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by Able was I ERE
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Boston meetup 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 1597

Re: Boston meetup 2019

(In case you don't know about them, there is a strong local FIRE community in Boston with monthly meet-ups: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum ... ustachians as well as an overlapping group with discussions https://www.facebook.com/groups/ChooseFIBoston/ )
by Able was I ERE
Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Able was I ERE's go log
Replies: 44
Views: 11306

Able was I ERE's EOY 2017 update

Been spending my time focusing on life satisfaction / happiness instead of financial. I've started working only 3 days / week, which has cut into my savings rate into "normal" territory and increased time to FIRE. I'm trading off time not working now for time working later. Living a FI calculated th...
by Able was I ERE
Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Vienna, Austria FI meet-up - Sun. June 25th
Replies: 1
Views: 1011

Re: Vienna, Austria FI meet-up - Sun. June 25th

Lots of replies on Reddit, but nothing here. Go ahead and just show up if you're interested.
by Able was I ERE
Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Vienna, Austria FI meet-up - Sun. June 25th
Replies: 1
Views: 1011

Vienna, Austria FI meet-up - Sun. June 25th

Time for Vienna to have its own Financial Independence meet-up. London does it. New York does it. Even Graz does it every once in a while. https://www.reddit.com/r/EuropeFIRE/comments/6g1hyn/vienna_austria_meetup_sun_june_25th/ We'll meet up, get to know each other, while chatting about Financial In...
by Able was I ERE
Sun Sep 25, 2016 10:57 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Able was I ERE's go log
Replies: 44
Views: 11306

Re: Able was I ERE's go log

If you don't mind sharing, I'd love to hear a little about how the kids are adjusting to the big move. Is the new country also a new language? I'm in a fairly similar position, and this is something I have always thought about. (Only occasionally check this forum, so apologies for the late reply.) ...
by Able was I ERE
Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Able was I ERE's go log
Replies: 44
Views: 11306

Re: Able was I ERE's go log

Hi, Just saw that you're still active on these forums and had to ask a question that's been bugging my mind since 06 Jan 2012. Don't laugh too hard, ok? ;) How is Able was I ERE a palindrome? I just can't figure it out... :? Regards, McTrex Glad to provide such a long-term puzzle for you! It's only...
by Able was I ERE
Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Able was I ERE's go log
Replies: 44
Views: 11306

Re: Able was I ERE's go log

Spending abroad (end of "year" update) Just compiled a much better estimate of my spending over the past year with real data. I've changed the categories to better reflect spending. I've removed the "Loan" and "Utilities" categories and added "Kids". Expenses (13 months) 20.1k Home 12.7k Food 3.9k ...
by Able was I ERE
Mon Jul 18, 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Boston meetup
Replies: 9
Views: 3891

Re: Boston meetup

If you want to meet somewhat like minded people, the Mr Money Mustache Boston group meets regularly on the third Saturday of the month. There used to be significant overlap between MMM and ERE forums, but I'm not sure that's true anymore. See this thread and join the Google group for updates: http:/...
by Able was I ERE
Sat Jul 02, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Able was I ERE's go log
Replies: 44
Views: 11306

Re: Able was I ERE's go log

2016-H1 Spending is only estimates, since I'm not keeping track of exact categories nor exact spending. We've been spending a lot more on food and concert/opera tickets. But, the €3.50 standing room only opera tickets are not a budget buster yet. More transit spending than last year, but I'm includ...
by Able was I ERE
Sat Dec 26, 2015 9:26 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Able was I ERE's go log
Replies: 44
Views: 11306

Re: Able was I ERE's go log

2015-Q4 This whole report is nothing but an estimate because 1) expenses not tracked accurately and 2) after-tax income is unknown. Unusual expenses No utility costs (included in rent) No transportation costs (due to lack of car ownership) Expenses 4.5k Home 0k Utilities 0k Trans 3k Food 0k Hobbies...
by Able was I ERE
Fri Oct 23, 2015 2:14 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New from Boston, MA
Replies: 3
Views: 1144

