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by buzz
Thu May 09, 2013 2:46 am
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: Donations to Upgrade Forum Server?
Replies: 259
Views: 35414

<r>If you're interested in upgrading the software, phpBB is a more modern forum package that has lots of support. More importantly, the database design is similar enough to port the most critical data: <URL url="https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=65&t=673815"><LINK_TEXT text="https:...
by buzz
Wed May 08, 2013 4:07 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: buzz here with a question
Replies: 20
Views: 1648

<t>Erm...why would you need to be ERE to go to Mars? What would you spend money on there? <br/> Even if I have no need for money once I'm there, tickets will not be free. I am going to have to make a serious case that I am THE most eligible candidate for the trip, mentally, physically, and financial...
by buzz
Wed May 08, 2013 4:04 am
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: Donations to Upgrade Forum Server?
Replies: 259
Views: 35414

I would contribute to this.

by buzz
Wed May 08, 2013 3:58 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: How to Be a Better Employee
Replies: 51
Views: 5020

<t>@Spartan_Warrior: Satirical or not, your list seems right on target.<br/> I have really been trying to work on this one recently: "Develop an identity outside of work. You are not your job." It has been far more difficult than I would have thought before actually joining the workforce. How do you...
by buzz
Tue May 07, 2013 6:29 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: How to Be a Better Employee
Replies: 51
Views: 5020

<r>I notice that the long time members have chosen to be silent, but this thread just seems way too anti-ERE for me not to say something.<br/> Most of this list is a load of trite that an overly controlling manager may love to rattle off (you forgot BE PASSIONATE!) but in reality has absolutely noth...
by buzz
Sat May 04, 2013 6:41 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: buzz here with a question
Replies: 20
Views: 1648

IT'S HAPPENING!
http://applicants.mars-one.com/
Who's coming with me?

10 years to launch and on my current schedule, I should make it to ERE with a year to spare.

by buzz
Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:51 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Gold crash
Replies: 172
Views: 26569

"Buy low, sell high"
I've never owned gold, but it's looking pretty attractive right now. At the same time I don't want to jump in too soon. Anybody have thoughts on the chances of it going down another significant amount?

by buzz
Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:19 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: DivinePotency's Journal
Replies: 3
Views: 633

<r>Welcome to the forums!<br/> Your goal is achievable, it's just a question of how badly you want it <E>;)</E><br/> As a recent graduate myself, my advice would be to start looking for the job you want after you graduate NOW. Check out what other expectations they have, and work on fulfilling them....
by buzz
Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:46 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: buzz's journal
Replies: 4
Views: 724

<t>January 2013<br/> <br/> This was a bad month. I was homeless, so ate out a lot, and only worked for a week.<br/> Total Expenses: $1,028.47<br/> <br/> Rent & House Stuff: $44.00 - homeless, no rent<br/> <br/> Big Ticket: $234.02 - New phone and plan.<br/> <br/> Bills: $30.00 - Last payment on ...
by buzz
Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:34 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: buzz's journal
Replies: 4
Views: 724

<t>>Will it help you in some way get to Mars? I can't see the people in charge of picking people for Mars wanting someone whose main goal was to retire early<br/> My goal is not so much ER as it is FI, and the ability to explore things that I want to do. It will help me because the first settlers wi...
by buzz
Sun Jan 27, 2013 3:22 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: buzz's journal
Replies: 4
Views: 724

<t>I'm buzz. I'm 22 years old, and my goal is to retire by 32 and then get on the first colony ship to Mars (yes, seriously)<br/> Here's what 2012 looked like for me:<br/> Total Expenses: $17,281.69<br/> <br/> Rent & House Stuff: $5,523.90 - About $460 a month<br/> <br/> Car Care: $1,740.71 - $5...
by buzz
Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:37 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Hobbys
Replies: 16
Views: 2300

Home rehabbing!
I'm getting into this right now, and it's very interesting. I like doing things with my hands and using my body after "working" at a computer for 9 hours.

by buzz
Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:38 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Advice for My "Situation"
Replies: 16
Views: 1242

You're not crazy to want to get off of the career treadmill at 40.

But do the math as others suggested, and think about what you would do during the time you would normally be at work to be sure this is something you want to do.

by buzz
Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:31 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Is work/life balance a cruel myth?
Replies: 43
Views: 2674

<t>It seems we are expected to dedicate our career lives to only one narrow skillset. This may be a side effect of the huge number of applicants for each entry level position today, but it doesn't seem possible to enter a new field without the right degree, or prior experience, even if you are more ...
by buzz
Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:19 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Is work/life balance a cruel myth?
Replies: 43
Views: 2674

<t>I like the idea Jacob, but most of my interests I either wouldn't be able to earn a living off of right now (finance) or would only be able to live off of with a large starting capital (home repair)<br/> In addition, I don't enjoy doing the same thing for more than 3 or 4 hours at a time, even if...
by buzz
Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:05 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: What is inflation anyway?
Replies: 10
Views: 956

<t>With the corn analogy, I suppose the person who would do best in that scenario owns a lot of stuff that is highly valued and highly demanded by people who have corn. This seems to be in line with those who horde guns, rice, or gold instead of stocks/cash.<br/> Or did this go over my head? (I neve...
by buzz
Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:23 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Evaluating a prospective life partner - need advice
Replies: 38
Views: 3446

<t>Ah, I didn't realize so many were left in suspense...<br/> Following this discussion and some thinking, I let her know that I am not looking to get married any time soon. She was okay with that. Everything was good and casual for about six months. We were in the mall one day and she insisted we g...
by buzz
Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:18 am
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Virtual Meetup on IRC - January 19
Replies: 4
Views: 1293

I'm in.

by buzz
Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:49 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Is work/life balance a cruel myth?
Replies: 43
Views: 2674

>leave the office one on mute
I wish. The whole point is for them to reach me 24/7. I'd probably get fired for this.

by buzz
Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:58 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Can't Save? Here's Why
Replies: 256
Views: 14747

<t>Online learning is an excellent tool, but remember that the majority of college students aren't paying to learn; they are paying for the degree that will supposedly be a ticket to a job that will afford them a nice life.<br/> <br/> (I have been in a large state university the past four years. It'...