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by GPMagnus
Tue Apr 08, 2014 2:10 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investors like Walter Schloss
Replies: 2
Views: 1385

Re: Investors like Walter Schloss

YoungAndWise, Check out www.valueinvestorinsight.com/ It features discussions with many noted investors from whom you can learn. However, in the end, its all about the actual investing and learning about yourself through this process. How much work you put in to find and validate ideas and your ment...
by GPMagnus
Tue Apr 08, 2014 2:05 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Which Work Path To Take?
Replies: 10
Views: 3021

Re: Which Work Path To Take?

Stick to the current career - it seems more prudent. You yourself mentioned that you can always switch later .... and even in 4 years you will still be under 35 so a career switch will not be out of the question, especially if it to a remote career.
by GPMagnus
Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:23 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Is Your Health Noticeably Better After ERE / FI ?
Replies: 15
Views: 3756

Re: Is Your Health Noticeably Better After ERE / FI ?

Tylerrr When I had very stressful periods at work (100+ hours/wk), I tried to do the following, (some of) which you can do even in a cubicle: 1. Sleep 7 hours straight at least one night during the week and one during the weekend. 2. Climb the stairs to get to the water cooler - you do this 4-6 time...
by GPMagnus
Sat Apr 05, 2014 2:05 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Greetings from France
Replies: 8
Views: 2225

Re: Greetings from France

Bonne chance! and welcome!
by GPMagnus
Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:20 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: SkaraBrae's Journal
Replies: 16
Views: 4288

Re: SkaraBrae's Journal

SkaraBrae Really cool progress. Stick with the envelopes - it is well worth it because it forces you to think ahead and understand that cash is finite! One thing I do with DW is use an application on our phones called toshl - here is their website: https://toshl.com/ We are cheap so we use their bas...
by GPMagnus
Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:29 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Greeting from Japan
Replies: 8
Views: 2298

Re: Greeting from Japan

Kangei watanabe! I too left the academic track to get an MBA and today I own my own company, so I am intrigued by your story :) WHat are your goals now that you do not need to work? WIll you close the business or sell it? As for the Yen depreciating - the danger lies mainly if you intend to travel a...
by GPMagnus
Sat Feb 15, 2014 11:09 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Early Retirement Super Extreme
Replies: 92
Views: 21635

Re: Early Retirement Super Extreme

SW I feel your dilemma and I am happy the thread is so active. A few random thoughts: * As for the house, have you thought about FSBO-ing it? That alone will save you a good chunk of money. * Use the time at work to study languages - perhaps you can leverage your govt job to go do some govt overseas...
by GPMagnus
Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:05 pm
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: Who are your heroes?
Replies: 3
Views: 1940

Re: Who are your heroes?

There are so many - the trick is to think about one of them each day and imagine how you can be a little bit more like them, but off the top of my head here are three: Victor Hugo - read his preface to Les Miserables; Mikahil Bulgakin - for his courage to write The Master & Margarita in 1930's S...
by GPMagnus
Wed Feb 12, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: WorkatHome's Journal
Replies: 48
Views: 12807

Re: WorkatHome's Journal

Really great to see your progress! Keep it up and keep posting!
by GPMagnus
Fri Feb 07, 2014 7:05 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Reducing exposure to risk after ERE?
Replies: 10
Views: 3741

Re: Reducing exposure to risk after ERE?

There is a risk that the bonds will default, no matter which government, so having everything in one basket strikes me as far more dangerous ... also, the 3-4% SWR may be almost immune to a 50% market crash - e.g. you invest in dividend paying stocks of large corporations, most of which did not stop...
by GPMagnus
Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:57 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: SWR milestone record
Replies: 269
Views: 142428

Re: SWR milestone record

George the Original One, thanks for bumping the thread, it made me finally sit down and do the math :) 2/2014 Retire in home country - 9.6% [I am shocked that in theory, even without gaining on my capital I can avoid working for almost 10 years .....] Retire in DW's home country - 5.9% Given our sav...
by GPMagnus
Wed Feb 05, 2014 2:30 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: How to Stop Taking Long Hot Showers?
Replies: 22
Views: 11251

Re: How to Stop Taking Long Hot Showers?

Move to Russia - life is far cheaper, the women are awesome and there is central heating which means you have hot water on demand 24/7 for about 50 weeks of the year (there is a 2 week maintenance period).
by GPMagnus
Wed Feb 05, 2014 2:27 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: The drawbacks of displaying financial success
Replies: 62
Views: 24755

Re: The drawbacks of displaying financial success

Thanks for the story - it was a good read!
by GPMagnus
Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:50 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Slave-waged Woman Living in Austria
Replies: 13
Views: 3825

Re: Slave-waged Woman Living in Austria

Welcome to the board and I wish you the best with your plan. However, I urge you to edit the following part of your post as you wrote: Now it’s audit season and I spend 10-11-12 hours per day in the concentration camp …aaahm, office Some members of my family were in concentration camps. I hope for y...
by GPMagnus
Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:02 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: ERE Approach to Dental Care
Replies: 17
Views: 5604

Re: ERE Approach to Dental Care

Floss at least once a day
by GPMagnus
Sat Dec 21, 2013 7:34 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: KD's Journal (Alaska)
Replies: 6
Views: 2319

Re: KD's Journal (Alaska)

KD Do you really want to live in your office? I did this years ago for about 3 months and although my boss was very understanding at first, it eventually caused issues ... also, what social life could you keep in the office? Would it not be better to rent a room? I'd look to live with an older coupl...
by GPMagnus
Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: graduate school/formal education
Replies: 46
Views: 6046

<t>Good thread guys! +1 on secretwealth's post - I quit my PhD prgram after the first year (and my dad is in academia) and went into business - its the best decision I ever made.<br/> In general K-12 is largely a waste of time IMHO - at those ages time should be spent developing good habits in think...
by GPMagnus
Thu May 16, 2013 8:39 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: sshawn's journal
Replies: 97
Views: 20681

Awesome stuff Shawn! Keep it going!

by GPMagnus
Mon May 06, 2013 1:59 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: JoeNCA's ERE Journal
Replies: 54
Views: 6878

Assume rents are mispriced at your own peril - when there is a cheaper alternative it pays to find out exactly why...

by GPMagnus
Sun May 05, 2013 5:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Historical Market Data for free?
Replies: 7
Views: 1053

@ bibacula - thx, Shiller has total market data, but not security specific data
@ebast - Damodaran is awesome, agreed, but I am looking for data extending a bit earlier than 2001 :) I'm a tough customer ;)
Keep them coming! and THANKS