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by white belt
Sun Oct 24, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Quebec City: the perfect lean-FIRE location?
Replies: 33
Views: 1377

Re: Quebec City: the perfect lean-FIRE location?

chenda wrote:
Sun Oct 24, 2021 3:22 pm
A bit off topic but should house owners deduct market rent from JAFI for a consumption comparison ? I understand half of JAFI was spent on rent, and a freehold owner could consume more and still only spend $9260.
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by white belt
Sun Oct 24, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Quebec City: the perfect lean-FIRE location?
Replies: 33
Views: 1377

Re: Quebec City: the perfect lean-FIRE location?

It sounds like Quebec City is a good fit for you thus far. However, you asked why more people haven't tried moving there and everyone in this thread has responded with reasons to include the following: -cold weather -possible nativism (this tends to get much worse in times of instability/crisis and ...
by white belt
Sat Oct 23, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Quebec City: the perfect lean-FIRE location?
Replies: 33
Views: 1377

Re: Quebec City: the perfect lean-FIRE location?

I'd be surprised if that's anywhere official policy but I can see the advantages. Countries with a women > men ratio probably have many advantages over the reverse. Every year for at least the past 20 years, Canada has allowed more women than men to immigrate: https://www.statista.com/statistics/44...
by white belt
Sat Oct 23, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Quebec City: the perfect lean-FIRE location?
Replies: 33
Views: 1377

Re: Quebec City: the perfect lean-FIRE location?

6. The second-cheapest city is Quebec City. You can rent an all-included one-bedroom apartment for just $595 CAD ($481 USD) - everyone in Quebec moves simultaneously on July 1 (a fun local tradition), so I'm not sure if the leftover apartment I got in September was average or if I'm actually overpa...
by white belt
Sat Oct 23, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Quebec City: the perfect lean-FIRE location?
Replies: 33
Views: 1377

Re: Quebec City: the perfect lean-FIRE location?

So, achieving the PR status is easy, once you actually get here. I moved here on a work transfer - make sure to research your options. Fair warning, Canada discriminates based on age, but if you have the right skills and/or work experience, I think you'll be able to get in. Once you get your PR, ma...
by white belt
Thu Oct 21, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: How many of you are low energy?
Replies: 56
Views: 3133

Re: How many of you are low energy?

Getting better at technical stuff (mostly, mastering the hyped tech of the era) is a self-serving goal for me, because it will lead to more money. It's motivating, I can get behind that. [...] Similar here. A full-time job in software means basically I have almost no life. Beyond basic maintenance ...
by white belt
Mon Oct 18, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: ERE Wheaton Map project: Green origin
Replies: 20
Views: 1360

Re: ERE Wheaton Map project: Green origin

I’d love to hear examples/timelines of those that started at Green. I thought Greenfield might be one, but after reading this I’m not so sure: https://www.robgreenfield.org/timeline/ Edit: Maybe here is where a transition occurs: 11/2011 Started to get into sustainability and began to pay attention ...
by white belt
Mon Oct 18, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: What I Spend
Replies: 456
Views: 101040

Re: What I Spend

As a consumer - I observe part time opportunities for a SME come from helping others do the thing. It starts with free stuff - participating in user groups, giving local talks, volunteering for professional groups. That chains into helping with or running paid regional trainings. I have a PMP cert....
by white belt
Mon Oct 18, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Method to minimize yard work
Replies: 45
Views: 10131

Re: Method to minimize yard work

@Sclass Has the CA power grid had any issues with handling the new load of electrification for vehicles, housing, lawn equipment, etc? I imagine the wildfires have also increased demand for air conditioners and air filtration units, which also suck up a lot of power. I’m curious to see how this play...
by white belt
Mon Oct 18, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Giskard's Journal - slingin code to reach FI
Replies: 144
Views: 34093

Re: Giskard's Journal - slingin code to reach FI

The USA also has the highest incarceration rate in the world in part because it has waged a “War on Drugs” for decades, which really is just a code for “war on those with lower socioeconomic status” (e.g. take a look at the discrepancy in penalties for crack vs cocaine that existed for many years). ...
by white belt
Sun Oct 17, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 989
Views: 123134

Re: The Education of Axel Heyst

So, I don't know, maybe I've talked myself into a corner. I was trying to arrive at arguing for an aim of making ERE more welcoming to that kind of person... but maybe that kind of person has to go through the same kind of crucible I did before they'll touch ERE with a ten-foot stick. And I don't k...
by white belt
Sun Oct 17, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 989
Views: 123134

Re: The Education of Axel Heyst

But to someone whose sense of positive impact in the world is constructed via the work they're doing, then their sense of impact-meaning comes from their deep green/sustainability focused *job*, meaning that the impact-carrot of lifestyle change is much less enticing. For instance, in my career I w...
by white belt
Sat Oct 16, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: DIY Dishwasher Detergent?
Replies: 8
Views: 570

Re: DIY Dishwasher Detergent?

A market/consumer solution might be something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Ace-Teah-Drying-Utensil-Holder/dp/B07TKL6NW2?th=1 I did end up getting one of those drying racks from Amazon at a 50% discount and after using it for a few weeks, I can confirm that it has greatly reduced friction when ...
by white belt
Thu Oct 14, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Bitcoin on the rise
Replies: 529
Views: 110385

Re: Bitcoin on the rise

Before you bash Bitcoin, try interacting with it on a cold wallet. It is digitized trust. I thought about 1-5%, getting a cold wallet changed that for me. The first time you can own property without dependence on any third party that cannot be seized without consent, even if they kill you. That is ...
by white belt
Tue Oct 12, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 989
Views: 123134

Re: The Education of Axel Heyst

I seriously don't know how J on J relationships even work. Must be like porcupines mating. Well it’s possible you just select for particularly disagreeable or obtuse J’s. Or it’s because they are retired bossy people with too much time on their hands. Or in your mating market that behavior is well ...
by white belt
Mon Oct 11, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: White Belt's Military Journey to FI
Replies: 197
Views: 33080

Re: White Belt's Military Journey to FI

@Dave Thanks for the well wishes. This is very early stages, but I have dated her off and on for the past year, so it's not like we are starting from scratch. She is one of the most compatible people I've ever dated, although we do still have different traits that complement each other (e.g. I think...
by white belt
Sun Oct 10, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: How many of you are low energy?
Replies: 56
Views: 3133

Re: How many of you are low energy?

I think my last ten years I've been oscillating between SE contract work and these exploratory breaks (6 months long on average). The last one (this summer) was different though - it's as if the well of curiosity is finally running dry, and I have spent most time just reading and playing games. It'...
by white belt
Sun Oct 10, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: How many of you are low energy?
Replies: 56
Views: 3133

Re: How many of you are low energy?

It's complicated I guess. I would really love to be just some middle of the pack guy and do some chill out work, but unfortunately there's way less money in that. That would in consequence mean having to work many more years till FIRE and it seems just pointless when I have an option not to. So, fo...