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by slowtraveler
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!
Replies: 919
Views: 143582

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

My mormon history teacher in high school: "ignorance is bliss." That language article claims India speaks English when only 10% of India's population speaks English. In light of this, it's leaving out the part of the world with half the human population so it's hard to take the article seriously. En...
by slowtraveler
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: SlowTraveler's Journal
Replies: 185
Views: 30490

Re: SlowTraveler's Journal

Thank you all for reading my journal, I appreciate every response. @cmirone12 Thanks for the recommendations, I'd love a list. I've kept hearing Ecuador come up as a place to see. Safe, green, and friendly. Those 4 regions you mentioned and the small size make it appear like a nature wonderland. I'l...
by slowtraveler
Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 1632
Views: 293713

Re: Investments Trade Log

Bought TSLA at 180. Took some off the table in the mid 200's after 50% gains. Maybe time to take some more off the table.
by slowtraveler
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ERE Experiment - Vagabonding On A Shoestring Budget
Replies: 650
Views: 102884

Re: ERE Experiment - Vagabonding On A Shoestring Budget

Good luxk with everything, I hope your wife heals quickly. I think winter weight gain is natural. Many animals do this to an extreme degree as winters (prior to modern food storage) were scarcer times. Fat is useful to survive the winters when scarce sunlight provides fewer calories at rhe base of t...
by slowtraveler
Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: SlowTraveler's Journal
Replies: 185
Views: 30490

Re: SlowTraveler's Journal

Thanks C40. I've read Harry's book and listened to Meditations on audiobook. I enjoyed reading the prior quote for some reflection and contrast. Life is much better now. I left CM and now I'm slow travelling, it's more enjoyable for the time. Stay a week to a month in most places. Long enough to coo...
by slowtraveler
Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: An American Millennial
Replies: 314
Views: 61525

Re: An American Millennial

Everybody's an individual. All the extra skills you've developed will show in how you approach and solve problems, how long it takes to solve a problem, and your stress levels in facing the unknown.
by slowtraveler
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: "direct indexing"?
Replies: 11
Views: 960

Re: "direct indexing"?

@Jacob I've seen them. Bogle has talked about this in "Common Sense on Mutual Funds". Around pages 425-435, his idea was to buy the 50 largest stocks in equal weight and make no subsequent changes. The increased after tax gains should be significant. The point is to make no subsequent changes and le...
by slowtraveler
Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ERE Experiment - Vagabonding On A Shoestring Budget
Replies: 650
Views: 102884

Re: Semi-ERE Experiment - Month 6 - Downsizing From 400 sqft to 50L Backpack

We all learn. No need to stress the purchase. You're already in a good place.

Like Seppia, I count the expense as a whole at time of purchase. I count selling it as income offsetting previous expenses.
by slowtraveler
Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Seppia's journal
Replies: 222
Views: 33573

Re: Seppia's journal

That's a beautiful sunset over the mountains. I'm glad you're having a good time. Work can make life more satisfying at times. About your concern on saving.. In theory, once you get to a 3% withdrawal rate, even if you're spending your whole salary, it allows more time for compounding. It virtually ...
by slowtraveler
Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: "direct indexing"?
Replies: 11
Views: 960

Re: "direct indexing"?

I find this article relevant and something I want to try. https://www.joshuakennon.com/sp-500s-dirty-little-secret/ Basically, buy the S&P 500 but in equal weight and with 0 subsequent changes. Hold all spin-offs. Reinvest privatized companies in the remaining components. Rebuy privatized companies ...
by slowtraveler
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Eating Healthy During Travels
Replies: 0
Views: 1298

Eating Healthy During Travels

I know there are many healthier people here than I. I've been really wanting to get healthier since travelling. I just ate street food the first year. The 2nd year, I cooked a tiny bit but still, mostly unhealthy. Now in my 3rd year, I'm no longer willing to compromise my health, I'm travelling and ...
by slowtraveler
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: John Greaney, forgotten pioneer of the FIRE movement
Replies: 11
Views: 3840

