
Views: 217351

Re: C40's Journal

I assume that as I get closer to going to Mexico, I'll be more willing to spend some time learning. I can learn vocabulary very quickly, so I suspect I'll pick enough of it up quickly enough To me learning vocabulary is like reading a math book or programming language book - good for rote learning ...
by mxlr650
Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Journal of the Retired Adventurer
Replies: 45
Views: 11346

Re: Journal of the Retired Adventurer

Not sure how much it would help now, but In Albania, just make sure the taxi drops you all the way to the destination instead of stopping midway and sending you towards destination by one of the local buses . Outside of Tirana, Albania has pretty crappy infrastructure and it is not uncommon for Airb...
by mxlr650
Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:25 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: the dude's diary
Replies: 118
Views: 31168

Re: the dude's diary

C40 wrote:Yeah, that's a nice way to end the year - as a millionaire. You're so loaded! You might need to change your name to a different character from The Big Lebowski. Will it be "Big Lebowski", or maybe "Jackie Treehorn"?
Karl Hungus?
by mxlr650
Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: mxlr650's marathon journal
Replies: 49
Views: 14693

Re: mxlr650's marathon journal

Update after little more than 1.5 years post-exit While we were still working, our projected SWR was 1.8%. This was based on our estimated selling price of the house an year before we sold it. Surprisingly, the property prices jumped up quite a bit in Bay area from 2014 to 2015, so our selling pric...
by mxlr650
Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Henk's journey thru life
Replies: 234
Views: 56525

Re: Henk's journey thru life

@Henk Congratulations on your exit, reentry and soon to be reentry-exit! I am hoping you didn’t accept this assignment because you got tired of driving and wanted that chauffeured service again :lol:
by mxlr650
Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: C40's Journal
Replies: 1004
Views: 217351

Re: C40's Journal

@C40 I am really late to the party, but anyways, congratulations!! It is great to know you are enjoying life!
by mxlr650
Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Gilberto de Piento's Journal
Replies: 349
Views: 76068

Re: Gilberto de Piento's Journal

@GdP I saw consulting income in the previous page, so have you considered getting more consulting gigs which can accelerate wealth accrual?

Good job on your 170k achievement!
by mxlr650
Mon Mar 28, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: mxlr650's marathon journal
Replies: 49
Views: 14693

Re: mxlr650's marathon journal

After visiting few friends along the way after Badlands, we drove hotshot to Acadia National Park . This was our first national park in the East and the park was very different from what I am used to all these years where entering a NP is like entering Jurassic Park – you are in the park when you en...
by mxlr650
Mon Jan 04, 2016 1:02 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Gilberto de Piento's Journal
Replies: 349
Views: 76068

Re: Gilberto de Piento's Journal

The optimism has gone out of me lately. I think it's partially the gray winter weather but I'm also feeling trapped in the life I have. Recently I've been forced to accept the possibility that I'm getting old and inertia to stay on the easy path might be stronger than I am. I've never been good at ...
by mxlr650
Mon Jan 04, 2016 12:49 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: reepicheep's journal
Replies: 45
Views: 11416

Re: reepicheep's journal

The job itself feels monotonous and pointless at this point. I feel like I am now the morale problem in my shop, that I'm worthless as a leader and boss. I hate everything about my job--even working with the people I like has now become a draining annoyance. could you volunteer your time outside of...
by mxlr650
Sun Jan 03, 2016 2:26 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: mxlr650's marathon journal
Replies: 49
Views: 14693

Re: mxlr650's marathon journal

Happy New Year folks!! Background: DW/I quit our jobs, purged our material possessions as documented in previous posts. Following update begins from the day our house sale was final which was sometime in August last year. I have listed links for convenience so you can spend more time browsing all da...
by mxlr650
Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:25 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Living Stingy post on ERE
Replies: 30
Views: 11731

Re: Living Stingy post on ERE

He is a boomer who overindulged most of his life and started to suffer the consequences. Recently he began to turn that around. That's great! And now he gives advice to others who are failing and suffering in the same ways he suffered. He is telling them how to stop. What has he achieved that makes...
by mxlr650
Tue Oct 13, 2015 10:34 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: GandK's journal
Replies: 171
Views: 37783

Re: GandK's journal

I go back and forth about getting off LinkedIn completely, but I have a handful of friends who are only on LinkedIn. I'd rather keep my ethereal connection with them than quit the web site, so I stay. Did anybody choose to get off LinkedIn when they retired? I have considered deleting my LinkedIn a...
by mxlr650
Tue Oct 13, 2015 10:24 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: mxlr650's marathon journal
Replies: 49
Views: 14693

Re: mxlr650's marathon journal

I'm surprised about all the problems you've had with Republic. At least you don't have a contract. The problem with adding a Republic number to Airbnb/Yahoo, and the issue with VM timestamps shouldn't be specific to me - if that is not the case, I would be interested to hear about it.. In the past,...
by mxlr650
Wed Oct 07, 2015 10:31 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Tyler9000's Journal
Replies: 186
Views: 50422

Re: Tyler9000's Journal

Its interesting that you guys have to basically tell lies about what you are doing. I can relate even though I am nowhere near FI just yet. People want to know what you are doing and I think I will also be taking a sabbatical and then sort of never come back. Humans are really bad at predicting fut...
by mxlr650
Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:54 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: mxlr650's marathon journal
Replies: 49
Views: 14693

Re: mxlr650's marathon journal

DW and I switched to Republic Wireless (RW) as there were lots of positive reviews -- well, $10 definitely sounds attractive compared to $50+ per month. My experience with RW in the past 3 months has been the absolute worst and instead of a rant, here a list of what I have gone thru Soon after the s...
by mxlr650
Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:49 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: mxlr650's marathon journal
Replies: 49
Views: 14693

Re: mxlr650's marathon journal

steveo73 wrote:Hi - is this all you saved to retire ? If so that is badass.
that's what i saved as travel fund -- it is not badass ;)
I was already FI when I started the journal.
by mxlr650
Mon Sep 28, 2015 1:16 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: mxlr650's marathon journal
Replies: 49
Views: 14693

Re: mxlr650's marathon journal

We sold the house FSBO (no seller's agent), and it was a great experience; we got above asking price and did not have to pay seller's agent commission. We had been tracking market for a while and IMO netted top dollars! I will detail on our experience in a separate post. Posted my FSBO experience h...