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by EdithKeeler
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Too Old To Retire "Young"
Replies: 499
Views: 103207

Met with a Financial Planner Today

So yeah, I met with a financial planner today. Initial meeting; won't be going back because CLEARLY I don't have enough money for him to bother with... but also, apparently, I'm doing everything right. We talked about my 401k balance, and he offered to manage it if I leave employment (thought, but d...
by EdithKeeler
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: How to last another 3 yrs at my job? Advice?
Replies: 73
Views: 2689

Re: How to last another 3 yrs at my job? Advice?

I could have written your original post when I was 38. Except for they money part. I hadn’t been smart enough to save much. Flash forward to age 55, and I’m still sort of in the same boat, except for the money part, because I finally got smart. What I can tell you, in my role as your future self, is...
by EdithKeeler
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 7Wannabe5-Take 5
Replies: 210
Views: 25989

Re: 7Wannabe5-Take 5

Not that my opinion matters, but I think you made a good call on this.
Me, too. It makes sense to leverage your current assets to build up your nest egg, and you can do other things around it, too. From what I’ve heard, teachers get some pretty sweet pensions, too.
by EdithKeeler
Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Emma, office worker of the future
Replies: 5
Views: 503

Emma, office worker of the future

Saw this today, and I’m afraid I saw a bit of myself in her dead, red eyes and pasty skin: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.huffpost.com/entry/emma-office-work-prediction_l_5dd6ae88e4b0fc53f20f5c06/amp Kind of timely for me, too, as I’ve been reading “Dying for. a Paycheck,” by Jeffery Pfeffer. And ...
by EdithKeeler
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: The KonMari method
Replies: 86
Views: 15236

Re: The KonMari method

@jacob: it’s that cheap tp you’re buying! 😁 I confess: I only did it once, but it worked ok.
by EdithKeeler
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: The KonMari method
Replies: 86
Views: 15236

Re: The KonMari method

Used toilet paper rolls are great for starting seeds for transplantation. Just sayin.
by EdithKeeler
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: The KonMari method
Replies: 86
Views: 15236

Re: The KonMari method

By the way, my favorite thing on her website is a “shiatsu stick.” It’s literally A WOODEN STICK. For $12. And it’s SOLD OUT.

Damn. I’ll take my penknife for an afternoon walk into the woods and will come out a millionaire! 😁
by EdithKeeler
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: The KonMari method
Replies: 86
Views: 15236

Re: The KonMari method

I saw a piece on this this morning and was like “ the woman who told you to get rid of your crap is selling you more crap?” I guess HER crap sparks joy, other people’s crap doesn’t. When I see stuff like this, and more about the Kardasshians in the news, it just makes me want to go live in the Unibo...
by EdithKeeler
Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: So I splurged and got a Kindle Oasis 3 :)
Replies: 25
Views: 1035

Re: So I splurged and got a Kindle Oasis 3 :)

OTOH, I think/intuit that this will be a short lived phase of publishing, like unto the era when novels were published as serials in periodicals, because the "message" is not yet taking full advantage of the "medium." So what do you see coming next? After this phase? I think about this a lot, and I...
by EdithKeeler
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: So I splurged and got a Kindle Oasis 3 :)
Replies: 25
Views: 1035

Re: So I splurged and got a Kindle Oasis 3 :)

I have, I’m embarrassed to say, 6 Kindles. I have my original Kindle keyboard. I think it was the second version that came out. I keep it for sentimental reasons.... I have one I bought for my mom, which she used for a while, but recently gave back to me. I have one I bought DBF, but he hates readin...
by EdithKeeler
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: ERE compliant marriage age
Replies: 25
Views: 2236

Re: ERE compliant marriage age

A gal who ran a BnB in southwest rural Ireland would say your relationship with your DBF is perfect. One day I saw this random man at her place. He lives in his own house on the other side of the farm. They see each other every few days and had been married around 50 years. She said this arrangemen...
by EdithKeeler
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: ERE compliant marriage age
Replies: 25
Views: 2236

Re: ERE compliant marriage age

This is not an excuse, rather an explanation. Growing up in a rural, conservative area in the 1970s/1980s; getting married was just the default. Though marrying at age 21 is embarrassing young to admit; at the time, I was considered old. My acts of rebellion included keeping and using my maiden nam...
by EdithKeeler
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: ERE compliant marriage age
Replies: 25
Views: 2236

Re: ERE compliant marriage age

I don’t understand why anyone would want to get married. Especially after a certain age. I don’t know that many people with happy marriages, and money is usually an issue in the marriage or when they want to split.
by EdithKeeler
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Recommendation for a New Laptop for Wife
Replies: 27
Views: 2707

Re: Recommendation for a New Laptop for Wife

I'm a huge Chromebook fan. I've used a Chromebook for years, and haven't looked back. Long battery life, nothing gets lost because it's all on the cloud, I think the word processor and spreadsheet apps do everything I want, and it's speedy for websurfing. And if you spill a coke on it, it's replacea...
by EdithKeeler
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Too Old To Retire "Young"
Replies: 499
Views: 103207

Re: Too Old To Retire "Young"

So another month has gone by; I still kind of hate my new job.I actually sort of like it, too--DBF says I'm a masochist, and he might be right. A little. I like the "action" of it, that there's stuff going on, that I'm not just sitting in a cube looking at screens--except i actually do a ton of that...
by EdithKeeler
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Dopamine Fasting Challenge
Replies: 10
Views: 736

Re: Dopamine Fasting Challenge

Wasn’t it Lucretius who suggested he could get his nutrition from enemas rather than eating? I distinctly remember that (somebody writing it, anyway) from my Great Books course.

Who says the liberal arts are worthless, when you can learn stuff like that! 😁
by EdithKeeler
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Systems Thinking
Replies: 12
Views: 774

Re: Systems Thinking

5th discipline is systems theory for dummies :lol:
So you understand my problem.....
by EdithKeeler
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 7Wannabe5-Take 5
Replies: 210
Views: 25989

Re: 7Wannabe5-Take 5

I really don’t get your analogies, and I think all this personality typing is a bit too intense on this board (sorry....it’s interesting, but not everything) but your scenario sounds very much like 2 of my best friends. Both feel trapped in marriages that aren’t meeting their needs. One husband is a...
by EdithKeeler
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Systems Thinking
Replies: 12
Views: 774

Re: Systems Thinking

a Scientific Pantheist ish type like me. Yeah... just like all the insurance middle managers I’ll be working with on this project! 😁 Like, does it have pictures? 😂 Thanks, everyone, for the suggestions. I ordered a few of these, and a couple more I found. I’ll jam something out for them to look at....
by EdithKeeler
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Systems Thinking
Replies: 12
Views: 774

Systems Thinking

Anyone recommend some good, BASIC books on systems thinking and practical applications? I’ve been tapped to lead a project team at work, and I’ve had a couple conversations with colleagues about systems and got blank looks. I know a little—probably just enough to be dangerous—and definitely not enou...