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by Did
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi from the middle of the US
Replies: 15
Views: 792

Re: Hi from the middle of the US

Welcome. Moving first post.
by Did
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: How much do you value location independence?
Replies: 28
Views: 1165

Re: How much do you value location independence?

@JP Hopefully a good thing! Not sure what's next.
by Did
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from a young (23) ERE-er!
Replies: 3
Views: 336

Re: Hello from a young (23) ERE-er!

Keeping writing. Welcome.
by Did
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: I’m 42 and I want to retire
Replies: 3
Views: 523

I’m 42 and I want to retire

IT MIGHT be financially impossible but I’m ready to retire. And so are all my friends. I’d be quite happy hanging around doing pottery.
http://www.news.com.au/finance/work/car ... b1c3f8f89c
by Did
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: How much do you value location independence?
Replies: 28
Views: 1165

Re: How much do you value location independence?

Yeah I have seen that. My new at home gig is probably looking to pay less than 1/10th of my income before quitting. Same guy but this is the best gig I can seem to get and it has taken years of looking. I'm not sure I can do it to be honest - be someone's bitch. Not sure if the ego can handle it. I...
by Did
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: How much do you value location independence?
Replies: 28
Views: 1165

Re: How much do you value location independence?

remote work seems to be 98% about low-balling remote workers, and 2% about keeping high-quality workers that would simply leave if not given the remote option. there seems to be almost nothing in between. Yeah I have seen that. My new at home gig is probably looking to pay less than 1/10th of my in...
by Did
Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: How much do you value location independence?
Replies: 28
Views: 1165

Re: How much do you value location independence?

@brute Somewhat surprised by that. I thought it was just me who had a little trouble making a crust online. @7W Thanks for the clarity. Looks like you are strongly in favour of avoiding the towers of terror. Corner smokers and diners aren't too common in my experience. Sounds like a movie. Appreciat...
by Did
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: How much do you value location independence?
Replies: 28
Views: 1165

How much do you value location independence?

Any nomads out there who earn much less at home, but elect to do so because of the location independence/tower of terror avoidance it provides? The often maligned Tim Ferriss talks about a freedom multiplier, and gives an example of how 50k a year might be worth more than 500k year depending on how ...
by Did
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Quitting Alcohol Pros and Cons
Replies: 14
Views: 710

Re: Quitting Alcohol Pros and Cons

I have some perspective. I was a beer guy when the craft revolution was kicking. Website, back before 2000 when people didn't have them, which lead to free drink and access, which lead to writing/profile, which eventually left to me taking some time off the drink - 5 years in the end. I even wrote a...
by Did
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: comments on posts not showing up
Replies: 3
Views: 257

Re: comments on posts not showing up

Guess Jacob would know but I thought he disabled comments years ago as the posts were on rotation and the action was in the forums.
by Did
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Brisbane (Australia) Meetup?
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: Brisbane (Australia) Meetup?

I'm a Brissy fella but currently in Ireland. Check out diary if interested in story.
by Did
Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Travel for visit dentist.
Replies: 6
Views: 402

Re: Travel for visit dentist.

my gf had work done in Chaing Mai - very good and cheap. Think the bill was 15 dollars. We just happened to be there.
by Did
Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: This is what euphoria feels like
Replies: 21
Views: 1654

Re: This is what euphoria feels like

Yeah fond of 7W but I can't read anything she writes unless it is extremely brief. My eyes glaze over. I think my comprehension levels/tolerance have/has dropped since I quit my job.
by Did
Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Is ERE the ultimate blue-pill?
Replies: 36
Views: 1606

Re: Is ERE the ultimate blue-pill?

FYI Mark Boyle is back to using money. His thing now is not using technology. He lasted 3 years or so he says.
by Did
Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Ex-lawyer
Replies: 85
Views: 20068

Re: Ex-lawyer

Hi JP yes I probably kept it a secret at first. Family hey. Well don't mention me or they will probably track me down..... We are enjoying ourselves and no plans to run just yet.
by Did
Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Ex-lawyer
Replies: 85
Views: 20068

Re: Ex-lawyer

Here is an update I sent my family and friends: Fare thee well sweet Anna Liffey, I can no longer stay And watch the new glass cages, that spring up along the quay - Dublin in the Rare Ould Times “Number 152, you’re up.” Our chaperone had done his job, and now it was our turn. I whispered an inside ...
by Did
Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Coffee and pints
Replies: 25
Views: 2937

Re: Coffee and pints

Update: I pretty much gave given up pints out and almost never buy more than one. Through my brewing adventures I now have more than enough pretty free drinking out that I don't have to pay any more (apart from homebrew costs). Not that I'm a cheap bastard, it's just that sort of unbelievably I can ...
by Did
Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:26 am
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: Best of the ERE Forum 2017
Replies: 36
Views: 2799

Re: Best of the ERE Forum 2017

Not to be a fanboy, but anything by sclass.
by Did
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: Inspire me please? Feeling down.
Replies: 40
Views: 2356

Re: Inspire me please? Feeling down.

Please do try and seek some professional help. Someone needs to be looking out for you. We can all give tips on improving things but since you've come out and said it I think you need to treat it as a number 1 priority. That said, I was terribly unhappy for many years. I hated my job. Things at home...
by Did
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: What if you can't go back to work?
Replies: 19
Views: 1816

Re: What if you can't go back to work?

I must admit I'm sniffing around a bit to increase the cash 4 years after I quit at 38. It is difficult to return to your career. People aren't so keen when you've been out a while. And you get older and it's harder and harder to get employed by people younger than yourself. But I still have no regr...
by Did
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Living with Adult Children
Replies: 19
Views: 1321

Re: Living with Adult Children

In my current situation my dad and step mother have put a lot of pressure on me to move into my mother’s home. “Such a big home, it’s a shame, you could live there rent free.” Heck no dude. Huge pressure from siblings to “retire” there. I’ve compromised by living fifty miles down the street and let...
by Did
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: On dealing with rumors?
Replies: 32
Views: 3842

Re: On dealing with rumors?

yeah sounds like high school to be honest. I wouldn't worry about it in the slightest.
by Did
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Skills
Replies: 0
Views: 158

Skills

In part, the Ju/’hoansi’s affluence was based on their unyielding confidence in the providence of their environments and their skills at exploiting this. Ju/’hoansi still make use of well over 150 different plant species, and have the knowledge to hunt and trap pretty much any animal they choose to....
by Did
Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Don't repeat my mistake, keep accumulating!
Replies: 19
Views: 2339

Re: Don't repeat my mistake, keep accumulating!

Like many I guess I could have done with more cash. I quit just as my earnings tipped into the big time. Another year or so would have made things much easier. But then mentally I had to get out. So I did. Four years later, while I could tweak things globally to live on less, we want to live where w...
by Did
Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: ‘It was like a bereavement’: life after leaving a big job
Replies: 1
Views: 840

‘It was like a bereavement’: life after leaving a big job

They used to be MPs, senior partners and surgeons, expert at dealing with pressure. So how do those who once had top jobs adjust to life in the slow lane?
https://www.theguardian.com/money/2017/ ... lle-morris