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by Dave
Thu Jan 26, 2023 2:35 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Furniture Free Living
Replies: 18
Views: 1112

Re: Furniture Free Living

@7

I like your style, seems really cozy. Perhaps ascetic from the furniture perspective, but still very homey from the other nice touches...especially warm muffins!
by Dave
Wed Jan 25, 2023 7:52 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Would 20M Radically Increase Your Happiness?
Replies: 46
Views: 2357

Re: Would 20M Radically Increase Your Happiness?

@Humanofearth Haha off topic but still of interest to me! Yeah, I recall hearing that - the structure of the stomach region dictates how many "packs" you can have. I suppose my point was that for people with a potential for a 6 pack currently sitting with 4, they need to cut off a little m...
by Dave
Wed Jan 25, 2023 3:46 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Alcohol moderation
Replies: 152
Views: 34812

Re: Alcohol moderation

Nice @Salathor! I didn't comment upthread, but I've been avoiding alcohol since last October. Wasn't drinking much before that, but decided to completely stop the pattern of having several drinks every few months. The benefits discussed upthread apply for me. So far, no desire to resume. #teetotal20...
by Dave
Wed Jan 25, 2023 11:33 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Dave's Journal - documenting the path to FI
Replies: 96
Views: 30800

Re: Dave's Journal - documenting the path to FI

All settled on this little sojourn into the warmth and sunshine. Our rental is furnished, but had to source an additional monitor for DW's work setup. Luckily there is a robust Craigslist market and store base for such things. The biggest challenge is the schedule: we are maintaining CST hours being...
by Dave
Wed Jan 25, 2023 11:18 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 1592
Views: 219467

Re: The Education of Axel Heyst

I'm only up to reading 2005's journal but I'm already spotting patterns and trends that I didn't realize went back so far. As in, change the names and specific details, and I've been living one story on repeat since the early oughts. Super interesting stuff. I'm starting to connect some dots that I...
by Dave
Wed Jan 25, 2023 11:10 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!
Replies: 1047
Views: 209407

Re: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!

Nice to see you back @THF.

Hope this job search goes well.
by Dave
Wed Jan 25, 2023 10:59 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Would 20M Radically Increase Your Happiness?
Replies: 46
Views: 2357

Re: Would 20M Radically Increase Your Happiness?

Having $20M would barely change my hapiness at all in what it could do for me. It would open some doors, but those doors are deep into diminishing returns territory. The only thing it would be is a signifier that I am achieiving success in an activity (investing) that I enjoy. Probably similar to go...
by Dave
Wed Jan 25, 2023 10:46 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: White Belt's Military Journey to FI
Replies: 323
Views: 66104

Re: White Belt's Military Journey to FI

Sorry to hear about your ennui/difficulties @whitebelt.

Never had your specific work setup challenges, but I've had phases with some of those feelings and it can be tough. I'm hopeful the next phase of work/life for you is kinder w.r.t schedule.
by Dave
Wed Jan 25, 2023 10:41 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Furniture Free Living
Replies: 18
Views: 1112

Re: Furniture Free Living

@bostonimproper Really appreciate that response, lots of good things to think about! I'm staying in a short-term rental with a couch-coffee table setup that should allow me to test that out. To the lab! If you think to, I'd be interested in hearing where you land with the floor mattress setup. I've ...
by Dave
Mon Jan 23, 2023 10:40 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Furniture Free Living
Replies: 18
Views: 1112

Re: Furniture Free Living

@bostonimproper Very interesting! So what is your sitting setup/posture like? Are you sitting cross-legged on the floor with your arms/elbow at a 90 degre angle to keyboard? And elevated monitor to eye level? Back mostly straight? Did this take a while to get acclimated to? I'm curious re. your comm...
by Dave
Fri Jan 20, 2023 5:13 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Priority 1: Health
Replies: 33
Views: 4864

Re: Priority 1: Health

Right on, I relate to that. Nice, sounds like a good setup! I switched to a chest/shoulder/tri and back/bi/legs/core split, 3 sessions per week total (so 1.5x per muscle group per week) with total weekly volume per muscle group somewhere 7-14 rather than 10-20, BUT much higher intensity via reverse ...
by Dave
Fri Jan 20, 2023 5:05 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Lemur Journal!
Replies: 860
Views: 203085

Re: Lemur Journal!

