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by Beaudacious
Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:38 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Howdy!
Replies: 23
Views: 4387

Re: Howdy!

Wow... it's been a while since I've been on the forums, but I figured I'd give an update as I'm approaching the milestone of 30. So let's speed through 4 years in a post. When I last posted, I lived outside of Tokyo soaking up the culture while saving as much as I could to prepare my eventual life b...
by Beaudacious
Sun Aug 16, 2015 9:12 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Experiencing the compounding effect of questioning everything and consistent self-development?
Replies: 17
Views: 2954

Re: Experiencing the compounding effect of questioning everything and consistent self-development?

Have to agree with GandK. High school reunion time has come for me, and I've caught myself a couple times comparing "how much better I'm doing" to "my peers". I don't want to be that guy who has to validate my choices by showing how "superior" they are. See the worst of...
by Beaudacious
Sat Jan 24, 2015 6:27 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Most frugal things I ever did ... and my extravagances
Replies: 9
Views: 3960

Re: Most frugal things I ever did ... and my extravagances

I'll just stick with this year...

Frugal:
Split the costs of a self-defense video course (36 hours) and now practice with 8 people.

Extravagance:
Flying my wife out to Japan to see me and traveling to hang out with snow monkeys ($2.5k).
by Beaudacious
Sun Jan 18, 2015 7:24 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: How to turn down invitations to go out
Replies: 21
Views: 6913

Re: How to turn down invitations to go out

There are two approaches I take when in situations like these (special occasion outings): 1) Bite the bullet and go since this is truly a rare occasion. Plan for and include it in Misc. Expenses. 2) Politely decline, but offer separate plans with close person that doesn't involve the price tag. Ther...
by Beaudacious
Fri Sep 26, 2014 6:05 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Personal Bests in the 5 minute push-up challenge
Replies: 2
Views: 1425

Re: Personal Bests in the 5 minute push-up challenge

As someone who tests twice a year for push-ups and maxes out scores (consistently 84+ in 2 min with good form) here are my tips: Most people think push-ups are a chest exercise. When arms/elbows are drawn in towards the body, it's predominantly shoulder and tricep dominated. So exercises that hit th...
by Beaudacious
Sat Aug 10, 2013 11:54 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Bogleheads are mind-boggling sometimes.
Replies: 66
Views: 22383

Re: Bogleheads are mind-boggling sometimes.

@JeanPaul - Bogleheads are people too? I thought they automated their lives as well... Robots I say! And actually I'm quite sure that Bogleheads are considerably more likely than the general population to be ERErs, since they already start with a base of high saving and thoughtfulness about retireme...
by Beaudacious
Sat Aug 10, 2013 5:51 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Distance Relationship - where is normally the problem?
Replies: 9
Views: 2312

Re: Distance Relationship - where is normally the problem?

I assume that different people have different needs of contact with their partners, is it normal that mine is so "low"? There is no normal. Relationships are personal and can be construed in a variety of ways. The important thing for a relationship to survive is to make sure needs are fil...
by Beaudacious
Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:48 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Bogleheads are mind-boggling sometimes.
Replies: 66
Views: 22383

Re: Bogleheads are mind-boggling sometimes.

One of my issues is that many people have lost touch with how adaptable they can be. Though I don't follow Boglehead philosophy to a tee, much of their basics are similar to ERE. Below your means, keep investing costs low to maximize gains, plan properly and stick through it. @jennypenny and I see e...
by Beaudacious
Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:41 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Five years... Wait, how long??
Replies: 41
Views: 6221

Re: Five years... Wait, how long??

I'm at a weird middle point right now. I hit a milestone of having enough to cover current monthly expenses with a 4% withdrawal rate right at my 4 year anniversary of joining the service. It's not really fair though since I have no low/no expenses in terms of housing and utilities due to living in ...
by Beaudacious
Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:06 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Any tips on how to stay engaged at work?
Replies: 15
Views: 3748

Re: Any tips on how to stay engaged at work?

Sometimes (edit: most of) my work can get tedious and repetitive. I handle it by being really choosy on when I apply focus to my work. If it's not critical of my attention, I don't bother. On the off times, I dive into things that interest me that also seem productive to my boss (obviously with some...
by Beaudacious
Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:23 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Bogleheads are mind-boggling sometimes.
Replies: 66
Views: 22383

Bogleheads are mind-boggling sometimes.

http://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=120940&newpost=1771064 Just wanted to share this head-scratcher of a post from those Boglers. $1.7 mil accrued at age 36 (SO 37) looking to pull the plug on their careers in the near future. I guess others are worried about Social Security...
by Beaudacious
Sun Jul 28, 2013 2:08 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: How has your net worth changed since finding this site?
Replies: 22
Views: 4989

Re: How has your net worth changed since finding this site?

On the forum for about 3 years. Started reading the blog about 4 years ago. My net worth changed by being present.
by Beaudacious
Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:57 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: local baseball team gouges their fans horribly.
Replies: 21
Views: 4142

Re: local baseball team gouges their fans horribly.

Absolutely, humans have interests that conflict with being perfectly productive and enlightened. Organized sports happens to be a wildly popular example. Does that popularity somehow place it beyond criticism? Large as they are, do those flaws become unmentionable because people have liked it for g...
by Beaudacious
Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: local baseball team gouges their fans horribly.
Replies: 21
Views: 4142

Re: local baseball team gouges their fans horribly.

Former Houstonian... It saddens me about the (dis)Astros. The team (well... baseball in general) was one of the few things that helped me bond with my father. Much of the crowd here are proud INTJs, so I assume selling the appeal of being a spectator would be fruitless. I will say though, that some ...
by Beaudacious
Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:58 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: individual vs. system
Replies: 72
Views: 12560

Re: individual vs. system

The idea that a mix of both is the reality isn't a new one. We could argue ad infinitum about how politicians get it wrong, but really when they're putting out a broad idea to a broad audience, they're going to dumb it down and focus on extremes. When you're appealing for votes, that's the nature of...
by Beaudacious
Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:38 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Contribute to society? Lazy?
Replies: 13
Views: 2314

<t>You don't feed the trolls. You don't have to defend yourself. Just let it go. Provide your perspective to the individual and stand your ground by ignoring the outside noise.<br/> People discredit things that challenge their current lifestyle. Anonymity of the Internet makes it easy to spit vile b...
by Beaudacious
Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:22 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Howdy!
Replies: 23
Views: 4387

<t>I've only been here for a month, so I really can't make much of a statement on the recovery. Also, Fukushima prefecture is the area that was hit hardest, which is quite a distance north from where I live. <br/> Here is a news story on Japan two years after the disaster.<br/> The area that I am in...
by Beaudacious
Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:47 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Howdy!
Replies: 23
Views: 4387

<t>So a fellow forum member sent me a sweet message requesting an update, so I figured I would share my news with the forum at large. <br/> I wrapped up my time in the Middle East last month and am currently stationed in Japan for at least 2 years. I'm probably an hour train ride from Tokyo. This co...
by Beaudacious
Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:39 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Specific strategies for being a mediocre employee
Replies: 61
Views: 8649

<t>My focus at work is on what benefits myself and my immediate team. Usually that results in mediocre evals as my job becomes more political as you advance, but I define my success by taking care of my people and doing what's necessary as opposed to the frivolous stuff higher-ups "would like to see...
by Beaudacious
Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:50 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: what's your MAIN motivation for deciding to ERE?
Replies: 27
Views: 3689

Autonomy, having the ability to pursue a vocation that pays practically nothing, and enjoying more time with the missus.