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by saving-10-years
Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: How to raise a large family and be ERE?
Replies: 30
Views: 1966

Re: How to raise a large family and be ERE?

@redhare Maybe look into the Tightwad Gazette family for evidence of what can be done? See for example https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUFyD-FTf-E Costs of transport and housing are marginal costs (each additional child need not cost much more) unless you want them to have one bedroom, one gaming co...
by saving-10-years
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Buying & Selling Homes Like An Expert
Replies: 13
Views: 864

Re: Buying & Selling Homes Like An Expert

Good questions but the answers are going to depend on what type of property you are interested in. We have bought two houses for ourselves, helped find properties (2) for my mother and bought one rental. The properties we bought for ourselves were both in a bad decorative state because we knew how t...
by saving-10-years
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Cooking beans
Replies: 28
Views: 921

Re: Cooking beans

@Bankai If you are in the UK have you noticed that bean varieties (esp. canned but also dried) are getting more and more limited in regular supermarkets. It is now almost a case of kidney beans or chickpeas take your pick. You might be able to get haricot or butter beans in tins but lots of other va...
by saving-10-years
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Beliefs, Preferences and Delusions
Replies: 77
Views: 3495

Re: Beliefs, Preferences and Delusions

@Riggerjack Have you come across the Great Crested Newt? Its a protected species in the EU and only recently its been decided in the UK that it won't be necessary to spend large amounts of money tracking down every single newt and rehoming it before starting building work, as long as the larger colo...
by saving-10-years
Thu May 31, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: vexed's ERE journey from the very beginning!
Replies: 279
Views: 50673

Re: vexed's ERE journey from the very beginning!

NCT = Natural Childbirth Trust. They raise a lot of their funds by selling for commission new and newly new babies/children's items. Link shows you how to find one near you https://nct.org.uk/branches/events/nearly-new-sales You can also sell the things that junior did not get to wear there too. Exp...
by saving-10-years
Wed May 30, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: vexed's ERE journey from the very beginning!
Replies: 279
Views: 50673

Re: vexed's ERE journey from the very beginning!

Congrats, she looks lovely and will be grown out of that baby gro in no time. Do you belong to any NCT groups or such? We made some long term friends in these groups and its lovely to see your baby grow up with others. When you only have one its easy to over-think/over-fear so some peer group compar...
by saving-10-years
Tue May 08, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Travel Tips
Replies: 11
Views: 759

Re: Travel Tips

I went to Barcelona for a conference a few years back. Two things I particularly enjoyed (in the short space of time available). The conference was in the Science Museum (CosmoCaixa), not central and I was able to visit its stunning rainforest (small scale but fantastic enclosed space with rainfores...
by saving-10-years
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Loan to a family member
Replies: 24
Views: 1239

Re: Loan to a family member

My mother gave my sister the money needed to pay for sister's partner's half of the family home when the relationship broke down. This avoided my sister having to get a mortgage and they agreed that the rate would be less than the bank would charge and what my sister could afford on rather her part-...
by saving-10-years
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: How to be optimistic all the time? Presenting genuinely v. happily
Replies: 50
Views: 2342

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

I wish @THF luck and hope he finds what he needs. I wonder from his posts here and some while he was in NYC whether there is a compare and contrast thing happening. His real life friends and other information sources he enjoys are more upbeat and optimistic and relaxing that we are? Maybe that is wh...
by saving-10-years
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Halfmoon's journal
Replies: 517
Views: 57549

Re: Halfmoon's journal

what does 'in-cared for house' mean? Oops. Shoddy proofreading. Should be 'uncared for house'. Only bought two houses to live in ourselves over past 35 years and this description applies to both. This house had missing windows, freezer fallen through the floor, cute 'fixes' of damp walls by moving ...
by saving-10-years
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Halfmoon's journal
Replies: 517
Views: 57549

Re: Halfmoon's journal

Thanks for that. I think your DH thinks that its not that gripping because he knows what comes next? Anyhow its interesting to me. When we bought our in-cared for house in the country with farm buildings (having been townies all our lives) we became familiar with the term 'agricultural repair'. This...
by saving-10-years
Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Halfmoon's journal
Replies: 517
Views: 57549

Re: Halfmoon's journal

@halfmoon Well some of us (I am conscious of me doing this) lurk and spinkle messages around in other people's threads and never do an update on our own. But as the fanbase for halfmoon's journal is huge I am one of many who are happy you have yet more updates in the pipeline. Real life sounds like ...
by saving-10-years
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: HELLO EVERYONE FROM PORTLAND OREGON !!!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 608

Re: HELLO EVERYONE FROM PORTLAND OREGON !!!!!

@JP Thanks for the link. @Dropout 'who cares?' Well I guess I do. It makes me wonder how many forums you drop into from time to time to publicise your own blog. So many that you forget which ones you came to previously I guess. Your post stats so far: 53 messages. 8 were within last couple of days (...
by saving-10-years
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Bridging loan before access to pension at 55??
Replies: 10
Views: 702

Re: Bridging loan before access to pension at 55??

@dessie360 most people here once they get to FI stage are at the work in progress/flexible mindset too. You said you don't want to work ever/at all - the 'hard' mode - so that certainly coloured my advice. Sounds like you have a local government/public sector pension pot and are currently around age...
by saving-10-years
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Bridging loan before access to pension at 55??
Replies: 10
Views: 702

Re: Bridging loan before access to pension at 55??

@dessie360 I would suggest you keep careful records of spending and see how low you can go so you know what your buffer is. If you own your own home and have spare rooms then you could work out how much you could rent out for to bridge gap. We have had student lodgers in the past and also for severa...
by saving-10-years
Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: The Rise of Plastic Surgery in America?
Replies: 35
Views: 1812

Re: The Rise of Plastic Surgery in America?

There was a programme on BBC Radio 4 last week which looked at the work of Jonathan Yeo (an artist who paints cosmetic surgery in progress). Exhibition coming up. Two things came up in his conversations with the plastic surgeon (Dr Berry) that were interesting to this discussion. He tells about anot...
by saving-10-years
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Firearm Recommendations
Replies: 135
Views: 5928

Re: Firearm Recommendations

@RJ Thanks for the answers. Totally understand. Especially the bit about thinking of what people you grew up around might do/be capable of. I feel that it might sound like I am picking on @Mr_I but when he suggested that killing the intruder by shooting him through a wall sounded like a positive res...
by saving-10-years
Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Firearm Recommendations
Replies: 135
Views: 5928

Re: Firearm Recommendations

@ffj Yes, I am getting the idea now. The robbers have guns, the householders have guns, its not that unusual a thing there. (And they could even be an investment).
by saving-10-years
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Firearm Recommendations
Replies: 135
Views: 5928

Re: Firearm Recommendations

@ffj I understand what you are saying and if you have used guns most of your life and/or are aware of what they can do, trained in use and have skill using them (and know how to keep the people around you safe) I don't have a problem. Its a case of using a tool you already have and are expert with t...
by saving-10-years
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Firearm Recommendations
Replies: 135
Views: 5928

Re: Firearm Recommendations

(From the UK) this discussion just seems a little strange. @MrImperceptible is planning to spend several hundred dollars to buy something which he may not (in fact expects never to have to) use. I would understand better if he already enjoyed using guns in other contexts or had training, or planned ...