Ugh, yeah frustrating stuff @Lemur.

@theanimal

That's fascinating, will check that out. I give blood periodically anyways, haha, adds another yield to the activity ;).
by Dave
Fri Jan 20, 2023 5:01 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Decentralizing FI for strategic reasons?
Replies: 98
Views: 5708

Re: Decentralizing FI for strategic reasons?

Appreciate the ongoing commentary here, good stuff. You sneaky SoB, going from 10x v 50x to 10x v 100x... Hahaha, you caught me :-P. Nah, I reread what I said and I wasn’t very clear there. Embedded in the $750K-1M comment was supposed to be a note that I was taking 50x of a somewhat higher level of...
by Dave
Fri Jan 20, 2023 11:32 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Lemur Journal!
Replies: 860
Views: 203085

Re: Lemur Journal!

@Lemur We're hearing more and more about PFAS contamination, aren't we? I haven't dug much into it, but it seems troubling. Did you read one of the articles circulating about the freshwater fish PFAS content? Really sucks. I'm not much of a fisher, but have thought about getting back into it as a fo...
by Dave
Thu Jan 19, 2023 9:13 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Decentralizing FI for strategic reasons?
Replies: 98
Views: 5708

Re: Decentralizing FI for strategic reasons?

Right on AH, got it. Well, if not already clear from my comments above I really like what you fleshed out there! What you proposed seems to me to be the most robust way to approach semiERE as it seems to be the best of both worlds, with just a timing emphasis of skills before financial capital. I co...
by Dave
Thu Jan 19, 2023 6:06 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Decentralizing FI for strategic reasons?
Replies: 98
Views: 5708

Re: Decentralizing FI for strategic reasons?

Ah, thanks for the clarification AH, appreciate that and apologize for any strawman and irrelevant comments. I must have forgotten or never fully understood what was meant by semiERE. I didn't realize it was purely a sequence thing - I didn't realize FI was an explicit goal of semiERE and that it ju...
by Dave
Thu Jan 19, 2023 5:28 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Urbanhomesteader's Journal
Replies: 20
Views: 1599

Re: Urbanhomesteader's Journal

Hi @Urbanhomesteader, nice to read your journal. I also have been doing Yoga With Adrienne... Hah, I used to do Adrienne's yoga sessions back in ~2015-2017! Good times, always liked those, although I never got very good :lol: . To summarize, I have a bad case of "should-itis" combined with...
by Dave
Thu Jan 19, 2023 5:08 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Decentralizing FI for strategic reasons?
Replies: 98
Views: 5708

Re: Decentralizing FI for strategic reasons?

Skills and stash. Amen to that. The ole "Do both!" Good stuff. And to your prior comment, definitely agree that more options being there and available is good. It's been really cool to see these other alternatives get fleshed out. I'm not much of an innovator and I really respect all of y...
by Dave
Thu Jan 19, 2023 4:46 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Decentralizing FI for strategic reasons?
Replies: 98
Views: 5708

Re: Decentralizing FI for strategic reasons?

@7wb5/@jacob’s 2nd point is one that I haven’t heard a compelling answer to from the semiERE crowd. Odds are such an approach will be just fine, at least for a very long time. But people do sometimes develop very serious conditions that massively change resource requirements even early in life, and ...
by Dave
Thu Jan 19, 2023 2:49 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Decentralizing FI for strategic reasons?
Replies: 98
Views: 5708

Re: Decentralizing FI for strategic reasons?

it's that most people simply aren't even trying to get past WL5 optimizer stage, because why? I appreciate the thought put into this post and think it covers some interesting ground and presents an interesting approach (decentralizing FI). The follow-up comments make sense to me too, especially @ja...