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by EdithKeeler
Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: A Jacob Mention
Replies: 125
Views: 6376

Re: A Jacob Mention

Wow... this thread took a turn. I haven't been reading the boards as much lately, but it's interesting that some other conversations are referred to here. I'm not all that into the whole--I'm going to call it the "Uber-philosophy" behind ERE, although I find much of it interesting and some...
by EdithKeeler
Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Suomalaisen Päiväkirja
Replies: 585
Views: 119649

Re: Suomalaisen Päiväkirja

Great Pride Month post!
by EdithKeeler
Tue Jun 08, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Semi-retirement locations?
Replies: 19
Views: 2479

Re: Semi-retirement locations?

Tennessee would fit the bill nicely, even if you moved to more expensive Nashville. DBF just bought a studio condo in downtown Memphis with a kick-ass view of the river for $120K. I was comparing what a bargain it was to Nashville, where I found a similar one--a little bigger--for about $380K. Tenne...
by EdithKeeler
Tue Jun 08, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: A Jacob Mention
Replies: 125
Views: 6376

A Jacob Mention

Not sure if this is a rerun--Marketwatch often reruns/re-dates their columns--but I don't recall reading this before. Jacob is mentioned as "One blogger claims to have lived on $7,000 a year or less for a decade. Another says his family of five lives on $40,000 a year and spent just $296 on gro...
by EdithKeeler
Sun Jun 06, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Too Old To Retire "Young"
Replies: 554
Views: 137301

Re: Too Old To Retire "Young"

Thought it was about time for a check-in. I thought I’d last checked in on this journal at the end of March, but it turns out it was January! Wow! Time flies when you’re not having any fun… OK, I am having a little fun. Thankfully Covid appears to be on the wane, I’m all vaxxed up and actually took ...
by EdithKeeler
Fri Mar 19, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 7Wannabe5- Take 7- The Money Dimple
Replies: 314
Views: 29238

Re: 7Wannabe5- Take 7- The Money Dimple

Love the pics and the progress reports! Keep 'em coming!
by EdithKeeler
Fri Mar 12, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 7Wannabe5- Take 7- The Money Dimple
Replies: 314
Views: 29238

Re: 7Wannabe5- Take 7- The Money Dimple

More interesting news is I received both my first dose Covid vaccine and my approved building permit today!
WOOT to both!! I get my first dose tomorrow. I can't wait for life to get back to normal.
by EdithKeeler
Fri Mar 12, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: A Journey of Mindfulness--the Remaking of Life in Midstream.
Replies: 809
Views: 197737

Re: A Journey of Mindfulness--the Remaking of Life in Midstream.

Just listened Rush for the past 2 days while staring at excels. Small anecdote: My 70 YO boyfriend was running an errand and stopped by a little shop in his hometown. He had to ring the bell--the proprietor was in the back. Guy comes out, about DBF's age, with a ponytail--and says "So sorry! I...
by EdithKeeler
Fri Mar 12, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 7Wannabe5- Take 7- The Money Dimple
Replies: 314
Views: 29238

Re: 7Wannabe5- Take 7- The Money Dimple

Diet stuff is interesting, but more project, please!! :-) The photos of the cleaned up shed look AMAZING--you've done a lot of work and it shows. It's definitely cleaner than my garage at the moment. (I hear you on the weight woes--I recently signed up for Nutrisystem, which is RIDICULOUSLY expensiv...
by EdithKeeler
Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 7Wannabe5- Take 7- The Money Dimple
Replies: 314
Views: 29238

Re: 7Wannabe5- Take 7- The Money Dimple

Wow! What a project! Take lots and lots of pictures as you progress--I think we all are interested! I have a friend whose parents, at the start of their marriage, bought a dilapidated farmhouse in New Jersey. It had been built in the 1700's, and they talked about buying it for next to nothing and ca...
by EdithKeeler
Thu Feb 04, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: How much house is "enough"?
Replies: 53
Views: 6384

Re: How much house is "enough"?

I'll probably just get a used regular free-standing gas stove/oven at the habitat for humanity store or similar. People redecorate all the time, so there are some perfectly functional ones available.
Freecycle is excellent for stuff like this.
by EdithKeeler
Thu Jan 28, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Too Old To Retire "Young"
Replies: 554
Views: 137301

Re: Too Old To Retire "Young"

Had lunch with a friend of mine yesterday--he retired early at 60 a couple years ago and is pretty happy. He's got a little part time job he really enjoys for the social and fitness aspects, and on many occasions has commented on how stressful (he used to be in the same field as me) our job is. So I...
by EdithKeeler
Thu Jan 28, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Gamestop?
Replies: 190
Views: 11018

Re: Gamestop?

Oh, sorry. I don't follow that thread--too long!
by EdithKeeler
Thu Jan 28, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Gamestop?
Replies: 190
Views: 11018

Gamestop?

Anyone here following the GameStop/Reddit saga? Thoughts? I had wondered why Blackberry's stock had shot up, and didn't realize it was part of this deal as well. My only thought is that I wish I'd gotten in on it.... It looks like the Redditors are looking for other funds/stocks to exploit, and appa...
by EdithKeeler
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Wannabe's Numbers
Replies: 10
Views: 869

Re: Wannabe's Numbers

Welcome! You have a great start, especially for your age.
by EdithKeeler
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Too Old To Retire "Young"
Replies: 554
Views: 137301

Re: Too Old To Retire "Young"

I'm making lentils and rice right now, which inspired me to post for the first time in a while. Who can eat lentils without thinking about Jacob? I’m making mujadara. I can’t recall if Jacob technically made that, or put his own spin on it; I love it, but I always make enough fried onions for the wh...
by EdithKeeler
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Health Insurance--a rant
Replies: 19
Views: 2850

Re: Health Insurance--a rant

Why count your HSA contribution as part of the healthcare expense? That is tax sheltered money you don't have to spend. Well, one way or another, if I have to have health treatment, I have to pay for it. I generally pay run-of-the-mill stuff as I go and don't take it out of teh HSA, but this year I...
by EdithKeeler
Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What are you eating today? Cooking inspiration!
Replies: 156
Views: 31831

Re: What are you eating today? Cooking inspiration!

Making enchiladas. These ones, but with cheese--I highly recommend. Her enchilada sauce is easy and way way better than buying prepared.
https://www.budgetbytes.com/snap-challe ... nchiladas/
by EdithKeeler
Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Health Insurance--a rant
Replies: 19
Views: 2850

Health Insurance--a rant

I always joke--although it's not really a joke--that we're all working for health insurance. it's actually pretty true for many of us here in the United States. We're getting ready to have open enrollment at work, and we got advance notice that they're passing even more costs on to us. So my premium...