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by Egg
Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:08 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Career advice for a 25 year old
Replies: 12
Views: 3209

Re: Career advice for a 25 year old

Specifically, no. But from a practical standpoint, I don't think you will find the answer through research and theorizing, but only through trial-and-error. So head down the first path that seems reasonably decent, but give yourself permission to change or reverse course after a year or few. Fair c...
by Egg
Sat Aug 06, 2016 4:44 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Career advice for a 25 year old
Replies: 12
Views: 3209

Career advice for a 25 year old

Shamelessly ripping off Noided's thread because you're all such a bunch of wise owls -25 years old -Undergrad in Theology (2.i) from Cambridge (Mickey Mouse degree from a well-respected uni) -Four years as military officer but now being medically discharged so no further opportunity there -Decent at...
by Egg
Sat Jul 02, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 332
Views: 57187

Re: Brexit

I've already worked for 20 years while Dutchmen have been able to "waltz" into the UK so I feel I've already done "my bit". Unless those 20 years were in the Netherlands, I disagree that you've done "your bit" for the Dutch. The British, for whom you have done your bit, are presumably more than hap...
by Egg
Sat Jul 02, 2016 2:23 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 332
Views: 57187

Re: Brexit

I see no leaver has disputed my earlier post from today about Netherlands immigration. So do you admit that some British people that would have been able to live in Europe may not be able to do so in future? And are you happy about that? I think it's fair enough that you shouldn't be able just to r...
by Egg
Sat Jul 02, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 332
Views: 57187

Re: Brexit

They are on the far right but they do seem to have made inroads into Labours voter base, which is very strange really. One of my sons friends is a UKIP voter however if you knew anything about his background he should be Labour through and through. This article may go part way to explaining that. h...
by Egg
Mon Jun 27, 2016 5:17 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 332
Views: 57187

Re: Brexit

Maybe you don't care about that, but it is the number 1 concern for me. I am concerned that you don't seen to appreciate the compromise inherent in democracy and about your mistaken impression that the country is obliged to vote line with your personal priorities. I might be alright as I'm reasonab...
by Egg
Sun Jun 26, 2016 2:44 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 332
Views: 57187

Re: Brexit

What about our freedom to live where we want in Europe? Did you ever consider that? Of course. I'm slightly offended by what seems to be a fairly prevalent view in the Remain camp that Brexit supporters only voted that way because they didn't think about the decision carefully enough or were too st...
by Egg
Fri Jun 24, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 332
Views: 57187

Re: Brexit

Its not only @vexed87 that you can blame (here) for this. I also voted leave So did I. Still utterly shocked by the result though, even though it gave me almost 4% increase in value of investments, which should make me cheerful. Really uneasy about what we've done here, though. Doesn't mean it was ...
by Egg
Thu Jun 23, 2016 3:29 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 332
Views: 57187

Re: Brexit

Much as I enjoy the political theatre, I'll be very surprised if the vote doesn't go the way of Remain.
by Egg
Sun Jun 05, 2016 6:51 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: C40's Journal
Replies: 1043
Views: 235918

Re: C40's Journal

Awesome work C40. I've been following along your journal now and again since I joined this site, so I feel excited for you to see you hit a milestone like that. Great work on the graphs too!
by Egg
Fri Jun 03, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: SWR milestone record
Replies: 215
Views: 90163

Re: SWR milestone record

~12.5%
by Egg
Fri Jun 03, 2016 3:37 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Egg's journal
Replies: 75
Views: 19823

Re: Egg's journal

Okay, so I've been a bit lax with my journal here these past few months. I have been tracking my spending as usual, and even wrote up a brief summary of the months, but just never bothered to upload it here. To save a bit of time, I'll just post the headline financial figures for March, April and Ma...
by Egg
Fri Jun 03, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Egg's journal
Replies: 75
Views: 19823

Re: Egg's journal

Hey there Egg! Fellow Pole living abroad. I saw your posts in Bakai's journal and ended up reading yours from start to finish this morning. I too started my journey to FIRE in my mid 20's. My savings rate took nearly 3 years to get to the 50-60% range. I look forward to following your continued pro...
by Egg
Sun Mar 27, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Ginger1's Journal
Replies: 38
Views: 10383

Re: Ginger1's Journal

I also decided not to go back to university to do medicine - a decision which I'm still not sure was correct; it would have killed off any nearish-term ERE plans, but the pressures from every angle for a massive mortgage, holidays in the sun and privately educated children are likely to do the same...
by Egg
Sun Mar 27, 2016 5:57 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Greetings from Poland
Replies: 10
Views: 2545

Re: Greetings from Poland

Hi @TheoloniousMonk.

Lovely country Poland. I am a citizen and have lots of ties (including that my parents live there), but I have to say the current government over there concerns me. No desire to move to another country like so many Poles of our age?
by Egg
Fri Mar 18, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Ginger1's Journal
Replies: 38
Views: 10383

Re: Ginger1's Journal

Hey Ginger1. Sounds like you're ticking along well. Having now read your journal from the beginning, it sounds like you're often a bit hard on yourself. I think you should be pleased with that level of expenditure in London to be honest. You're more frugal than I am across the board, with the one ex...
by Egg
Sun Mar 13, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Egg's journal
Replies: 75
Views: 19823

Re: Egg's journal

Just read your journal from start to finish Egg, and a very enjoyable read it was. Congratulations on getting a place on the Civil Service Fast Stream. I've heard good things about it. I'm in London on a very similar salary to what you'll be starting on - and managing about 30-40% savings. Unfortun...
by Egg
Sun Mar 13, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Egg's journal
Replies: 75
Views: 19823

Re: Egg's journal

Ydobon wrote:Nah - Glasgow - but we got the win :D
You did, and a smashing victory at that. Consider my words eaten ;)
by Egg
Sun Mar 13, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Kiss & Don't Tell: explaining any unconventionality in our lives?
Replies: 20
Views: 3903

Re: Kiss & Don't Tell: explaining any unconventionality in our lives?

I think as with many things in life "it depends". There's not a one-size-fits-all way to interact with other people. I would recommend fuller disclosure for closer friends and family than for strangers on the street, with a whole sliding scale between, but beyond that weigh up the pros and cons of s...
by Egg
Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Average net worth of Americans -- this is a joke, right?
Replies: 79
Views: 17866

Re:

El Duderino wrote:It's certainly not as douchey, poseur and unintentionally funny as Johnny Depp's hilarious Sauvage cologne with Dior.
I had a sniff of that last time I went through Duty Free. I don't actually use cologne, but I thought it smelt nice. Whether there's a link between those two things, I don't know...