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by theanimal
Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Bitcoin on the rise
Replies: 444
Views: 89905

Re: Bitcoin on the rise

@Jean is
by theanimal
Wed Feb 24, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: Do we really need kidneys? (The ethics of kidneys)
Replies: 24
Views: 2780

Re: Do we really need kidneys? (The ethics of kidneys)

This post is just a reframing of the arguments for why pursuing FI is wrong. -Because one has a moral obligation to work -Not working for someone else means you're lazy -Your parents put you in this position so you owe it to them to work. Jacob's post was a tongue in cheek response, using kidneys as...
by theanimal
Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: The next big thing
Replies: 48
Views: 2403

Re: The next big thing

Ego wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:15 pm
Yeah, I've been thinking lately about how fuck-you money was the last big thing and fuck-you citizenships is the next big thing.
What is your definition of fuck-you citizenship?
by theanimal
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: the animal's journal
Replies: 579
Views: 150585

Re: the animal's journal

@guitarplayer:Yes, just imagine a colder Scandinavia. If you are familiar with Siberia, that is an even better comparison. Thankfully we don't have tigers here, unlike our boreal friends to the west. You can see them from Sarah Palin's house though.
by theanimal
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Western Red Cedar's Journal
Replies: 166
Views: 14090

Re: Western Red Cedar's Journal

Outstanding photos!! I am in love with the second to last one. Thanks for sharing your story, sounds like a fun trip.

Also that is some type of grouse. To my knowledge there aren't any ptarmigan in the contiguous US.
by theanimal
Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Side Hustle ideas?
Replies: 22
Views: 4312

Re: Side Hustle ideas?

Fingerprinting services

I just had to get fingerprinted and the only person in town is just some guy who offers it at his house. He retired from his job and is now a stay at home dad so he is around anyways. $25/card and he said he does about 30 people a week. Not bad for 10 min work per person.
by theanimal
Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: the animal's journal
Replies: 579
Views: 150585

Re: the animal's journal

Thanks @mooretrees
mooretrees wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:15 pm
I'll have to look into that book you mentioned, sounds like it was influential.
I highly recommend it. It can be easily read in one sitting. We talked about it on the forum as well https://forum.earlyretirementextreme.c ... php?t=7948
by theanimal
Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: the animal's journal
Replies: 579
Views: 150585

Re: the animal's journal

@mooretrees-Please let me know if you do! I'll be here. It's always great to meet more forum members. I appreciate your input and it did come in before I had to make my final decision known. I've mentioned in this journal and elsewhere on this forum how important community is to me. Experiences like...
by theanimal
Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ERE Adventuring
Replies: 269
Views: 24593

Re: ERE Adventuring

I'm enjoying reading about your experiments and experiences in mycology. Hope the knee heals fully soon!
by theanimal
Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: What I Spend
Replies: 402
Views: 85661

Re: What I Spend

Congrats, Scott. Glad to read things are progressing so well.
by theanimal
Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Mike is here
Replies: 33
Views: 5620

Re: Mike is here

I probably check his blog about once a month, hoping for to find an update
by theanimal
Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: the animal's journal
Replies: 579
Views: 150585

Re: the animal's journal

@Jimmy- Thank you very much! @WRC- Yes, negotiation is very limited. Retention rates are pretty high for this job (75% or so) so the relationships are already established with a lot of people to a good extent. It does definitely help to get in a groove with others, especially if I am leading them an...
by theanimal
Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: the animal's journal
Replies: 579
Views: 150585

Re: the animal's journal

I really like that framework. You are a good example of a live player, FI but not dead due to ERE and the web of goals. The traditional retiree is the opposite of course. Identifying which one would give me more life is a good exercise. With the forestry, the tasks are the same each day more or less...
by theanimal
Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: the animal's journal
Replies: 579
Views: 150585

Re: the animal's journal

Thanks for the thoughts, guys. That image is a stark contrast Ego and I guess initially it had me thinking the clear choice would be forestry. I was thinking on it some more and realized it's not as black and white for me but almost exactly like how AxelHeyst described. That's what complicates thing...
by theanimal
Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:18 am
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: Stoa Presentation: A Systems Approach To Resilient Lifestyle Design
Replies: 89
Views: 4087

Re: Stoa Presentation: A Systems Approach To Resilient Lifestyle Design

I think that is upstairs. If that's the basement then there's been some tremendous renovations!
by theanimal
Thu Feb 11, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: the animal's journal
Replies: 579
Views: 150585

Re: the animal's journal

I find myself in a bit of a short term dilemma. I am still working the insurance gig remotely. It is fine. I am paid very well, feel neutrally about the work and can set my own schedule. I have also done the forestry work over the past 3 summers. I recently applied to that again and was offered a pe...
by theanimal
Thu Feb 11, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: the animal's journal
Replies: 579
Views: 150585

Re: the animal's journal

@WB- Thanks for the suggestions! The indoor cold temperatures are no longer an issue, that was at my last place. The main constraint going forward will be electrical use. I've been following along your experiments in the Apt Homesteading thread and have been getting a lot out of it. My issue previou...
by theanimal
Thu Feb 11, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: Stoa Presentation: A Systems Approach To Resilient Lifestyle Design
Replies: 89
Views: 4087

Re: Stoa Presentation: A Systems Approach To Resilient Lifestyle Design

This is excellent. Well done Jacob. I'd second the suggestion on lighting. Perhaps as Alphaville suggests you can figure out a way to rearrange things so that light can be best optimized. Otherwise I've found that "happy" lights produce good lighting. And they elevate your mood at the same...
by theanimal
Wed Feb 10, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: RFS' Journal
Replies: 52
Views: 13643

Re: RFS' Journal

Sounds like a fun trip! Please keep us updated. Are you concerned about cartel activity in Puerto Vallarta? Things appear to be very lively there lately..
by theanimal
Wed Feb 10, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: SWB's path to financial independence
Replies: 269
Views: 66472

Re: SWB's path to financial independence

I'm very interested in Starlink. I like it from a practical perspective but am not so pleased with the idea of not a single spot on the planet away from connection and the new night sky aesthetic of seeing hundreds of satellites. The people who have done beta tests in Washington state have reported ...