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by ExpatERE
Tue Jun 25, 2013 12:27 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ExpatERE Journal
Replies: 104
Views: 6472

<r>Hey gang,<br/> Looks like the last time I made a post here was right about the time I started back to work. Don't think I have not continued to follow the teachings I have learned from this blog and the ERE philosophy in general, it continues to be a big part of my life. <br/> It has been a year ...
by ExpatERE
Sat May 18, 2013 2:54 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: sshawn's journal
Replies: 107
Views: 16590

sshawnn,
I have not contributed much around here lately, but I'm super happy to hear how much progress you guys have made!! Congratulations and keep up the great work!!

by ExpatERE
Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Dividend Income Investing
Replies: 25
Views: 3788

I agree with the others, very nice looking portfolio. I'm attempting to build something similar, although I don't know if I will ever reach the level of diversification you have here.
Currently looking at adding real estate to the mix. Any suggestions??

by ExpatERE
Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:54 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: LiquidSapphire's Journal
Replies: 289
Views: 41198

<r>Your job situation seems like an evil that will not die. Patience, though some demons die slowly, die they do <E>:-)</E><br/> From one INTJ to an ISTJ I offer this: relax. Drink your coffee black, gaze at the stars with the same wonder you did as a child, look longingly at a sunset and ask yourse...
by ExpatERE
Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:19 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ExpatERE Journal
Replies: 104
Views: 6472

<r>September Expenses<br/> Travel: 221.93<br/> <br/> Gas: 363.82<br/> <br/> Personal Care: 30.14<br/> <br/> Household:6.79<br/> <br/> Groceries: 140.15<br/> <br/> Gift: 2.48<br/> <br/> Books: 16.00<br/> <br/> Cell 63.64<br/> <br/> Eating Out: 247.57<br/> <br/> Misc. 13.69<br/> <br/> Vehicle Maint. 9...
by ExpatERE
Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:47 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 1558
Views: 280540

<t>Not much action in here. Don't blame you. Markets seem a little ahead of themselves. Good for the net worth, not so much for buying. I did pick up a few shares of INTC today for 24.17. These were for my IRA. If INTC continues to get beat down next week I may add a position to my taxable account.<...
by ExpatERE
Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:40 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ExpatERE Journal
Replies: 104
Views: 6472

<t>Thanks for the concern sshawnn. I'm a very cautious rider. Always wear my gear. <br/> She is a small bike, 2006 Suzuki Boulevard 650, but plenty for me. She had 4600 miles on her when I purchased it a few weeks back. I'm already noticing the difference in gas, 56mpg compared to the 16 mpg with my...
by ExpatERE
Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:35 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ExpatERE Journal
Replies: 104
Views: 6472

<r>August 2012<br/> Income: Zero <br/> Expenses: Ugly <E>:-(</E><br/> Eating Out: 423.81<br/> <br/> Groceries: 180.22<br/> <br/> Gas: 693.33!!!<br/> <br/> Entertainment: 154.00<br/> <br/> Travel: 191.79<br/> <br/> Education: 285.00<br/> <br/> Motorcycle: 2685.46 <E>:-)</E><br/> <br/> Cell: 61.67<br/...
by ExpatERE
Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:53 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ExpatERE Journal
Replies: 104
Views: 6472

<t>July Expenses<br/> <br/> Groceries: 234.85<br/> <br/> Gas: 403.74<br/> <br/> Cell Phone: 99<br/> <br/> Household: 37.64<br/> <br/> Camping: 253.59<br/> <br/> Eating out: 167.15<br/> <br/> Climbing gear: 58.14<br/> <br/> Gifts: 269.15<br/> <br/> Entertainment: 268.50<br/> <br/> Vehicle Ins: 437.00...
by ExpatERE
Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:11 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: LiquidSapphire's Journal
Replies: 289
Views: 41198

