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by jomby
Wed Oct 15, 2014 4:59 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: early retired too extreme?
Replies: 15
Views: 4489

Re: early retired too extreme?

@jomby - 10-20 hours? Is that per month? Or exaggerating for effect? From a strict economics perspective, it's a question of the marginal rate of return comparing the cost of spending an hour on doing your own tax return (very valuable) to doing someone else's (more like $10/hour) or playing poker ...
by jomby
Wed Oct 15, 2014 1:58 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: early retired too extreme?
Replies: 15
Views: 4489

Re: early retired too extreme?

Is the lack of a personal assistant to do all your chores really stopping you from playing poker? FWIW, the tech/gambling combo is somewhat of a tell for me. The people I know IRL with that particular collection of dispositions tend to have addictive personalities. I'm not saying that's necessarily...
by jomby
Wed Oct 15, 2014 1:47 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: early retired too extreme?
Replies: 15
Views: 4489

Re: early retired too extreme?

I agree there's nothing wrong with exercising the option of outsourcing help, but personally, I would make sure I had exhausted all other options. Dishes, laundry, cleaning, and cooking are all activities that can be optimized and done in batches. It's also the case that the more stuff you have, th...
by jomby
Wed Oct 15, 2014 7:46 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: early retired too extreme?
Replies: 15
Views: 4489

early retired too extreme?

I've been reading Jacob's stuff and studying ERE for the past few years, and have been loving it. My wife and I have pretty much achieved financial independence, but now that we are there, I am seeing that something isn't quite right. I don't have to work at a job, but I have to do a certain amount ...
by jomby
Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Thinking of being a teacher/coach of ERE principles
Replies: 15
Views: 4174

Re: Thinking of being a teacher/coach of ERE principles

It's been almost a year since I first had the thought of being some kind of ERE coach/teacher. This evolved into being an ERE-focused financial planner. I am currently studying for the series 65 exam, so that I will be a 'registered investment adviser' and hence allowed to talk about investing with ...
by jomby
Sat Mar 29, 2014 5:46 am
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: caredares -- cool example of ERE-style entertainment
Replies: 0
Views: 996

caredares -- cool example of ERE-style entertainment

Posted this in 'Lifestyle Questions', but just realized it actually belongs here... My wife came up with a project that I think is a great example of ERE principles in practice, so I figured I'd share. It all started with her saying that she wanted to have more adventures in 2014. The common approac...
by jomby
Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:50 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: lifestyle engineering
Replies: 3
Views: 1282

lifestyle engineering

After reading the ERE book, I keep thinking that the term lifestyle engineering captures the essence of the deepest lessons in there. The stuff about designing a web of goals, making sure to maintain synergy and robustness, it all feels like solving an engineering problem. I suspect that these ideas...
by jomby
Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:56 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Trading bitcoins?
Replies: 85
Views: 21512

Re: Trading bitcoins?

It seems like people here aren't really taking bitcoins seriously enough. I remember early on Jacob was kind of dismissive of them, and I was a little surprised. Here is my take on them. As far as I can tell, they are the first store of wealth to satisfy the following 3 properties: 1) They are rare ...
by jomby
Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:39 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Thinking of being a teacher/coach of ERE principles
Replies: 15
Views: 4174

Re: Thinking of being a teacher/coach of ERE principles

I've given this "ERE coaching" thing some more thought, and now I'm leaning towards taking a "financial planner" approach. I will start reading the textbooks required for people taking classes to become CFPs (I expect this to be fun because I'm kind of a personal finance geek). Then I may actually t...
by jomby
Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:53 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Thinking of being a teacher/coach of ERE principles
Replies: 15
Views: 4174

Re: Thinking of being a teacher/coach of ERE principles

It seems to me that there are two kinds of coaching 1) The motivational rah-rah coaching wherein unmotivated people pay someone to keep them disciplined. E.g. you could do it on your own using DVDs and books, but you won't so you pay someone so you're guilted into showing up. 2) The exclusive exper...
by jomby
Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:01 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Thinking of being a teacher/coach of ERE principles
Replies: 15
Views: 4174

Thinking of being a teacher/coach of ERE principles

I can safely say that learning about ERE through the blog and book has changed my life (thanks Jacob!). I've made lots of changes to how I live and how I perceive things, and I'm well on my way to a free life full of lots of different fulfilling projects. One project that seemed obvious to me was to...