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by aquadump
Sat Sep 17, 2011 6:31 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Rushkoff video interview on jobs, value creation, and currency
Replies: 0
Views: 443

<r>There are some common themes between ERE and this interview.<br/> <URL url="http://www.rushkoff.com/blog/2011/9/16/wall-st-journal-video-does-america-really-need-more-jobs.html"><LINK_TEXT text="http://www.rushkoff.com/blog/2011/9/16/ ... -jobs.html">http://www.rushkoff.com/blog/2011/9/16/wall-st...
by aquadump
Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:04 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: rePete's Journal
Replies: 55
Views: 6089

<r>September 2011 Numbers<br/> <br/> <br/> This month had some gifts, traveling, and an unexpected health care expense. I expect to see the trend in the graph rise in the cooler months which I think translates to less spending, for me.<br/> I am inadvertently posting this on my 5th anniversary of be...
by aquadump
Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:19 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Funny article at GRS about winning the lottery
Replies: 2
Views: 510

It does make me wonder how many lottery winners would pursue financial advice like they did.

by aquadump
Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:24 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Rolled Oats
Replies: 21
Views: 2185

<t>Spiced with hot sauce, rolled oats with black beans and some random vegetables works into one of my batch lunches, for the week.<br/> Like Georges, I experimented with oats and found I like them salty and spicey just as much as sweet.<br/> I like the tea idea, maybe I'll try that in the future.<b...
by aquadump
Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Choosing extraversion?
Replies: 19
Views: 2779

Maus, very interesting as I feel I can relate to that. Age 10 and 30 seem significantly "I" compared to 20 which was an "E."

by aquadump
Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:07 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Choosing extraversion?
Replies: 19
Views: 2779

<t>The caution I give you is that not all social interactions are equal. I have consistently tested extroverted over the past decade. If I recall correctly, an extrovert can gain energy from interactions with people. <br/> I enjoy conversations and interactions that provide stimulus much more that w...
by aquadump
Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:06 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: rePete's Journal
Replies: 55
Views: 6089

<t>July 2011 Numbers<br/> <br/> <br/> This month I opened up a Vanguard account and started slowly into index funds. My main drive for this was from reading A Random Walk Down Wall Street. I’m not sure that I’ll only buy index funds, but it seems like a good place to start for me.<br/> My savings no...
by aquadump
Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:06 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: rePete's Journal
Replies: 55
Views: 6089

rjack, my apologies. I saw this but forgot to respond. Hopefully it's fixed this month.

by aquadump
Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:27 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: your good and bad purchases
Replies: 39
Views: 4814

<t>Good:<br/> <br/> My 5 x $6 16oz Nalgene containers. This are liquid tight and perfect for making a week's worth of lunches and carrying them to work without a concern of a spilling mishap.<br/> My $75 used propane grill. Ready right away and I've met many neighbors from grilling.<br/> $30 running...
by aquadump
Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:01 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Arm&Hammer Washing Soda
Replies: 7
Views: 1480

The only place I see it is in hardware stores.

by aquadump
Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:27 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: When did you decide to ERE?
Replies: 26
Views: 3146

<t>I read RDPD in high school which I think seeded some ideas, even though I didn't understand all of it. I went through college avoiding debt because I knew it was bad, but without the quantitative understanding. <br/> I was interested in ER since my second year of work. In the third year of work I...
by aquadump
Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:14 am
Forum: Transportation Questions
Topic: Late To Work
Replies: 25
Views: 3080

<t>DG,<br/> I went from car-free to beater car because I went from 6 miles to 14 miles to work and also on a bus line to realistically no public transit option. Also when I got the job offer, I was 2 months in on a 12 month lease. So it seemed all together that beater car was the best option for me....
by aquadump
Wed Jul 13, 2011 1:51 am
Forum: Transportation Questions
Topic: Late To Work
Replies: 25
Views: 3080

<t>I went from car-free to beater car recently. I don't mind the beater car. I bought a Haynes manual and have been teaching myself some basics. I don't find it as expensive as I was expecting (about $75 to $125 per month).<br/> It's nice knowing that I don't need it in ERE, but it's convenient for ...
by aquadump
Thu Jul 07, 2011 3:28 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What HOBBIES? (cheap or money-making)
Replies: 56
Views: 9399

I'm in 2 local running clubs. Instead of racing, I go to group workouts. I think that's all that the running racing scene is functionally providing for the majority of runners, for "the experience."
Another free activity I do is a book club at my library.

by aquadump
Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:42 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: rePete's Journal
Replies: 55
Views: 6089

July 2011 Numbers


Nothing too eventful for me this month. Just plugging along :-)

by aquadump
Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:41 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: rePete's Journal
Replies: 55
Views: 6089

Maus, Actually, the budget framework is so ingrained to me now that it was "normal" thinking for me!

by aquadump
Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:53 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: What's your ERE goal amount?
Replies: 84
Views: 6675

<t>Goal 1: 150k (25X of my historical expense low)<br/> <br/> Goal 2: 225k (25X of my current capable minimum)<br/> <br/> Goal 3: 400k (33X of "feeling rich" budget)<br/> Currently, I view the capital as a security as something to fall back on and allow me to take larger career risks or possibly vol...
by aquadump
Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:54 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: ERE ways to reward oneself
Replies: 35
Views: 2824

<t>The concept that I picked up from this post: Do free activities lead to ERE or does ERE lead one to cheap activities?<br/> I think it could be a measurement to how ERE someone is. High commitment to no change in "the way," and low commitment (ERE as an end) being "still got $X to blow in this mon...
by aquadump
Sat Jun 18, 2011 4:45 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: ERE ways to reward oneself
Replies: 35
Views: 2824

<t>In the last month, I have been consciously "celebrating" successful events. Usually, I buy some alcohol or go out to dinner. My reason I have been doing this is to create the memories of a success. Examples are getting a new job, my tutoring student getting an A, and completing a home project.<br...
by aquadump
Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:14 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Shift Work?
Replies: 16
Views: 1975

<t>hickchick,<br/> I'm trying to say that I would prefer a schedule which is:<br/> Free Time<br/> <br/> Work<br/> <br/> Sleep<br/> as opposed to the more common<br/> Work<br/> <br/> Free Time<br/> <br/> Sleep<br/> so I have a hybrid system where I allocate some Free Time before Work, and then I have...