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by rube
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Rube's journal
Replies: 258
Views: 64040

Re: Rube's journal

38 weeks - 264 days - target @Dutchgirl, exactly. In this case it might actually be turn out for the better for the employee, but still, sigh. Still counting down, but received a the question if I am potentially for a new position (I know the key people). They know already I am not interested full ...
by rube
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Rube's journal
Replies: 258
Views: 64040

Re: Rube's journal

41 weeks - 278 days - target Work I am frequently informed in confidence by several colleagues about things going on at the office, the department/company, their own live. Often this leads to discussions and I can help them with my view/advise. They know I won't use the information they gave to me ...
by rube
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Rube's journal
Replies: 258
Views: 64040

Re: Rube's journal

41 weeks - 281 days - target Thanks DG. Yes it has been busy indeed and will also be for the next couple of weeks. Step by step - while times seems to fly. Just a few more days and the first quarter since counting is gone! I probably won't return to the daily updates, but am aiming to do a bit more...
by rube
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Toronto meet-up Sept. 23
Replies: 20
Views: 6514

Re: Toronto meet-up Sept. 23

Three of us met and since we have met several times before, it was an update about our lives and topics like: stocks, real estate, baking, work, making new friends, housing situation of us etc. No fixed agenda, just a short meet-up, update and whatever came up.
by rube
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Toronto meet-up Sept. 23
Replies: 20
Views: 6514

Re: Toronto meet-up Sept. 23

a bump up: Around 4:30 a short meetup in a park, so far 3 participants.
In case interested, send a PM or reply here.
by rube
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Toronto meet-up Sept. 23
Replies: 20
Views: 6514

Re: Toronto meet-up Sept. 22

A new - last minute meet-up in case anyone is up for it: Tomorrow - Sunday Sept 22 - afternoon downtown. I also just emailed the persons who joined the previous years. If anyone is interested to join, PM me me your email and I'll add you to the email for time and location.
by rube
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Rube's journal
Replies: 258
Views: 64040

Re: Rube's journal

44 weeks - 307 days - target
Last day from our summer holiday, but worked the whole day to pack stuff and DIY stuff on the house.
Back to office tomorrow.
by rube
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Rube's journal
Replies: 258
Views: 64040

Re: Rube's journal

44 weeks - 308 days - target I didn't do the daily update while on holiday. It was a holiday....it was good and relaxing, maybe a bit too relaxing :? We still have one more holiday at before returning to work. Tomorrow we will start preparing our current house to put it up for sale. We'll need pack...
by rube
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: bigato's journal
Replies: 416
Views: 59992

Re: bigato's journal

Bigato, you might be right. I am not arguing with you about your reasoning. But there are thousands of persons right at this moment who claim to know for sure that btc will go up. Or down. Or stock XYZ will go up/down. Or gold go up. Or DOWN. Etc. Only a few of them will be right. What make you so s...
by rube
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: bigato's journal
Replies: 416
Views: 59992

Re: bigato's journal

You try to predict and time the market. A dangerous game, needless to tell you. But I do, it is dangerous if it concerns such a large percentage of your NW. True, I have most in real estate, but even if the value declines it is producing cash flow which would soften even serious declines drastically...
by rube
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: bigato's journal
Replies: 416
Views: 59992

Re: bigato's journal

Hi Bigato, sorry to hear but effectively nothing changed compared to a couple of weeks ago. You seem to be full of ideas and plans anyway, so just execute your plan(s)!
by rube
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Seppia's journal
Replies: 217
Views: 31421

Re: Seppia's journal

Well done Sepia.
Regarding Sweden, in winter time the days are (very) short. Have you considered this also? For me personally that would be a big minus vs all the positives you listed. Or maybe being snowbirds in winter season?
by rube
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: C40's Journal
Replies: 1043
Views: 235758

Re: C40's Journal

I agree with Bigato. I have visited quite some SE Asian countries, some just for holiday and some for work/living up to 6 months. In some countires I could probably live well for months or longer. Others, might be nice for a few weeks but not for a (very) long time (for me personally).
by rube
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: GandK's journal, part II
Replies: 29
Views: 3711

Re: GandK's journal, part II

Thanks for your update K. I hope you will post more frequent updates in the future. Wish you all the best.
by rube
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: On the risk of investing in real estate for the long run
Replies: 84
Views: 11096

Re: On the risk of investing in real estate for the long run

RE is, as mentioned before, local. I am also astonished by the high tax and buying/selling cost in some locations.
The risk of RE can IMO not generalized, just like it can't for 'stocks' or 'commodities'.
by rube
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: DutchGirl's journal
Replies: 532
Views: 120333

Re: DutchGirl's journal

Hi DG, I have learned there is always/everywhere "something". On the other hand, in some places it is more then others and it can be too much. My 2 cents: make sure you don't get in a situation it affects your health, i.e. burned out, stressed too much etc. Apart, from that +1 on Wolf en enjoy the t...
by rube
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Rube's journal
Replies: 258
Views: 64040

Re: Rube's journal

47 weeks - 324 days - target
Thanks @DG. We arrived late but safely at our holiday destination after a long drive. Had to think of Seppia when I saw Trieste listed on the directions signs.
by rube
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Rube's journal
Replies: 258
Views: 64040

Re: Rube's journal

47 weeks - 325 days - target
We signed early morning the contract for the house!
And we have summer holiday, we're on our way to east-south Europe.
by rube
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Rube's journal
Replies: 258
Views: 64040

Re: Rube's journal

47 weeks - 326 days - target Thanks @Will and indeed, one of the reasons is that at this moment we can still get a mortgage (with low interest rates). Regarding our current house: 97% sure we will sell it. It is not really in the sweet spot for the rental market, the yield would be too low for my t...
by rube
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Rube's journal
Replies: 258
Views: 64040

Re: Rube's journal

47 weeks - 327 days - target
Felt better today, but not 100% yet. Hopefully tomorrow.
We have a verbal agreement about price and conditions for the house! Planning is to sign Saturday.