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by fuyu
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What's your top 3 budget expenses?
Replies: 27
Views: 3654

Re: What's your top 3 budget expenses?

1150 Sq Ft apartment, 2 adults (me and brother), my average 2019 monthly spending $1,727 1) Rent ≈ 71% (Monthly = $1,225, Annualized = $14,700) 2) Food ≈15% (Monthly = $258, Annualized = $3,093) = Groceries 10% (Monthly = $172) + Takeout 5% (Monthly = $86) 3) Teeth Cleaning* ≈ 4.6% (Monthly = $80, A...
by fuyu
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Energy usage log
Replies: 136
Views: 43138

Re: Energy usage log

DC area. 1150 SQ FT. 2 People. May 2019 Usage 340 kWh (AC is on 80% of the time) Distribution $14.58 Supply $30.22 State/Local Consumption Tax $.52 Total Bill: $45.30 March 2019 Usage 219 kWH (roommate was gone for half the month) Distribution $11.75 Supply $19.83 State/Local Consumption Tax $.33 To...
by fuyu
Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: The atmosphere of the forum...
Replies: 145
Views: 14914

Re: The atmosphere of the forum...

Don’t take my word on anything though … I thought my post last week would encourage more women to post and instead it has had the opposite effect. I’ll admit I don’t get it. Many of the struggles women face when trying to be heard IRL — being interrupted or talked over or physically crowded out — a...
by fuyu
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: What accounting software do you all use?
Replies: 10
Views: 1912

Re: What accounting software do you all use?

Does Excel count? I use it to record my expenses and income and calculate my tax expenses.
by fuyu
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Working hours
Replies: 34
Views: 4446

Re: Working hours

About 800 +/- 30 hours in 2018 for main income ($31,300 before tax), so about 15 to 16 hours a week on average.
by fuyu
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Random Relationship Derailment Thread
Replies: 273
Views: 29057

Re: Random Relationship Derailment Thread

I think the ERE forum is one of the most interesting forums, and the only one I regularly return to lurk ^^;;. People here are so very generous with their thoughts and helpful advice. Even if there are a few guys who complain about women and say sexist things, there are more people that very patient...
by fuyu
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Become FI to win the game instead of getting to XYZ reward
Replies: 31
Views: 4369

Re: Become FI to win the game instead of getting to XYZ reward

Quitting my job pretty much removed all the stress I felt and gave me back over 40 hours of free time each week, but I don't feel noticeably happier. I'm not FI yet, but I earn enough from my less than 10 hours a week hobby that I'm not worried about money. I didn't think FI will be a panacea. It's ...
by fuyu
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: How to be optimistic all the time? Presenting genuinely v. happily
Replies: 50
Views: 4497

Re: How to be optimistic all the time? Presenting genuinely v. happily

Just wanted to say that I really appreciate THF for asking this question and everyone’s well-thought responses. It’s so different and interesting from my default thinking. I usually accept that I’m feeling happy, content, unhappy, etc at the moment and that no matter what, this feeling will pass. So...
by fuyu
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Patreon users
Replies: 30
Views: 4741

Re: Patreon users

I use it for my translations of Chinese novels. Here's a history of my earnings as of today if it would be helpful, usually the amount for the current month will increase until last week of the month. But, there's over a thousand translators and probably less than 10 translation groups earn over $50...
by fuyu
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!
Replies: 919
Views: 143294

Re: Fox's Journey: Out of the Burrow

Do your parents really like their jobs? Why did you originally have such an optimistic view of work? Even before I started working full-time, from how my parents and friends' parents felt about their work, I thought a job was just being an obedient minion while selling time and energy for money and ...
by fuyu
Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: indefinite pet sitting
Replies: 47
Views: 7272

Re: indefinite pet sitting

My worries are more about the puppy. It's kept in a crate? Are these veal farmers, or what? Is this normal treatment of a pet in America? I'm not a dog person, my experience is restricted to my childhood. My parents rewarded me when I was about 11 by getting a puppy. I'd always been fond of nature ...
by fuyu
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: indefinite pet sitting
Replies: 47
Views: 7272

Re: indefinite pet sitting

... She's a really good friend usually. And the definition of a really good friend is... ? Hmm... hard to put into words. For me, the difference between friend and close acquaintance is would I be willing to go out of my way to visit them if they didn't live nearby and would they would do the same ...
by fuyu
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: indefinite pet sitting
Replies: 47
Views: 7272

Re: indefinite pet sitting

I’m free =)! Best friend found a daycare near her husband's office that she likes. Other than asking me one time if I can continue watching the puppy once a week (and I said no), she seemed okay with me stopping and wasn't behaving differently. In hindsight, I should have said I didn’t want to take ...
by fuyu
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: indefinite pet sitting
Replies: 47
Views: 7272

Re: indefinite pet sitting

@ EdithKeeler: Their puppy seem to be pretty happy most of the time. He's usually wagging his tail and really likes people.
by fuyu
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: indefinite pet sitting
Replies: 47
Views: 7272

Re: indefinite pet sitting

This thread is surreal. I'm going to be extremely rude so sorry in advance, but based on the facts told here, I would take a wild guess and say your friend is a complete jerk. Think about it this way: would you ask this to a friend? If the answer is no, why no? I would never do it because I see my ...
by fuyu
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: indefinite pet sitting
Replies: 47
Views: 7272

Re: indefinite pet sitting

I talked with my best friend and after asking what they would do if I went back to work at the end of the month (They said they would put in him into doggy daycare), I blurted out that I want my free time back instead of using a commitment as an excuse to stop. It felt so freeing to say those words ...
by fuyu
Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: indefinite pet sitting
Replies: 47
Views: 7272

Re: indefinite pet sitting

saving-10-years wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:01 pm

Side question. Do you really think that the husband's boss changed his mind about the homeworking. Or did the husband beg not to work at home (with the puppy).
I think so. Why would he lie to me or want to commute to work when he can work from home?
by fuyu
Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: indefinite pet sitting
Replies: 47
Views: 7272

Re: indefinite pet sitting

They _might_ think that this is a favour for you (they love and wish to be with the puppy full time so you are so lucky to have this). I don't think so? They know that I wouldn't want to adopt a cat or dog because I don't want the responsibility if that counts. And every morning, I say that even fo...
by fuyu
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: indefinite pet sitting
Replies: 47
Views: 7272

Re: indefinite pet sitting

@halfmoon: For me, part of friendship is thinking that if this task doesn't inconvenience me much, but it would inconvenience my friend a lot if I say no, I should say yes. In general, not just with the puppy. This seems harmless? I really don't mind at all if its something I think is minor. Each ti...
by fuyu
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: indefinite pet sitting
Replies: 47
Views: 7272

Re: indefinite pet sitting

Forgot to ask, what would be a reasonable time to give them to find a professional pet sitter to replace me? Two weeks? Not sure how long it would normally take to find someone