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by elegant
Wed May 06, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 2221
Views: 403970

Re: Investments Trade Log

Took advantage of the recent downturn to start investing in individual dividend paying stocks for the first time in my investing career (started in 2013). After years of extreme Boglehead indoctrination It almost feels like picking up smoking or some other bad habit. However I feel it is more of a (...
by elegant
Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Elegant's journal
Replies: 133
Views: 38587

Re: Elegant's journal

Well, if my shrink is to be believed, I'm still in "crisis mode" and trying to cope. The past months have been eventful and stressful. With several radical changes taking place in a relatively short period of time, it was almost too much for me to bear. Leaving my hometown I've finished my internshi...
by elegant
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Elegant's journal
Replies: 133
Views: 38587

Re: Elegant's journal

Random ramblings... My relationship with my girlfriend is going through some rough times. We've been having some stressful discussions about housing. She wants us to buy an apartment. I see no problem with renting. She wants stability. I want flexibility. She wants children. I'm indifferent (no long...
by elegant
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: C40's Journal
Replies: 1088
Views: 265687

Re: C40's Journal

These charts are amazing.
Would you be willing to share the formulae / spreadsheets?
by elegant
Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: journal of wood
Replies: 223
Views: 39641

Re: journal of wood

I've obviously noticed a radical change in myself along with the change in my life situation. ERE is no longer one of my top priorities in life. I think at some point it will become more of a priority to focus on savings rate, but right now I'm just a happy family member who is tied up with house c...
by elegant
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Elegant's journal
Replies: 133
Views: 38587

Re: Elegant's journal

Hi all, time to update this journal. I started my internship on September in one of the largest law firms in the country. The experience so far has been somewhat of a mixed bag. It is not as pressuring and life consuming as I thought it would be - I generally leave the office by 18:30 which is consi...
by elegant
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Elegant's journal
Replies: 133
Views: 38587

Re: Elegant's journal

FWIW, I don't see biglaw + caring for an ailing mother + continuing a semi-long distance relationship that includes pressure to decide about kids working out well. Biglaw is not a job; it is not a career; it is a lifestyle. If you do biglaw properly, you will only do biglaw and you will lose everyt...
by elegant
Mon May 21, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Elegant's journal
Replies: 133
Views: 38587

Re: Elegant's journal

Hi all, it's been awhile. Hope everything is well :) Thought I'd give a quick update on how things are going, almost five years after I started this journal. Mainly doing this to sort my own thoughts, but would be very happy to hear some insightful comments from you intelligent bunch ;) - I am now a...
by elegant
Tue May 02, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: Forum showing me logged in as different user
Replies: 39
Views: 7182

Re: Forum showing me logged in as different user

So relieved to see it back alive. Thank you so much for your work on this Jacob.
by elegant
Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: New skin/updated forum script
Replies: 13
Views: 3575

Re: New skin/updated forum script

Using Chrome, it seems like usernames and post titles are invisible unless you mouse hover them
by elegant
Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Obtaining a Second Passport
Replies: 113
Views: 25523

Re: Obtaining a Second Passport

One could also convert to Judaism or prove Jewish ancestry (a Jewish grandparent would suffice) to acquire Israeli citizenship. I thought you need atleast your mother ('s side) to be a Jew in order to claim Jewish ancestry. That is indeed the case according to Jewish law. But Israeli law extends th...
by elegant
Sat Jan 28, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: Some questions for the already financial independent
Replies: 3
Views: 2352

Re: Some questions for the already financial independent

• What motivated you to want to retire early? For me it was the combination of an unsatisfying career and reaching age 30 (one third-life-crisis) • How old were you when you early retired and how many years did you have to work for it? I found ERE in 2013. I was 29 at the time. I didn't really "work...
by elegant
Sat Jan 28, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Fish's Enlightenment
Replies: 86
Views: 15323

Re: Fish's Enlightenment

That was a great read. Thank you. Looking forward for more..
by elegant
Mon Mar 21, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Elegant's journal
Replies: 133
Views: 38587

Re: Elegant's journal

ugh, re-reading what I wrote I sound extremely bitter and make things worse than what they really are. ;) @Jacob three years ago you wrote in reply to (similiar) concerns I raised in this very thread: "Warning: Quitting or retiring won't automatically solve the "existentialist problem". It might act...
by elegant
Mon Mar 21, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Elegant's journal
Replies: 133
Views: 38587

Re: Elegant's journal

First semester is behind me. I feel I need to express my thoughts, I'm sorry if this somewhat harsh or inappropriate. I hate to say it but law school is not as intellectually stimulating as I thought it would be. I now feel it is mostly a waste of time with massive workload. I hardly derive any insp...
by elegant
Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:18 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Elegant's journal
Replies: 133
Views: 38587

Re: Elegant's journal

So I rented out the apartment for a sum equivalent to 1,000$ per month. With my tiny business venture, my total monthly passive income now stands at 1,500$ per month. That means that post ERE, I make almost 1/2 of what I made pre-ERE. Even a minimum wage burger flipping job would put me at my pre-ER...
by elegant
Sat May 23, 2015 6:25 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Obtaining a Second Passport
Replies: 113
Views: 25523

Re: Obtaining a Second Passport

One could also convert to Judaism or prove Jewish ancestry (a Jewish grandparent would suffice) to acquire Israeli citizenship. Pros: high quality state sponsored healthcare till you're dead; low crime; lucrative tax benefits for new immigrants; nice weather Cons: occasional security tensions; males...
by elegant
Fri May 22, 2015 5:51 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Elegant's journal
Replies: 133
Views: 38587

Re: Elegant's journal

May 2015 Update. It's now more than 7 months since I ere'd. Time is not slowing down . Surprise surprise. Although I don't miss my old job in the slightest, I cannot recall doing anything truly significant since retiring. The biggest news is that I practically moved in to live with my mother. She is...
by elegant
Tue Apr 14, 2015 4:22 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Should I go to law school in a big city?
Replies: 23
Views: 5003

Re: Should I go to law school in a big city?

I ERE'd six months ago at the age of 30 and am about to start Law school in October here in Israel. I'm mainly doing this because after years of cerebral degeneration I feel like school could help me fire up my hibernating brain and consequentially slow down my perception of time, which I find as im...
by elegant
Tue Dec 16, 2014 11:26 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Losing your FI status to the market
Replies: 30
Views: 8342

Re: Losing your FI status to the market

Thanks for all the thoughtful replies guys. I understand that my worries are emotional and that I should just stay the course and adjust my SWR as needed.