LS, I'm a little late but congrats on such liberating news! I know the job situation has been unbearable for you for awhile now. I'm happy to see you get a chance to make a change.
Wish you the best in the coming weeks.

by ExpatERE
Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:48 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ExpatERE Journal
Replies: 104
Views: 6472

<t>As DutchGirl pointed out the last expenses were for May. Here is the expenses for June:<br/> Personal Care: 7.00<br/> <br/> Cell Phone: 30.00<br/> <br/> Vehicle Maint. 57.82<br/> <br/> Clothes: 186.41<br/> <br/> Gifts: 290.87<br/> <br/> Entertainment: 378.33<br/> <br/> Laundry: 6.50<br/> <br/> Pa...
by ExpatERE
Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:47 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ExpatERE Journal
Replies: 104
Views: 6472

<t>Update<br/> I made it back to the U.S. on June 21st. It feels really good to be home. I was concerned I would have some regrets leaving such a good paying job, but so far I have not second guessed myself one time on my decision to come back. <br/> The last few weeks have been a vacation. I spent ...
by ExpatERE
Thu May 31, 2012 3:00 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: ERE, Empathy, Compassion and Self-Righteousness
Replies: 16
Views: 1311

<t>Having been the train wreck in the past I'm slightly more empathetic for people on the same path. Actually, I'm empathetic by nature. Combine that with the belief that people come to the error of their ways on their own, I see no reason to to be overly judgmental towards their behavior regardless...
by ExpatERE
Thu May 17, 2012 8:43 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ExpatERE Journal
Replies: 104
Views: 6472

George-- Thanks, I like that version as well
J-- Thanks for sharing this quote. I really like it. Is this from "The Improvement of The Understanding"?
And thank you for the well wishes, much appreciated.

by ExpatERE
Thu May 17, 2012 8:32 am
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Van Dwelling Isn't That Cheap
Replies: 44
Views: 25859

<r>Thanks guys for sharing your thoughts on this, it has helped clarify some things for me. After reading this thread yesterday I sat down and really thought hard about my options. With the cons of van living I'm leaning more towards what the guy at <URL url="http://www.simplify.net">www.simplify.ne...
by ExpatERE
Wed May 16, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Van Dwelling Isn't That Cheap
Replies: 44
Views: 25859

<r>Wow.... amazing what you can find with google. Searching for van living content and I end up back at my old hang out <E>:-)</E><br/> I like the opposing view points. I like this in all facets of my life. I tend to get overly optimistic on the ideas I become interested in. It's good to find balanc...
by ExpatERE
Wed May 16, 2012 1:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Wanderlust Instinctual?
Replies: 13
Views: 737

<r>I came across this article today while continuing my research into van living. <br/> <URL url="http://voices.yahoo.com/wanderlust-neverending-travel-1315273.html?cat=16"><LINK_TEXT text="http://voices.yahoo.com/wanderlust-neve ... tml?cat=16">http://voices.yahoo.com/wanderlust-neverending-travel-...
by ExpatERE
Wed May 16, 2012 10:24 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: bigato's journal
Replies: 420
Views: 61039

Sorry to hear this bigato :-( Keep your head up though.

by ExpatERE
Wed May 16, 2012 10:20 am
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: What is the cheapest form of housing?
Replies: 35
Views: 8184

<r>It's probably not your thing, but this site has really captured my attention lately:<br/> <URL url="http://cheaprvliving.com/">http://cheaprvliving.com/</URL><br/> I'm thikning of the van option myself. Even though the van option is new, I've been following this guy for over a year and it's proba...
by ExpatERE
Wed May 16, 2012 6:57 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ExpatERE Journal
Replies: 104
Views: 6472

<r>Wow. Thanks guys for the wonderful responses. Much appreciated.<br/> Jenny-- you hit the nail on the head. My internal goals are much more meaningful to me these days than the external ones. This is a realignment of values at the same time I transition to different living situation. Since I'm sta...