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by riparian
Mon May 18, 2015 5:43 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: BC #12: "Man's Search For Meaning" by Viktor Frankl
Replies: 30
Views: 12471

Re: BC #12: "Man's Search For Meaning" by Viktor Frankl

You're reading the best books. I loved Frankl ten years ago so much, but now I disagree with him on many of the details. If you're interested in how and why people construct meaning, Coming to Narrative is a great book. I also appreciated The Art and Science of Narrative Psychiatry for mucking aroun...
by riparian
Mon May 18, 2015 5:31 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: simplicity homework- a journal
Replies: 42
Views: 8755

Re: simplicity homework- a journal

Yep! I have health insurance through the ACA and my out of pocket max is $750.
by riparian
Fri May 15, 2015 4:11 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Landed a new job making 150K a year
Replies: 12
Views: 3573

Re: Landed a new job making 150K a year

^ Agree. Opt out of the next level before you're too miserable.
by riparian
Fri May 15, 2015 4:04 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Riparian's Journal
Replies: 146
Views: 27454

Re: Riparian's Journal

So my semi-ERE income has stabilized a little. Low estimates are: $500+ from books $300+ from other writing $300+ from research Hopefully very soon that cabin will be rented. Sinking money in it now to make it more attractive to renters, and gonna put it off and just pay someone to finish the other ...
by riparian
Fri May 15, 2015 3:42 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: How to live out of a suitcase & pack one efficiently?
Replies: 16
Views: 3176

Re: How to live out of a suitcase & pack one efficiently?

I'm travelling like this now and here's my list: 1 each jeans, shorts, leggings, merino long underwear 2 short fun dresses for camping, hitchiking, playing in the woods 1 grown up dress 1 hoodie (wish it had a zipper but it doesn't) 2 t shirts 1 tank top socks and underwear All those things go in ga...
by riparian
Wed Apr 15, 2015 4:35 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Near Zero Expenses
Replies: 23
Views: 8630

Re: Near Zero Expenses

OldPro, what I did was to lower my expenses to $300-500/m and develop passive income of $600-2000/m and optional freelance work. I don't have huge savings or anything, but I consider myself very semi-ERE.
by riparian
Wed Apr 15, 2015 12:10 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: On the cusp, unsure what to do
Replies: 10
Views: 2220

Re: On the cusp, unsure what to do

Dave! Run away! Be free!

I mean, not really. Obviously we value different things. But .5%? Can I be your progeny and inherent your fortune?
by riparian
Thu Apr 09, 2015 1:19 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Should I go to law school in a big city?
Replies: 23
Views: 4816

Re: Should I go to law school in a big city?

Jacob, one can do DIY law for one's self. I already do that, when needed. SimpleLife, I do have a "noble goal" lawsuit or two similar to that (but of course, in my mind, more noble). I'd also like to be more effective in helping my associates when the state fucks with them, which is something that h...
by riparian
Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:52 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Should I go to law school in a big city?
Replies: 23
Views: 4816

Re: Should I go to law school in a big city?

I would like to Learn The Things. If I learned them, there are some things I'd like to do with them. I don't want a job or need credentials. My life is more than okay without the degree. It would be like a bonus, I guess. But I'm not sure to what extent one realistically can practice a little bit of...
by riparian
Wed Apr 08, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Should I go to law school in a big city?
Replies: 23
Views: 4816

Should I go to law school in a big city?

I'm thinking about applying to go to law school in Washington DC and I want all your advices. Especially about one or all of these things: 1) Living in Washington DC. I think I might be able to get the school part to be mostly free, but the living part, holy crap. Also I'm afraid of driving in the b...
by riparian
Wed Apr 08, 2015 6:12 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Riparian's Journal
Replies: 146
Views: 27454

Re: Riparian's Journal

Thanks! It's just an MA, but I'm maybe thinking about law school.
by riparian
Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:46 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: tell me to stop spending money
Replies: 17
Views: 4598

Re: tell me to stop spending money

Defended my thesis, passed, stopped spending so much.

But I am still having some fancy coffees and some meals out. Even if I spent $600/month on having a sort of fancy eating life while living in a truck, that is still way less than what people pay for rent around here, much less rent and food.
by riparian
Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:33 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Riparian's Journal
Replies: 146
Views: 27454

Re: Riparian's Journal

Quick update: Somehow I made $2k last month from writing. Travelling and pursuing my passions - living for free in my truck and splurging a little on eating out, but maintaining an okay savings rate. Defended my thesis, passed. Saw whales yesterday. Talked to politicians today. Trying to change the ...
by riparian
Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:18 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: tell me to stop spending money
Replies: 17
Views: 4598

Re: tell me to stop spending money

Hey y'all! Thesis break. I've decided you're right, I'm just gonna go with this for now because the thing is almost done! So, I'm at the grocery deli, I had a gigantic salad from the salad bar and a chicken breast, which is pretty much all I need for the day. But I've been here for like 4 hours now,...
by riparian
Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:13 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: tell me to stop spending money
Replies: 17
Views: 4598

Re: tell me to stop spending money

What i would try to do. At 6pm, leave your workplace (library or office if you have one) Cook a huge 2000Cal meal mostly from rice and bean. Eat it over the next few hours while relaxing. Go to sleep. Wake up. Go to the library. Feel the hunger around noon, but don't eat.(that's the hard part) Repe...
by riparian
Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:13 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: tell me to stop spending money
Replies: 17
Views: 4598

Re: tell me to stop spending money

Ego wrote:A warm, quiet, dry place with a table and chair can be a tough thing to find in a small town where everything closes early. Does the gym have a place to sit?
Yes, but limited hours, and also it's a ways out of town, so a gas expense.
by riparian
Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: LiquidSapphire's Journal
Replies: 289
Views: 43422

Re: LiquidSapphire's Journal

I just realized I've "known" you (not that I really know anything about you) for years now! Congrats on your awesomeness and happiness. :)
by riparian
Sun Feb 22, 2015 8:45 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: tell me to stop spending money
Replies: 17
Views: 4598

Re: tell me to stop spending money

Alright, that settles it. Nachos and margaritas for dinner! LOL

GandK, we've hardly even had winter here! It's in the 40's and raining. The arctic vortex is drunk, so y'all have winter and we don't. :(

I'm not gonna, like, get a job after I finish my degree.
by riparian
Sun Feb 22, 2015 7:39 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: tell me to stop spending money
Replies: 17
Views: 4598

Re: tell me to stop spending money

Eh, I'm pretty good on the earning front - looks like I'm headed for 50% savings this month.
by riparian
Sun Feb 22, 2015 7:23 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Who Heats with Wood?
Replies: 24
Views: 3034

Re: Who Heats with Wood?

I heat with wood and my expenses are maybe $10/year for chainsaw gas and oil....