Re: New from Boston, MA

There's a Mr Money Mustache group that meets regularly. Here's the meet-up thread on MMM and Google group boston-mustachians where they coordinate meetups.
by Able was I ERE
Fri Oct 16, 2015 7:42 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Able was I ERE's go log
Replies: 44
Views: 11306

Re: Able was I ERE's go log

2015-Q3 Successfully moved overseas. Sticking with USD currency updates for the rest of the year then switching to EUR. Renting out our former home, but keeping those expenses separate. Unusual expenses 1.7k Car repairs before selling 0.5k Year-long public transport passes A large part of misc is f...
by Able was I ERE
Fri Jul 10, 2015 6:11 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Able was I ERE's go log
Replies: 44
Views: 11306

Re: Able was I ERE's go log

2015-Q2 Stuff purged, mostly. Sold on Craigslist, gave away to friends, Freecycled, Craigslist free. I was amazed at some things that were sold (rusty patio table, corkboard), what couldn't be given away (fully-functioning waterbed) and what could only be sold on Ebay but couldn't be given away loc...
by Able was I ERE
Fri Apr 03, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Able was I ERE's go log
Replies: 44
Views: 11306

Re: Able was I ERE's go log

2015-Q1 Urged on by the decision to make trans-Atlantic move in mid-summer, our purging of stuff is going on full swing, We're trying to 1) avoid moving as much stuff as possible, and 2) avoid throwing away as much as possible. Thus, we're "storing" stuff on Craigslist. Financials W00t! All my loan...
by Able was I ERE
Tue Jan 06, 2015 4:29 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Able was I ERE's go log
Replies: 44
Views: 11306

Re: Able was I ERE's go log

2014 Year 6.5k Home (excluding principal pay-down) 4.6k Utilities 11.2k Trans 7.4k Food 0.1k Hobbies 3.7k Health 0.9k Loan 5.4k Misc -------- 39.9k Total Notes Massive spending on transportation due to 1) expensive car repair and 2) cross-country road-trip. Summary 61% savings rate (includes irregu...
by Able was I ERE
Thu Jan 01, 2015 1:37 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Able was I ERE's go log
Replies: 44
Views: 11306

Re: Able was I ERE's go log

2014-Q4 Started purging my house of "stuff". Although we've acquired less than the average bear, we still have plenty to get rid of. Anyone want a musty love seat that's been sitting unused in our basement for years? Considering a trans-Atlantic move for cultural/language learning reasons. My job i...
by Able was I ERE
Fri Oct 17, 2014 12:19 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Able was I ERE's go log
Replies: 44
Views: 11306

Re: Able was I ERE's go log

2014-Q3 Took a 2.5 month road trip across country and back. An amazing trip, with lovely visits to family and friends; beautiful national, state and local parks. Taking an extended period off from work allowed me to 1) preview what an ERE life could look like, and 2) further change my mindset on "s...
by Able was I ERE
Fri Oct 17, 2014 9:55 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Able was I ERE's go log
Replies: 44
Views: 11306

Re: Able was I ERE's go log

2014-Q2 Kept busy, with little time left for updates. Preparing for a cross-country road trip. Unusual expenses: None Expenses - Q2 2014 1.8k Housing 0.6k Utilities 1.8k Trans 1.2k Food 0.0k Hobbies 1.0k Health 0.2k Loan 1.5k Misc -------- 8.0k Total Summary 65% savings rate (55% YTD) 12.3 years po...
by Able was I ERE
Thu Apr 03, 2014 6:07 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Able was I ERE's go log
Replies: 44
Views: 11306

Re: Able was I ERE's go log

Continuing to love the reduced hours. It allows a more relaxed pace that includes more time with family. We're starting teaching the kids to swim with the extra time. To enable this, we've joined the local YMCA. I struggled with this, since I'd rather have fewer monthly obligations. However, we deci...
by Able was I ERE
Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:20 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Able was I ERE's go log
Replies: 44
Views: 11306

Re: Able was I ERE's go log

Just looked through your journal and I've been finding it incredibly inspirational! May I ask, how did you find a place at such low cost (for Boston at least)? Do you plan on moving when your kids get older? Are you happy with the school district you're in? Thank you for reading. Glad to provide in...