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by BetaTheta
Sat Aug 10, 2013 4:45 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Need help learning how to cook
Replies: 18
Views: 2853

Need help learning how to cook

Hey guys, so I recently came across ERE and have been really interested in. My biggest expense right now is food and it's mainly because I don't know how to cook. I mainly eat out or from a microwaved package. I want to learn how to cook quick, cheap and healthy foods. I tried finding recipes, but m...
by BetaTheta
Sun May 19, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: How to Allow Your Children to Retire Young
Replies: 30
Views: 1970

<t>I think people need to be careful about this. I don't think paying for your kids' college necessarily leads to a feeling of entitlement. This is anecdotal, but my parents never went to college. Heck, my dad never finished high school. They told my sister and I we were expected to go to college an...
by BetaTheta
Sun May 19, 2013 7:53 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: ERE at 18
Replies: 12
Views: 2236

23 here as well. Glad to see other people our age...I look at my friends and they seem quick satisfied with their materialistic lives.

by BetaTheta
Thu May 09, 2013 6:44 am
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Travelling back home
Replies: 12
Views: 3942

<t>Thanks JamesR, I'll definitely look into.<br/> @EMJ, the problem is really that flying is a decent chunk of my expenses (I spend $10k per year, flying is about 10% of that). I rather not spend the money but save it. Sure, I can afford it, but I'm trying to reduce my expenses as much as I can.<br/...
by BetaTheta
Thu May 09, 2013 12:25 am
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Travelling back home
Replies: 12
Views: 3942

<t>So long story short: I do have a few CCs with miles I raked up as sign-up bonuses. I should get my first flight home for free. <br/> However I was thinking about it from a more long-term perspective. Sure, I have one free flight, but if I want to spend < $10k per year, it'll take me several years...
by BetaTheta
Wed May 08, 2013 5:58 am
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Travelling back home
Replies: 12
Views: 3942

<t>Hi,<br/> I live in the US, but I'm originally from Europe (West Europe to be more precise). My parents really like it if I come home at least once a year, but plane tickets cost $800-$1000 per trip (effectively >10% of my expenses). I rather return home once every two years for a few weeks. <br/>...
by BetaTheta
Wed May 08, 2013 5:23 am
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Trying to find cheap housing in central NJ
Replies: 6
Views: 1041

<t>Thank you guys for your suggestions. Jennypenny, I'll definitely look into those areas more (I did a quick Craisglist search for Yardley...nothing too promising yet).<br/> I might just look into getting a car. I'll do some searching in the broad NJ region to see if I can find places below $400.<b...
by BetaTheta
Wed May 08, 2013 12:52 am
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Trying to find cheap housing in central NJ
Replies: 6
Views: 1041

<t>I work in Princeton, NJ. It's a really expensive area. I've been fortunate enough to 'only' pay $650/month for rent (all utilities included). My friends pay several hundred more. Nevertheless, I want to go down to at least $400.<br/> I don't own a car and I think the only viable places are those ...