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by zork97
Thu Dec 03, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: brute journal
Replies: 465
Views: 102613

Re: brute journal

Waiting for the longer Brute post now.
by zork97
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Playing with fire docu
Replies: 13
Views: 4312

Re: Playing with fire docu

Watched it today. It's a documentary I would recommend to friends who don't shy away when I mention 50% savings rate. If they then come back with questions and curiosity, I would describe the finer points of the process. This and the Pete Adeney's WDM talk are really good way to test the wheaton lev...
by zork97
Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 2524
Views: 514379

Re: Investments Trade Log

Not sure I understand the bullish sentiment here....S&P 500 is now at beginning 2019 levels with the recent run-up. The FED announced its stimulus literally at the same time of the jobs reports....Q2 / Q3 earnings reports are going to be devastating. We're just getting started with this Bear ma...
by zork97
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Work assignment in Delaware - chance to fast track ere
Replies: 32
Views: 8177

Re: Work assignment in Delaware - chance to fast track ere

@Sky - Thanks! I worked in financial services for a large US Investment Bank. @Wolf - Thank you! As 2birds1stone mentioned I had reached FI more than a year ago and I was in a one more year syndrome mode for a while. So the extra stash should help negate the sequence of returns risk to an extent. Af...
by zork97
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Work assignment in Delaware - chance to fast track ere
Replies: 32
Views: 8177

Re: Work assignment in Delaware - chance to fast track ere

Alright, I did not make it to Germany as continuing in my field of work started to feel like a drag. So I put in my resignation earlier this month and Tuesday (31st march ) is my last day! Despite seeing my investments getting hammered in the last few days I am still getting out feeling good as I wa...
by zork97
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: ERE shaming
Replies: 62
Views: 17984

Re: ERE shaming

For some reason I am rereading this thread and as I have been thinking about making a thread about shame/guilt as social control I post here instead. What is the real problem? That people have opinions, no, that will always be the case. That we need to give them a conversational out so they can liv...
by zork97
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: A retirement in prison
Replies: 30
Views: 9205

Re: A retirement in prison

Jason wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:50 am
That was a good read. Thanks.
I have to agree.
by zork97
Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Work assignment in Delaware - chance to fast track ere
Replies: 32
Views: 8177

Re: Work assignment in Delaware - chance to fast track ere

@wolf I am in financial services sector and looking to go to Berlin as I understand its more relaxed compared to Munich and Frankfurt. My research also suggests rents are going to be a challenge. I intend to start with a room share arrangement to buy time before scouting out for an independent apart...
by zork97
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Work assignment in Delaware - chance to fast track ere
Replies: 32
Views: 8177

Re: Work assignment in Delaware - chance to fast track ere

I will try to answer your question and add some updates as well. I continue to work at my reg day job. If I do this for 2 years then I approximately will have 4+ years of living expenses after I stop . All this while my invested capital in the market remains untouched. In 6 years I expect the corpus...
by zork97
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Work assignment in Delaware - chance to fast track ere
Replies: 32
Views: 8177

Re: Work assignment in Delaware - chance to fast track ere

I did it sooner than I expected! I am now FI! Took me 8 years and I did it only because I stumbled on Jacob's blog in mid 2010, later bought his book, read it end to end and imbibed some of the philosophies. A BIG thank you Jacob - soul savior! :D And thanks to all the amazing people on these forums...
by zork97
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Work assignment in Delaware - chance to fast track ere
Replies: 32
Views: 8177

Re: Work assignment in Delaware - chance to fast track ere

@liberate mind... I have a fully paid house, a piece of land in India. All my savings are in equity mutual funds and I expect to make 10% yearly returns. I expect inflation to be at 6%. Not too concerned at the inflation numbers as I do not intend to use investment returns, they will get reinvested ...
by zork97
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Just an Another Average Expat's FI Journey
Replies: 21
Views: 3716

Re: Just an Another Average Expat's FI Journey

Fellow Indian living abroad here.Good luck with your road-trip plan, give us updates as you move along. Hope we cross paths when we eventually move to India.
by zork97
Sun Jan 29, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi from Denmark
Replies: 6
Views: 1951

Re: Hi from Denmark

My experience is that you avoid those blank stares if you enthusiastically tell what you would prefer to do with your time (ie great exciting stuff) - instead of telling what you do not like (ie work). Well put. This is the reason I don't discuss FI and ERE even with some of the closest people arou...
by zork97
Sun Jan 29, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Work assignment in Delaware - chance to fast track ere
Replies: 32
Views: 8177

Re: Work assignment in Delaware - chance to fast track ere

Thanks, I do think luck has been on my side. Did Patagonia (Bariloche) earlier this month and it was stunning. In this new country, my savings rate has been 50% until now which will most likely move upwards of 60% in the coming months. @Eureka - I don't think I will quit once I'm FI .I will be takin...
by zork97
Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:41 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Work assignment in Delaware - chance to fast track ere
Replies: 32
Views: 8177

Re: Work assignment in Delaware - chance to fast track ere

Hello All... resuming this thread after a long time. I moved from US to Argentina on a 2 yr assignment. During the 2.5 yr stay in the US I managed to save about half of the FI target. My spouse also found work in Buenos Aires ,so I am set to retire in 2 years. I will also be doing some traveling in ...
by zork97
Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:40 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Work assignment in Delaware - chance to fast track ere
Replies: 32
Views: 8177

Re: Work assignment in Delaware - chance to fast track ere

Hello All... resuming this thread after a long time. I moved from US to Argentina on a 2 yr assignment. During the 2.5 yr stay in the US I managed to save about half of the FI target. My spouse also found work in Buenos Aires ,so I am set to retire in 2 years. I will also be doing some traveling in ...
by zork97
Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Work assignment in Delaware - chance to fast track ere
Replies: 32
Views: 8177

Re: Work assignment in Delaware - chance to fast track ere

Yes definitely going back. I'm heavily invested home country. So now i'm in newark de. Getting around is almost impossible without a car. My late hours is not helping as the dart service stops by 5 to where i live and i have been asked not to walk to work as nobody walks here ! Work is about 3 miles...
by zork97
Sun Jan 19, 2014 3:44 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Work assignment in Delaware - chance to fast track ere
Replies: 32
Views: 8177

Work assignment in Delaware - chance to fast track ere

I`m moving to Newark Delaware this month on work for a couple of years. I`m from India and ERE wise it makes huge sense to save up on the dollars while I am in the US. Simply put I`m bloody excited ;) cos currency conversion will result in 3 -4 times my Indian salary savings rate! I`m travelling wit...
by zork97
Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:17 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from India
Replies: 6
Views: 2237

Welcome Liberate mind, I`m from India too (Bangalore). looking forward to your Journal..

by zork97
Thu Dec 16, 2010 9:46 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Haircuts
Replies: 55
Views: 7723

Haircuts in India
Half a dollar for a basic cut

up to $ 2 any style Haircut ( this is what i use)
$ 2 to $ 10 dollars for the same cut mentioned above in a fancy place with magazines, LCD and other bling.