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by Gilberto de Piento
Wed May 05, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Gilberto de Piento's Journal
Replies: 467
Views: 129973

Re: Gilberto de Piento's Journal

not sure wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 11:44 pm
some good reads on tax strategies in early retirement here:
https://www.madfientist.com/archives/
Thanks! I will check it out.
by Gilberto de Piento
Tue May 04, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Road Goes on Forever--Sometimes in Circles
Replies: 68
Views: 2528

Re: The Road Goes on Forever--Sometimes in Circles

I am now at the point where adding ac back feels like I’m losing and that is driving me mad and sending me into flight mode as I think about one hundred and one different ways to win at this—none of them feasible for a home built in early 2000s with very cheap materials. I didn't realize the house ...
by Gilberto de Piento
Tue May 04, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Road Goes on Forever--Sometimes in Circles
Replies: 68
Views: 2528

Re: The Road Goes on Forever--Sometimes in Circles

Living without an AC has become anxiety inducing. I first bought a single hose portable AC... Disclaimer: the following is just my opinion based on a limited set of facts. I'm concerned that the one year without AC challenge is very risky with little reward for you or the environment. I think you m...
by Gilberto de Piento
Tue May 04, 2021 7:55 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Gilberto de Piento's Journal
Replies: 467
Views: 129973

Re: Gilberto de Piento's Journal

April 2021 Spending was up a little due to a car problem, going to the doctor, and a lot of driving I couldn't avoid. The market is still going crazy so the net worth is looking good. It's felt like a bubble for years but I'm just not thinking about it now. I'm not sure what else to do. I'm still t...
by Gilberto de Piento
Sat May 01, 2021 7:45 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Which covid vaccine would you pick?
Replies: 24
Views: 1168

Re: Which covid vaccine would you pick?

Another question I have is why there are so many widely-experienced side effects from these vaccines? I'm talking about the nausea, migraine, fatigue, etc. I have never had a vaccine reaction in my life, and (knock on wood) same for my kids? But they seem par for the course for the covid vaccine. F...
by Gilberto de Piento
Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Gilberto de Piento's Journal
Replies: 467
Views: 129973

Re: Gilberto de Piento's Journal

Hey Gilberto, fantastic to see the progress you've made, kudos! What's this stuff about a unicorn car? I am intrigued! Thanks, I appreciate it! "Unicorn" is just shorthand for something that is really difficult, probably impossible to find. A unicorn for me would be a car that has relativ...
by Gilberto de Piento
Thu Apr 29, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Cutting down your own tree?
Replies: 11
Views: 483

Re: Cutting down your own tree?

Are you sure you need to cut the tree down? I'm guessing this is coming up because of the posts in the fixit log. I am far from an expert but I don't think every water pipe gets wrecked by an trees growing above. For example, a new PVC pipe is going to hold up better against roots than a 100 year ol...
by Gilberto de Piento
Thu Apr 29, 2021 7:48 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: I made a knife
Replies: 20
Views: 724

Re: I made a knife

Thats incredible! Really interesting project, thanks for sharing.
by Gilberto de Piento
Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Bodyweight exercises
Replies: 27
Views: 1060

Re: Bodyweight exercises

This is simple and covers a lot: https://www.reddit.com/r/bodyweightfitness/wiki/minroutine. You do it three times per week. Lunges, push ups, rows, plank shoulder taps. You do need some sort of equipment to do the rows but they give examples of how to do it hanging from a table, etc. It's someplace...
by Gilberto de Piento
Tue Apr 27, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Something From Nothing Log
Replies: 694
Views: 178213

Re: Something From Nothing Log

I preserved some time and energy by NOT picking up a trailer from the curb this week. It was a Schwinn that was missing both a wheel and the bar to pull it but otherwise seemed nice enough. I tried to sell a Burley that was missing pieces last year and eventually had to put it back on the curb for t...
by Gilberto de Piento
Mon Apr 26, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: COVID topic vol 2
Replies: 868
Views: 58329

Re: COVID topic vol 2

I have a friend (had, really) who won't speak to me any more except to tell me how stupid I am and how disappointed she is in me for getting vaccinated. I'm thinking we had an asymmetrical "friendship". So in a sense covid vaccine = refuse to vote for HRC. The latter was the last time pri...
by Gilberto de Piento
Sat Apr 24, 2021 7:35 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: A Journey of Mindfulness--the Remaking of Life in Midstream.
Replies: 721
Views: 181196

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

I passed through that area one time, its a very nice part of the country, though I try not to mention it too much lest it get ruined. Id like to recommend Northern Waters Smokehaus if you find yourself in Duluth. I have no idea what you like but I thought they had great sandwiches. They also have sm...
by Gilberto de Piento
Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Fixit Log
Replies: 283
Views: 66567

Re: Fixit Log

Thinking about replacing the front brakes on the Prius as a diy activity. It shouldn't be too bad if you have the necessary tools and work carefully. Some suggestions: 1. Don't work on it with a deadline, as in, give yourself plenty of time for it to take longer than expected 2. Have another workin...
by Gilberto de Piento
Wed Apr 21, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Gilberto de Piento's Journal
Replies: 467
Views: 129973

Re: Gilberto de Piento's Journal

It wasn’t burnout — we still had energy. It wasn’t depression — we didn’t feel hopeless. We just felt somewhat joyless and aimless. It turns out there’s a name for that: languishing.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/19/well ... shing.html
by Gilberto de Piento
Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Ella's Journal
Replies: 104
Views: 16727

Re: Ella's Journal

How well insulated/sealed is your house? You've discussed having problems keeping the house cool in hot weather and warm in cold weather. Having the house insulated and sealed against air movement up to modern standards, if not already done, will have a big impact on temps and comfort and will make ...
by Gilberto de Piento
Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:30 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Bitcoin on the rise
Replies: 477
Views: 94971

Re: Bitcoin on the rise

That is what I needed to know. Thanks everyone!
by Gilberto de Piento
Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Bitcoin on the rise
Replies: 477
Views: 94971

Re: Bitcoin on the rise

Thanks! That is very helpful. Another basic question: I am interested in buying (monthly dollar cost averaging) very small amounts into a basket of cryptocurrencies to hold long term. This would primarily be for the purpose of diversification since everything I have is in index funds. Am I right in ...
by Gilberto de Piento
Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Bitcoin on the rise
Replies: 477
Views: 94971

Re: Bitcoin on the rise

To make sure I'm not missing something I have some very basic questions: If you buy cryptocurrency and don't sell it then there is no impact to your taxes, right? If you buy cryptocurrency and sell for a profit after one year then long term capitol gains tax applies? If you buy cryptocurrency and se...
by Gilberto de Piento
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: m741's ERE Journal
Replies: 667
Views: 172718

Re: m741's ERE Journal

Thanks for the update, I'm happy things are going well for you other than the work stress. I've also been accumulating supplies, doing some woodworking to build a comfortable bed in the back of my minivan (I'm not a big fan of tent camping - many campgrounds can be pretty noisy). It seems like avoid...
by Gilberto de Piento
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What is the most useful journaling exercise?
Replies: 15
Views: 744

Re: What is the most useful journaling exercise?

Bullet journals are a thing. I don't know anything about them other than they seem really complicated and designed to get you to buy expensive pens, ink, and notebooks using amazon links. :lol: Just being cynical, something to look into, especially if you are the arts/crafts type.