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by LiquidSapphire
Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Canada
Replies: 6
Views: 650

Re: Hello from Canada

welcome!
by LiquidSapphire
Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Just Gravy
Replies: 102
Views: 11140

Re: Just Gravy

Hi there :) I just wanted to chime in with... you wanna know why divorce is so expensive? ... ... ... cause it's worth it :) I suspect you will be just fine. Once you get out of a bad situation and release all the stress of a bad relationship, other problems often start to magically fix themselves t...
by LiquidSapphire
Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: LiquidSapphire's Journal
Replies: 279
Views: 54299

Re: LiquidSapphire's Journal

Hi everyone! It has been a while :) I am still mostly executing my 5-year plan. My job that I took about two years ago ended up being the worst of my possible expectations. It became a pretty toxic environment. Thankfully I started applying for new work in the spring and I was able to transition to ...
by LiquidSapphire
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: FI or bust; FBeyer.
Replies: 249
Views: 67381

Re: FI or bust; FBeyer.

I'm trying to participate more...yay! I've only read the last little bit but I'm glad you've mustered what it takes to put away suicidal thoughts and try again. I don't know what to call it. Motivation? Courage? It doesn't matter I guess. I'm very happy and glad you're coaching and getting into honi...
by LiquidSapphire
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: LiquidSapphire's Journal
Replies: 279
Views: 54299

Re: LiquidSapphire's Journal

Well I wouldn't say that I'm unhappy now but I do feel stressed that there isn't time for all the things I want to do or feel to be important and I'm finding that difficult. I'm squeezing and multi tasking as much as I can but I can only do that so much and then I find myself burning 3 hours on a da...
by LiquidSapphire
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: LiquidSapphire's Journal
Replies: 279
Views: 54299

Re: LiquidSapphire's Journal

It always makes me so happy when I hear my journal helps someone or resonates with someone. Makes me want to write more, be here more. I'm like a flower and the engagement is like the sun. I appreciate it always and every single time. I need to read the journals of the people who comment. It's on my...
by LiquidSapphire
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: LiquidSapphire's Journal
Replies: 279
Views: 54299

Re: LiquidSapphire's Journal

Thanks latearly :D I'd love to read your journal if you ever start it. :) Spending so far November: $~2500 December: $ ~2800 January: ~2200 --> kind of a normal month I guess? No big excuses I'm going through a bunch of drama and shit in my relationship which I think is a surprise to no one given my...
by LiquidSapphire
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: LiquidSapphire's Journal
Replies: 279
Views: 54299

Re: LiquidSapphire's Journal

Thanks! Just keep your contacts - and have marketable skills. :) and you will be ok :)
by LiquidSapphire
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Greetings from Denver
Replies: 11
Views: 2762

Re: Greetings from Denver

Welcome, I'm from Denver as well. Agree with your assessment. I'd definitely plan a long vacation to whatever place you're headed before you land there... I underestimated how much culture mattered to me when making this call of final resting place. Denver, to me, has phenomenal culture. Places like...
by LiquidSapphire
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: LiquidSapphire's Journal
Replies: 279
Views: 54299

Re: LiquidSapphire's Journal

October Goals I wrote: Financial 1) Pay off student loans and other minor debts (Should happen quickly) 2) Buy property, probably a condo, idk 3) Invest and Transition into more enjoyable work that promotes "Flow" and "Meaning" (this is sort of non-financial too) 4) Track my spen...
by LiquidSapphire
Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What's a reasonable range to spend on purchasing a car for a single ERE person?
Replies: 43
Views: 6949

Re: What's a reasonable range to spend on purchasing a car for a single ERE person?

I definitely would not exceed $8k and I would buy used. Beyond that it really depends on your skills and preferences. I went the cheap cheap route and spent $1200 on a car, but by the time it got put out of its misery I spent a ton on repairs and maintenance, I didn't really save all that much. I pr...
by LiquidSapphire
Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Eliminating Facebook from our lives?
Replies: 91
Views: 22459

Re: Eliminating Facebook from our lives?

I don't find Facebook too detrimental and use it fairly often. I plan a lot of social events with it and it's way easier to track RSVPs and invite a bunch of people at once using Facebook events. They get emails, response at their leisure. If I have a friend who is not on FB, they have to be close e...
by LiquidSapphire
Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Best places to fly to on the weekend? (assuming lodging = friends & flights = Frontier)
Replies: 25
Views: 3989

Re: Best places to fly to on the weekend? (assuming lodging = friends & flights = Frontier)

My n=1 advice... It's about climate and people. I could be happy in any number of cities and places, but the things that have actively killed cities for me have been climate (hello Pacific NW) and people (couldn't really find my 'tribe'). So if you're pretty left leaning, don't waste your time in th...
by LiquidSapphire
Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Minimalist survey
Replies: 57
Views: 15870

Re: Minimalist survey

I'm gonna say a comfortable 4, and I'd tow a Ford Fiesta behind it. I only say 4 because I recently bought a bed frame after just sleeping with a mattress on the floor for a couple years, and I'd like to keep it unless circumstances disallow. Stuff I actually care about and would lose sleep if I for...
by LiquidSapphire
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: LiquidSapphire's Journal
Replies: 279
Views: 54299

Re: LiquidSapphire's Journal

Thank you :) some old lady I am acquaintances with asked me if cutting out sugar and flour was really healthy and when I told her that yes, it was plenty healthy and, no, you don't need flour and sugar to be healthy, she was like "Okay I was just asking." Some other old lady was like, &quo...
by LiquidSapphire
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: LiquidSapphire's Journal
Replies: 279
Views: 54299

Re: LiquidSapphire's Journal

1) Paperwork processed! My work processed a $10000 student loan payment. I had to ask some people to expedite it because I have to pay taxes on it; better to do that this year than next. And they did! Yay! I know some of you think one should pay off all debts no matter what ASAP, but here is an exam...
by LiquidSapphire
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Playing Life on Easy Mode
Replies: 36
Views: 8973

Re: Playing Life on Easy Mode

Here is the link to the MIT course! https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/athletics-physical-education-and-recreation/pe-550-designing-your-life-spring-2009/index.htm I think the documents I refer to and others are here: https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/athletics-physical-education-and-recreation/pe-550-designing-...
by LiquidSapphire
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: What Do You Eat for Weight Loss?
Replies: 326
Views: 69389

Re: What Do You Eat for Weight Loss?

These 5 habits are statistically proven for good health: 1) Don't drink, but if you do, limit your intake. 2) Don't smoke. If you do, stop. 3) Weigh a normal weight. This means a normal BMI for 99% of people unless you're really heavily muscle bound. FYI, most people think they have more muscle than...
by LiquidSapphire
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Playing Life on Easy Mode
Replies: 36
Views: 8973

Re: Playing Life on Easy Mode

Keys for me so far have been: 1) Spend less than you earn (preaching to the choir here), avoid lifestyle inflation as much as you can. 2) Don't shy away from hard work/unpleasantness, even if the reward is far away. Maybe even ESPECIALLY if it's far away, because those rewards tend to be really amaz...
by LiquidSapphire
Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: LiquidSapphire's Journal
Replies: 279
Views: 54299

Re: LiquidSapphire's Journal

1) Paperwork in process. Government giving YOU money never happens quickly. Paid off my 0% credit card and funded my Roth and HSA for 2018. Hoarding cash so in January I will fund the Roth and HSA for 2019 and then I'll pay the IRS and my dad. 2) I realized a couple things. First, that I have not ac...