Re: John Greaney, forgotten pioneer of the FIRE movement

It seems he opened his eyes and realized he was in the 80% if cohorts where 4% isn't enough. We're often too conservative in this group so this is a helpful contribution to seeing the more likely situation. @Jacob 4% includes dividends, that chart excludes dividends so they seem an inappropriate com...
by slowtraveler
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Groceries on-the-go: my 'Two Bags' strategy
Replies: 11
Views: 2513

Re: Groceries on-the-go: my 'Two Bags' strategy

Conwy I gotta thank you for this thread. It's transformed my diet. I have been steadily building up a dry bag. Bread, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, Himalayan rock salt, fine iodized salt, roasted nuts, sunflower seeds, oatmeal, sugar, and cocoa. The olive oil, vinegar, and salt are so versatile fo...
by slowtraveler
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Seppia's journal
Replies: 222
Views: 33573

Re: Seppia's journal

That was a wonderful night, one of the highlights of Hanoi. That may have been the best pizza of my life- literally the only pizza I ever had without the temptation to add a centimeter layer of parmesan. We waddled home so full and happy from the great company and food. Thank you Seppia. Your life i...
by slowtraveler
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ERE Experiment - Vagabonding On A Shoestring Budget
Replies: 650
Views: 102884

Re: Semi-ERE Experiment - Month 5 - Unemployed, Now What?

A third of your budget is entertainment. That's wonderful. I could cut my budget by 33% as well if I stop eating out and travelling. But it improves my life so I keep my lifestyle unless a strong need to tighten down arises. The margin of safety provides slack to tighten should the need ever arise. ...
by slowtraveler
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Keeping spending low whilst travelling
Replies: 20
Views: 2467

Re: Keeping spending low whilst travelling

I am particularly fascinated about cooking as you travel. Do you cook indoors? At the park? It seems cooking indoors is quite risky in respect to causing a fire or creating unhealthy air compositions in the room you plan to sleep. Also, what do you bring for cooking? Pots and pans, quality utensils ...
by slowtraveler
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: May-December Relationships, In-Vitro Fertilization, Freezing Eggs, and Other Considerations
Replies: 114
Views: 10936

Re: May-December Relationships, In-Vitro Fertilization, Freezing Eggs, and Other Considerations

I had the same experience as Augustus. Dating a woman over 11 years my senior at 20 years old softened my heart and taught me how to trust, forgive, and love more fully. We're still close friends and I'm grateful for the experience. It's the way you talk about power dynamics as if that's the center ...
by slowtraveler
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: May-December Relationships, In-Vitro Fertilization, Freezing Eggs, and Other Considerations
Replies: 114
Views: 10936

Re: May-December Relationships, In-Vitro Fertilization, Freezing Eggs, and Other Considerations

Jacob's first paragraph gave me the best laugh I've had all day. Almost choked on my sunflower seeds. I agree with C40, Ego, Jacob, Wood, and probably a few others here. Be present with her. You're thinking way too much as a result of this. Enjoy it. You haven't met her yet. I think going somewhere ...
by slowtraveler
Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Groceries on-the-go: my 'Two Bags' strategy
Replies: 11
Views: 2513

Re: Groceries on-the-go: my 'Two Bags' strategy

I've started applying this strategy more now as I travel more again. Dry bag: Sunflower seeds Dried fruits Coffee for gf Salt Wet bag (no fridge so replaced every 1-2 days) Apples, all fruits Eggs -hardboil daily I'm okay with this so far. It's cheaper and healthier than always eating at restaurants...
by slowtraveler
Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Call Out to HSP INFJs: what makes you feel content/useful?
Replies: 45
Views: 4205

Re: Call Out to HSP INFJs: what makes you feel content/useful?

@Ego I have not read the book about neuroplasticity but I have read about and found the topic fascinating. From what I have read, it is easier in youth but look at Colonol Sanders buildig a global franchise in retirement age, anything is possible. Can I ask for some more radical examples of your gro...