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by DutchGirl
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: DutchGirl's journal
Replies: 541
Views: 124368

Re: DutchGirl's journal

Regarding work - I think people reflexively will argue back, even if they agree with you! I think someone with better social skills than I ...and I. I'm also not the best in that regard. But yeah, learning... In this case, I think there was very little else I think I could have done, except keeping...
by DutchGirl
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: DutchGirl's journal
Replies: 541
Views: 124368

Re: DutchGirl's journal

My boyfriend has reached his FI-number! He was happy to know that. He is self-employed, and his plans are to finish the current project that he's working on, and to then take a longer break between projects. Also, he now has a new number that is higher - so he's going to work towards being some kind...
by DutchGirl
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Rube's journal
Replies: 292
Views: 70082

Re: Rube's journal

I also think your situation is pretty solid, Rube. But yeah, you personally have to feel that, too. Being anxious for two decades straight would not be the most fun use of your time. But you still have time to get more used to the idea, so that's good. Currently you can still suffer from the One Mor...
by DutchGirl
Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:43 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: reepicheep's journal
Replies: 109
Views: 16395

Re: reepicheep's journal

reepicheep wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:16 pm
Bookkeeping: Clusterfuck.
Ouch. Given how the complete place is run, I guess this was to be expected. Hopefully you still feel you get paid for all the work you do. (If you need to work more hours on this, will they also pay more?).

Good luck...
by DutchGirl
Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Rube's journal
Replies: 292
Views: 70082

Re: Rube's journal

Good luck, and good health, Rube! One day at the time. And hopefully your last work day of 2019 went okay and is now over, and you will have enough strength to help with packing the moving boxes etc. Just let it be a bit more chaotic than it would have been if you hadn't been sick and in such a rush...
by DutchGirl
Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: reepicheep's journal
Replies: 109
Views: 16395

Re: reepicheep's journal

This Week on As The Quinoa Boils Meetup Agenda Item: How does the community feel about wif-fi free sanctuary spaces? Background: EMF is super dangerous and is fucking with our sleep. (...) My personal take: I bought a hotspot because campus wi-fi was too unreliable for all the porn I want to watch....
by DutchGirl
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: DutchGirl's journal
Replies: 541
Views: 124368

Re: DutchGirl's journal

The political task at work (it's called a works council apparently) sometimes really sucks. I had a meeting with the big boss two days ago. I made a remark to her about a very very short and badly-worded "evaluation" that her team produced for the works council to read. My boss said I wasn't giving ...
by DutchGirl
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Rube's journal
Replies: 292
Views: 70082

Re: Rube's journal

How have you been this week? How many more working days until the end of 2019?
by DutchGirl
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Rube's journal
Replies: 292
Views: 70082

Re: Rube's journal

225 days = 161 work days (Mo-Fri) target The offer on our house was withdrawn (...) We had the same thing happen to us. It took over a month to find a second potential buyer, but in the end that buyer was better (also in their communication with us now that we've sold the house and sometimes a tiny...
by DutchGirl
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: DutchGirl's journal
Replies: 541
Views: 124368

Re: DutchGirl's journal

Six more months before I'll reduce my hours, a holiday next week and a 3-week-holiday in March (so actually something like 3 more months with normal hours, then an almost-monthlong holiday, then 1 more month with normal hours, and then the reduction in hours ... I should be able to do that). Ten mor...
by DutchGirl
Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: FI and still putting up with BS job
Replies: 78
Views: 14448

Re: FI and still putting up with BS job

How have you been?
by DutchGirl
Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Halfmoon's journal
Replies: 554
Views: 86626

Re: Halfmoon's journal

Looking forward to more parts of your story, Halfmoon.

My guy has inherited the hoarder gene from his parents. It sucks sometimes. Good luck with that...
by DutchGirl
Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Rube's journal
Replies: 292
Views: 70082

Re: Rube's journal

wolf wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:10 am
wealth-tax in Netherlands 😮 That has quite some impact on SWR
There's no capital gains tax, though. And no tax on dividend income. So that does balance it out a bit.

The proposal for 2022 so far is just a proposal. There are general elections at the beginning of 2021, too.
by DutchGirl
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Halfmoon's journal
Replies: 554
Views: 86626

Re: Halfmoon's journal

Welcome back. I also want to read lots more. :) And yes, the automatic logouts are annoying. If you use the Full editor & Preview button, you can save the draft as you go. But yeah, even then you might find that you forgot to hit the "save draft" button... :shock: (NB I was a tutor for a student rec...
by DutchGirl
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: DutchGirl's journal
Replies: 541
Views: 124368

Re: DutchGirl's journal

I'm doing terrible so far for 2019. Until Sept 30: income 34,500 euros , invested/saved 12,200 euros including mortgage equity - for a savings rate of 35% To be fair, two things: 1. Over 3000 euros of my expenses went to maintaining/repairing our house. Now we have isolated windows, the plumber fixe...
by DutchGirl
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Rube's journal
Replies: 292
Views: 70082

Re: Rube's journal

That sucks, Rube. Yeah, I've seen it too. A colleague who was suffering from Parkinson's Disease (which probably affected her mentally as well) quit because she felt she couldn't do her work well anymore. And nobody from HR stopped her and said: "You shouldn't quit. You're disfunctioning, yes, but b...
by DutchGirl
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: MedSaver's Journal
Replies: 115
Views: 25079

Re: MedSaver's Journal

Hurray, you (and the markets) did it!

And I like to see those student loans go down; even though the interest rate isn't really high, so it's not a huge burden on your budget anyway. But I like to see it.
by DutchGirl
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Northern nomad
Replies: 6
Views: 1487

Re: Northern nomad

I see people in their 70s still living a full life with lots of activities, so I hope for you too that you'll have at least two more decades of active fun. Enjoy!
by DutchGirl
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Rube's journal
Replies: 292
Views: 70082

Re: Rube's journal

Great that you had a good holiday.

It sounds like you'll have a busy couple of weeks ahead of you, so: good luck!
by DutchGirl
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: MedSaver's Journal
Replies: 115
Views: 25079

Re: MedSaver's Journal

Well done on paying down the student loans!

Too bad the market didn't cooperate...