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by wheatstate
Sat May 02, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Income sources other than ‘normal jobs’
Replies: 38
Views: 5860

Re: Income sources other than ‘normal jobs’

Adding to the construction side: Building your personal residence then sell 2 years later for 100% tax-free gains. Repeat. My dentist had a patient that did this. Dentist asked, "How long will you do this?" Patient, "Till I find a better way to make tax-free income." This could be done with either f...
by wheatstate
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: COVID + Residential Real Estate?
Replies: 70
Views: 8558

Re: COVID + Residential Real Estate?

That sounds like a good visit to Wichita and a great way to test the market. I would probably do the same with Topeka. With the wind on the bike, We climb mtns of wind and then enjoy the tailwind home. I like Topeka. Good mtb, road and gravel options. Pro bike racer, Steve Tilford lived there and bu...
by wheatstate
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: COVID + Residential Real Estate?
Replies: 70
Views: 8558

Re: COVID + Residential Real Estate?

Lots of interesting thoughts. I agree, Katy trail is totally awesome and a great resource. The Rock Island spur just connected Katy trail to KC. Kansas is doing some rail to trails with Prairie Spirit Trail and Flint Hills trail. Riding the Katy trail shows how a rail trail develops. Now, the Katy i...
by wheatstate
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3450
Views: 339058

Re: COVID-19

George, I appreciate you posting the Oregon numbers. I have family in two of Oregon counties. The data helps me understand what is going on 1/2 way across the country. Thanks.
by wheatstate
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: What type of bike to get? How much should I spend?
Replies: 9
Views: 2929

Re: What type of bike to get? How much should I spend?

Connect with the local bike club. Go to a ride meet local people. See their bikes and ask what they started riding. See if you there is a bike co-op in your area. These groups collect bikes, fix them then sell or donate to community. This is a great place to test and understand different bikes. A po...
by wheatstate
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ERE Year 2 - Choose Your Own Adventure - Homeless and Confused Edition
Replies: 835
Views: 175215

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: 4230

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: 486
Views: 141908

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: 2465

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 Year 2 - Choose Your Own Adventure - Homeless and Confused Edition
Replies: 835
Views: 175215

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: 661
Views: 159914

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: 661
Views: 159914

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: 82
Views: 9307

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: 1088
Views: 287581

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: 46
Views: 9091

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: 6875

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: 7745

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: 16
Views: 2339

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: 2244

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: 2244

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