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by wheatstate
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ERE Experiment - Vagabonding On A Shoestring Budget
Replies: 662
Views: 106101

Re: ERE Experiment - Vagabonding On A Shoestring Budget

Another vote for Google Voice. My main number that I give out is there. Anyplace with wifi will act like you have your USA number. I like texting at a computer keyboard more than my phone. It is an awesome no monthly cost option. There could be a one time $20 porting fee. The catches are Google is g...
by wheatstate
Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Get Paid $10,000 to Move to Tulsa or Vermont
Replies: 15
Views: 1797

Re: Get Paid $10,000 to Move to Tulsa or Vermont

https://www.wibw.com/content/news/Choose-Topeka-program-joked-about-on-The-Late-Show-with-Stephen-Colbert-566302531.html Stephen Colbert picked up the Topeka bit and threw a joke about this program creating an intentional community, "because the only people there now, ran out of gas, while trying t...
by wheatstate
Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Exercise/Fitness Log
Replies: 433
Views: 109261

Re: Exercise/Fitness Log

JennyPenny, I would confirm bike fit and try a couple saddles. Saddles have come a long way since the 80's when your bike was produced. We now have gender specific options. If you can connect with local female riders, you can get expert saddle opinions. Bell Helmets and Trek Bikes are sponsoring loc...
by wheatstate
Fri May 24, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Concierge or Cash Only Medicine
Replies: 6
Views: 2059

Re: Concierge or Cash Only Medicine

Direct Primary Care (DPC) is frequently used as a low cost version of concierge treatment. These are family doctors that don't take insurance to minimize overhead, will help with small issues and help navigate paying cash on the big issues. Subscription is similar to a gym membership and costs $50-1...
by wheatstate
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ERE Experiment - Vagabonding On A Shoestring Budget
Replies: 662
Views: 106101

Re: 65 Days To ERE - Backpacking, Thru-Hiking, Van-Living & Shenanigans!

From your apology on your job choice and summer plans... Congrats on an awesome journey. You are doing a great job laying out options and coming up with a winning plan. I think your FMLA plan is great to supporting your grandparents, traveling with GF and creating space for you, while also vesting f...
by wheatstate
Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: m741's ERE Journal
Replies: 675
Views: 137266

Re: m741's ERE Journal

m741, it looks like you have a great club in the Seattle area. In the midwest, we run events in the forest in the winter when vegetation and insects are reduced. Then in the summer, we have events in urban, mowed parks. I don't know what the Seattle orienteering season's are. You do have good events...
by wheatstate
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: m741's ERE Journal
Replies: 675
Views: 137266

Re: m741's ERE Journal

Congrats on a great year. You did great quantifying your goals and performance. I am catching up on your journal from above and saw your mention of orienteering. I agree that orienteering is great. Orienteering is traveling by foot to find controls/flags placed out using a detailed topographical map...
by wheatstate
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Lending a girlfriend money
Replies: 84
Views: 7358

Re: Lending a girlfriend money

The answer is put this thread behind a paywall.
$1 to read. $10 to post.
This cat is getting the best medical treatment money can buy on Monday!
Thanks for TGIF reading.
by wheatstate
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: C40's Journal
Replies: 1074
Views: 245988

Re: C40's Journal

C40 sounds like some neat business ideas. Thanks, Bryan, for sharing the van kit article. That looks like an intriguing business. I would be curious how a van conversion business numbers would look. The #vanlife hashtag people generally seem to be pretty thrifty with limited resources to spend. Woul...
by wheatstate
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Transportation Questions
Topic: Please help me to choose a bike
Replies: 44
Views: 6726

Re: Please help me to choose a bike

All this advice is good. If it seems like too many details, I would connect with local cyclists. It is easier to give advice when someone is shopping for a bike, than after that person bought a less than ideal bike. See if there is a beginner ride or a woman's ride. Show up, see bikes, ask questions...
by wheatstate
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Foreclosures
Replies: 16
Views: 6257

Re: Foreclosures

There are definitely opportunities to buy houses at less than move in retail. Regular real estate auctions can be good. The terms can be 10% non-refundable deposit at the auction and close in 30 days. No mechanical inspection clauses. as-is condition. I went to my first sheriff's auction a couple we...
by wheatstate
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: I still have a dumb phone...considering a smart phone!
Replies: 53
Views: 6301

Re: I still have a dumb phone...considering a smart phone!

Lots of good advice here. Mobile Virtual Network Operators(MVNO) are the prepay companies that drove down costs. They all operate on the big networks. Ting = Sprint network, CDMA network Airvoice = At&t network, GSM network Mint = T-Mobile network, GSM network Pageplus = Verizon network, CDMA networ...
by wheatstate
Fri May 11, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Sell or keep rental house?
Replies: 18
Views: 1812

Re: Sell or keep rental house?

As RiggerJack was saying, selling to a tenant can be ideal. No vacancy, minimal repairs/updates, minimal/none real estate costs. Mentioning a price and a timeline has always been a good discussion with my tenants. Some jumped and some didn't. The conversation always helped me understand my options. ...
by wheatstate
Thu May 10, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: The Hustle's nice article on FIRE
Replies: 7
Views: 1934

Re: The Hustle's nice article on FIRE

Thanks for some fun responses. JP: Good point about The Hustle's article being high-income base. That is certainly the target audience of the newsletter and I would imagine the authors. There are the stories about the financially smart librarians, cafeteria workers that save millions and give to the...
by wheatstate
Sun May 06, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: The Hustle's nice article on FIRE
Replies: 7
Views: 1934

The Hustle's nice article on FIRE

The Hustle is a daily email newsletter targeted at digital startups and does a nice job covering business news.
I enjoyed seeing this weekend's piece on FIRE that aligns with ERE.

https://thehustle.co/how-to-retire-early
by wheatstate
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: C40's Journal
Replies: 1074
Views: 245988

Re: C40's Journal

Great pics. Fun travels. Thanks for sharing. I will be curious how you like Wichita, the people you meet and your review of outdoor opportunities. The lakes are great. Cheney is about 40 minutes west with a cool sailing club, http://www.ninnescah.org/ There is a fun group of kiteboarders there as we...
by wheatstate
Sat Dec 30, 2017 2:24 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Spent $60 on an in-person date. Fuck that
Replies: 108
Views: 10143

Re: Spent $60 on an in-person date. Fuck that

An alternative, cheap, cold weather date is art gallery or free museum. You talk about the art, pick favorites, while answering the usual first date questions in a pleasant, public, sophisticated place. If date goes well; you get coffee, beer or food after. If the date is late, you stroll the art wh...
by wheatstate
Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: Best of the ERE Forum 2017
Replies: 38
Views: 8776

Re: Best of the ERE Forum 2017

"Something from nothing" by Ego has been good.
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=7474&start=225

And I will second 7w5 comment, cheers to a great forum. Thanks.
by wheatstate
Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Any ERE doctors out there?
Replies: 7
Views: 1187

Re: Any ERE doctors out there?

I am not a doctor. I have interacted with some doctors that use the Direct Primary Care (DPC) model for their practice, and am a member at a local DPC. This is a gym membership model that focuses on patient care and helping the patient navigate the medical world with a high-deductible plan. Most DPC...
by wheatstate
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Something From Nothing Log
Replies: 517
Views: 102881

Re: Something From Nothing Log

That Sannino looks great. Well done. What is neat about Campagnolo, as a company, is that all the parts are rebuildable. Many of the other bike companies make disposable parts that can't be serviced, or you can't buy smaller parts. If the Sannino is for personal riding, and the shifting is less than...