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by smileyriles
Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:55 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What kind of work/job do/did you guys all do?
Replies: 160
Views: 30050

-paperboy

-referee

-pizza delivery

-home depot dude

-telemarketer for university

-waiter

-bartender

-technical salesperson

-apprentice electrician

by smileyriles
Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:34 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: ERE movies
Replies: 86
Views: 15131

<t>A recent release is "The Company Men" with Ben Affleck, which is pretty ERE related. He plays the part of some corporate sales guy who gets fired. I have only watched a bit of it so far but it delves into the guilt that results after laying off so many people.<br/> It's kind of interesting as wel...
by smileyriles
Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:45 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Smileyriles' Journal
Replies: 3
Views: 850

<t>Well this month has been a brutal one. Why?<br/> -Broke up with Girlfriend<br/> <br/> -Paid for flight tickets to a family reunion<br/> <br/> -Scholarship funding fell through for school, and have to wait a bit longer<br/> <br/> -Out of control spending due to social activities (partly brought on...
by smileyriles
Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:27 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: How Successful are these Bloggers?
Replies: 22
Views: 3309

<t>I have just been mulling this over in my mind and it seems that this is why it is so necessary to achieve FI much sooner. It sucks if someone has to go work for free to grab some experience, but should we just stick to the traditional route of soul crushing jobs to be able to ERE instead of riski...
by smileyriles
Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:52 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: How Successful are these Bloggers?
Replies: 22
Views: 3309

<r>There are so many of these lifestyle design advocates out there blogging about how you could be like them, blogging to you, about how they blog to you, and make a living.<br/> There is this one guy endorsed by Seth Godin, Charlie Hoehn, who has created a slide show about the concept of "Free-work...
by smileyriles
Mon May 02, 2011 11:11 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Dating/Social Life/Family and ERE
Replies: 19
Views: 2261

<t>> "I'm saving as much of my income as possible right now to live as comfortably as possible in the future."<br/> You don't have to explain that the future is 5 years away (or less). If pressed for more plans, you can smile and say, "We'll see what happens when I get there."<br/> This made me laug...
by smileyriles
Mon May 02, 2011 11:09 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Smileyriles' Journal
Replies: 3
Views: 850

<t>@George I will be graduating with a degree in history with a minor in business. I may take some flack for this but I switched out of business this last year because I couldn't stand it anymore. My strengths weren't being used and I felt I was not growing in any way.<br/> I still intend to enter c...
by smileyriles
Mon May 02, 2011 11:05 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Maus' Journal
Replies: 40
Views: 4718

<t>Although you may have passed the ERE mark, I still think that you have probably lived a very fascinating life by taking up a religious vocation and then practicing law. A life full of rich experiences.<br/> I have always been tempted to go to law school, but ERE has changed my point of view in so...
by smileyriles
Mon May 02, 2011 10:56 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Smileyriles' Journal
Replies: 3
Views: 850

<t>I also feel the need to pull the trigger and use this online Journal to keep track of some of my numbers and reflections. I am not well known around here, but I have been a long time lurker, and feel as though I need to start making some more contributions to pay back some of you for all the wisd...
by smileyriles
Mon May 02, 2011 6:32 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Dating/Social Life/Family and ERE
Replies: 19
Views: 2261

<t>Yes frustrations are present at times but like YoungandWise said "it is part of the fun!"<br/> By no means am I angry at finding the ERE way, but in a way it feels like we have a secret with so much knowledge that other people are unable/unwilling to hear. And a lot of the things we can talk abou...
by smileyriles
Mon May 02, 2011 9:07 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Dating/Social Life/Family and ERE
Replies: 19
Views: 2261

<r>Things get tricky when a girl's father asks you what you want to do with your life and in your head you have ERE philosophy waiting to break free, but you happen to censor yourself, and come across as a dud.<br/> Drinking out with friends gets interesting when they talk about the NHL playoffs and...
by smileyriles
Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:14 am
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: Customers who bought this book also bought ... the 4HWW
Replies: 45
Views: 7863

<r>I thought it was a welcome addition to an FI mindset. Could it have excluded the automation and outsourcing non-sense?...definitely. Could the most valuable points be summed up in 30 pages?....affirmative. But then again, if it was thirty pages it wouldn't sell like "rich dad" <E>:D</E>.<br/> <br...
by smileyriles
Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:31 am
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: Emerson's Self-Reliance: Very ERE-Related Essay
Replies: 2
Views: 1772

Thanks for posting that gibberade. This was something that I needed to read. I see my classmates all around me everyday drearily conforming within our university.....I have to resist :)!

by smileyriles
Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:03 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: University Student from Canada
Replies: 7
Views: 1264

<r>Thanks for replying Concojones.<br/> I almost feel bad that you left Europe to come to Calgary <E>:D</E>. But it's a decent city. I can't say I've really thought about that area of banking, but am curious to know how one falls into an area such as that. I've been giving joining a Canadian bank a ...
by smileyriles
Tue Oct 05, 2010 7:40 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: What is your asset allocation, if any?
Replies: 26
Views: 4447

100% equities
25% S&P 500 Index

25% Top 60 TSX Index
50% Dividend Stocks

by smileyriles
Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:09 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: University Student from Canada
Replies: 7
Views: 1264

<r>I have thought about going that route. Starting off in a bank as a trainee financial adviser could be a possibility. I mainly just want an upbeat work environment where I can deal with people, help them in some way, and be friends with my coworkers. I just need to get university out of the way. I...
by smileyriles
Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:03 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Discouraged and Stressed Out by School
Replies: 33
Views: 5068

<t>gibberade, I fell into the same unsatisfying hole when I hit university. I am in my last year of a four year business degree. I just got to a point where I accepted university for what it is....a piece of paper, an excuse to explore other areas of life, and a stepping stone for other career-like ...
by smileyriles
Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:07 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: University Student from Canada
Replies: 7
Views: 1264

<t>Hey everyone!<br/> I'm 21 and an international business major at the university of Calgary. I've been reading this site for half a year.<br/> Since reading I've:<br/> -cut costs on food, drinking<br/> <br/> -decided not to purchase a vehicle<br/> <br/> -tried to max out my investment accounts ava...