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by boltzmannsbrain
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Boltzies' journal
Replies: 42
Views: 4701

Re: Boltzies' journal

Relationship It didn't take long before O became my boyfriend and I've thoroughly enjoyed the summer and autumn with him. But, he works in humanitarian aid, so in November he left for a 6 months deployment in the Middle East. Yes, another long distance relationship - sigh! The redeeming factor is t...
by boltzmannsbrain
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Boltzies' journal
Replies: 42
Views: 4701

Re: Boltzies' journal

G and I broke up. The long distance relationship thing didn't work out for us and it was an amicable break. In the beginning of our relationship, while we were still living in the same country, he said that relationship compatibility is not just about personalities, values, goals etc, but also inclu...
by boltzmannsbrain
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Boltzies' journal
Replies: 42
Views: 4701

Re: Boltzies' journal

Time for an irregular update. It's going well. After getting more responsibility and more defined work assignments, I'm happier about working than I've been for a long time. I also do realise that I'm getting a lot of leeway and I would be able to contribute with more if I actually cared. Still, I'm...
by boltzmannsbrain
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Boltzies' journal
Replies: 42
Views: 4701

Re: Boltzies' journal

I'm quite sensitive to cold in general and I loathe cold showers; it feels like a million tiny daggers stabbing me. Immersion into cold water is easier to deal as I only have to enter the water once, while cold showers feel like entering the water repeatedly. I'm still working on relaxing in cold wa...
by boltzmannsbrain
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: FI or bust; FBeyer.
Replies: 247
Views: 54862

Re: FI or bust; FBeyer.

Happy to hear that everything is going well, in the grand scheme of things.

That FB group is getting chaotic, but it's great that more people are getting exposed to FIRE.
by boltzmannsbrain
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Boltzies' journal
Replies: 42
Views: 4701

Re: Boltzies' journal

My savings rate during 2018: January: 42% (split into 51% essentials/49% non-essentials) February: 58% (54%/46%) March: 65% (58%/42%) April: 68% (81%/19%) May: 73% (72%/28%) June: 72% (71%/29%) July: 72% (84%/16%) August: 74% (77%/23%) September: 73 (87%/13%) Average: 66% (68%/32%) Something devasta...
by boltzmannsbrain
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Boltzies' journal
Replies: 42
Views: 4701

Re: Boltzies' journal

My savings rate during 2018: January: 42% (split into 51% essentials/49% non-essentials) February: 58% (54%/46%) March: 65% (58%/42%) April: 68% (81%/19%) May: 73% (72%/28%) June: 72% (71%/29%) July: 72% (84%/16%) August: 74% (77%/23%) Average: 66% (62%/38%) My savings rate has leveled out and will ...
by boltzmannsbrain
Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Boltzies' journal
Replies: 42
Views: 4701

Re: Boltzies' journal

My savings rate during 2018: January: 42% (split into 51% essentials/49% non-essentials) February: 58% (54%/46%) March: 65% (58%/42%) April: 68% (81%/19%) May: 73% (72%/28%) June: 72% (71%/29%) Average: 63% (62%/38%) Since the last update: I got a side hustle as a sports instructor for 2x2x1 hour cl...
by boltzmannsbrain
Sat May 05, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Boltzies' journal
Replies: 42
Views: 4701

Re: Boltzies' journal

I've been trying to tidy up my spendings since the last update. I've split my spendings into two; essentials and non-essentials. Essentials include: Rent, utilities, food, internet, cellphone, union, insurance, dentist, medicine and fees etc. Non-essentials include: Eating out, vacations, travelling...
by boltzmannsbrain
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Boltzies' journal
Replies: 42
Views: 4701

Re: Boltzies' journal

You're absolutely right :)
by boltzmannsbrain
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Boltzies' journal
Replies: 42
Views: 4701

Re: Boltzies' journal

Christ almighty! Are you on the same investing train as ABC/Megalaks? His returns are absolutely astounding too. Are you following a particular strategy or are you investing only in sectors you understand? Won't your SR jump tremendously once the condo is paid off? I'm living with my GF in a paid o...
by boltzmannsbrain
Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Boltzies' journal
Replies: 42
Views: 4701

Re: Boltzies' journal

How to identify negative influence and how to get rid of it? In this particular case, it was quite easy since said negative influence was a person. We broke up, I got called crazy - well, in much more eloquent and verbose terms than that, but that is the gist of it. I only accept such diagnosis by ...
by boltzmannsbrain
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Boltzies' journal
Replies: 42
Views: 4701

Re: Boltzies' journal

I’m baaack :D I started this journal 6 years ago, after I’d finished my bachelor’s degree and I was working full-time. A lot has happened since: I got my master’s degree in engineering, including spending half a year in Tokyo doing a research project I bought a condo in a housing cooperative (andels...
by boltzmannsbrain
Wed Mar 04, 2015 5:31 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Finished my masters... what now?
Replies: 4
Views: 1439

Finished my masters... what now?

I discovered this forum 3 years ago, while I was still working full-time in between my bachelor and masters degree. Now I have finished my masters in engineering in chemistry (it's a lot more chemistry and chemical engineering and I would not have the qualifications to work with "traditional" chemic...
by boltzmannsbrain
Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:08 pm
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: Article: "The Sharp, Sudden Decline of America's Middle Class"
Replies: 11
Views: 1360

<r><URL url="http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/the-sharp-sudden-decline-of-americas-middle-class-20120622"><LINK_TEXT text="http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/new ... s-20120622">http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/the-sharp-sudden-decline-of-americas-middle-class-20120622</LINK_TEXT></...
by boltzmannsbrain
Tue May 01, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Cheapest Source of Protein (Bodybuilding, Paleo)
Replies: 43
Views: 9323

<t>IMO it's very hard to eat paleo on a budget. The meat is supposed to be from a free-range, grass fed source, the vegetables and nuts from an organic source. Pretty pricy stuff!<br/> <br/> Legumes like beans, lentils and chickpeas are cheap and full of proteins, dietary fibre and minereals. If you...
by boltzmannsbrain
Tue May 01, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Good, durable backpack?
Replies: 15
Views: 2154

<t>Thank you! A lot of stuff to look into. Unfortunately, a lot of your suggestions seems to be American brands, I live in Europe, so the shipping is probably quite costly. I can get Osprey here though, so I might go with that one.<br/> <br/> Found some European brands: Haglöf, Deuter, Northface and...
by boltzmannsbrain
Tue May 01, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Boltzies' journal
Replies: 42
Views: 4701

<t>April (in USD)<br/> Total take home salary: 2719+32=2751<br/> Expenses:<br/> <br/> Rent incl. utilities and internet: 449<br/> <br/> Groceries: 139<br/> <br/> Restaurants/take-away: 63<br/> <br/> Clothes: 36<br/> <br/> Medicine: 15<br/> <br/> Drinking: 11<br/> <br/> Misc: 16<br/> <br/> TOTAL: 728...
by boltzmannsbrain
Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:31 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Good, durable backpack?
Replies: 15
Views: 2154

Can anyone recommend a high quality backpack?

I've worn out two backpacks in ~40$ range over 6 years, need something that will last.
I'm pretty short, so max. 30 liters or my back breaks.

by boltzmannsbrain
Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:18 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Boltzies' journal
Replies: 42
Views: 4701

<r>Finding myself in a contemplative mood, so I thought I would jot down some words. <br/> I've found that my overall life philosophy has changed during the last year where I've worked full-time for the first time. The ultimate goal would be to leave no physical imprint on the earth at all, but a gi...