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by slowtraveler
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: An American Millennial
Replies: 152
Views: 20250

Re: An American Millennial

I've been also playing with this idea to get a second job and learn something fun. I've started with Grasshopper which was really fast to get through and more of a refresher/intro into JS. Now, I'm playing with the Google's IT Teach Coursera series and having fun with the IT Automation course that t...
by slowtraveler
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Five Years, Lord Willing
Replies: 304
Views: 30078

Re: Five Years, Lord Willing

That's tragic. I also get curious about past friends. Hard not to compare but it makes me happy to not have a facebook. The important ones, I've kept in touch with most of them. I had a childhood friend die from speedballing (shooting ice melted into h) at 22. Mom found him foaming at the mouth on h...
by slowtraveler
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: What Do You Eat for Weight Loss?
Replies: 146
Views: 16330

Re: What Do You Eat for Weight Loss?

I weight around 10kg less than when I started this thread. Vegan and ketogenic diets were difficult to maintain long term and once I moved out, I stopped fasting for some time. I'm now fasting again to get healthier and lose more fat. In the end, my answer was to take a break from eating twice a wee...
by slowtraveler
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: How to be optimistic all the time? Presenting genuinely v. happily
Replies: 50
Views: 1852

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

@JP +1 I recall reading the 6 Pillars of Self Esteem and seeing how different the concept was so different than I had previously imagined. Self Esteem has 2 components: 1)A belief that one is deserving of happiness. 2)A belief in one's capacity to handle life's problems as they arise based on experi...
by slowtraveler
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: How to be optimistic all the time? Presenting genuinely v. happily
Replies: 50
Views: 1852

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

This is framing. What story do you make with the same facts? There's an infinite variety and it's your choice to frame your life how you desire. Try looking at your lot compared to the rest of humanity, compared to having nothing-0 friends/family/lovers/social skills (everyone hates you), 0 money (o...
by slowtraveler
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: your good and bad purchases
Replies: 39
Views: 2308

Re: your good and bad purchases

This is a fun one. Good: Plane ticket to Thailand-$280 something Flexible plane tickets and airbnb Computer, Fancy Phone every few 3 years 10% of clothes and books I've bought (ERE, SPIN Selling, Horse Sense, Poor Charlie's Almanack) Medical seeds back in a medical state Alcohol-I've enjoyed the 2 b...
by slowtraveler
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: An American Millennial
Replies: 152
Views: 20250

Re: An American Millennial

Does this mean you're feeling over teaching? Coding is harder than people make it out to be. But it's such a thrill to get code running right. Doing what you want. But it takes many hours of persevering and staring at a screen. I took a year of coding classes at community college and found it helpfu...
by slowtraveler
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Man Who Chases 2 Rabbits Catches None
Replies: 7
Views: 503

Heterotilic Goals

I've been resting on this topic and realized that fasting is a heterotilic goal- it progresses my health in many ways (hormone regulation, fat loss, increased cellular regeneration, increase lifespan, etc.), my wealth (less food consumed in a week, lower health expenses), and my relationships (less ...
by slowtraveler
Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Is there some rule of thumb for gauging additional spending in old age
Replies: 19
Views: 807

Re: Is there some rule of thumb for gauging additional spending in old age

I thought spending went down in old age most of the time except during those caretaker years. It's a hell of a lot cheaper for good health care in Mexico or Thailand.
by slowtraveler
Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Getting young adults to put their phones down and start thinking about personal finance
Replies: 9
Views: 691

Re: Getting young adults to put their phones down and start thinking about personal finance

Looking at my phone is what inspired me to learn. I listened to some Rich Dad Poor Dad, The Cash flow Quadrant, and other audio books on long drives to start here. I found the forum through the internet as well. Track spending on my phone via an Excel sheet. I can even invest from my phone.
by slowtraveler
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Health Insurance as a Dual Citizen
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Health Insurance as a Dual Citizen

I've been googling like crazy but can't find any information on this.

If someone has 2 passports and applies for travel health insurance using one citizenship, does that mean that travelling on the passport not applied from nulls the travel health insurance?
by slowtraveler
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Man Who Chases 2 Rabbits Catches None
Replies: 7
Views: 503

Re: Man Who Chases 2 Rabbits Catches None

I don't mean devoting 100% of my attention to a goal, more like directing 90% of my energy that's focused on changing my direction. Not trying to change too many things at once but still letting myself keep the monthly progress towards FI, seeing the world, etc. Stopping working or dating completely...
by slowtraveler
Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Man Who Chases 2 Rabbits Catches None
Replies: 7
Views: 503

Man Who Chases 2 Rabbits Catches None

I heard this quote years ago and it has helped me focus more efficiently. I choose one area of life to focus on and act on other areas out of inspiration/momentum. I've gotten wealth to a point I am very satisfied with. I do not have a job that is passionately inspiring but I have enough and am maki...
by slowtraveler
Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: SlowTraveler's Journal
Replies: 91
Views: 7407

Re: SlowTraveler's Journal

I've stayed in 2 hostels and haven't found them as fun as you did. Maybe hostel hopping would be more fun. I hadn't thought of it.

I'm staying in AirBnbs. I can get a private room in an apartment for the same price as sharing a room in the cheapest hostel I could find.
by slowtraveler
Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: SlowTraveler's Journal
Replies: 91
Views: 7407

Re: SlowTraveler's Journal

@Bryan I think Laos will be more fun for you. I was in Vientiane and I wouldn't recommend there. I hear Luang Prabang is more beautiful. Laos has many things imported from Thailand and China so it is a bit more expensive than what I was used to while having far less entertainment and infrastructure....
by slowtraveler
Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Net Worth by 28 to Retire & Live in Developing Countries
Replies: 16
Views: 1068

Re: Net Worth by 28 to Retire & Live in Developing Countries

That's bare bones but I could see those numbers working out. $100/month rent $200/month food $100/month transport/visa runs Extending a Visa exempt entry is around $60. Plane ticket out and in around $100-150, bus has more limited visa exempt entries in a year, required unless on a retirement visa b...
by slowtraveler
Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Net Worth by 28 to Retire & Live in Developing Countries
Replies: 16
Views: 1068

Re: Net Worth by 28 to Retire & Live in Developing Countries

@Chenda

I would be shocked. How'd you pull that off? Rent with a kitchen is more than that. Visa runs, food, health care...

Are you living off begging at temples and only spending on Visa runs and clothes for the temple? Only way you could pull that off.
by slowtraveler
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: A story problem for tax experts
Replies: 11
Views: 634

Re: A story problem for tax experts

I think the Bigger Pockets real estate forum may have more wisdom on this topic.
by slowtraveler
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Fasting Can Regenerate Your Immune System
Replies: 167
Views: 19205

Re: Fasting Can Regenerate Your Immune System

Intermittent fasting for 24 hours twice a week has been very helpful for me to lose fat.
by slowtraveler
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 2Birds1Stones' 17 month hustle to freedom!
Replies: 120
Views: 13395

Re: 2Birds1Stones' 19 month hustle to freedom!

Congrats on nearing your goal. How are you feeling about it?

Thailand is very hot in the summer. And wet right after that. Around October-April is nice here. Visas can be a pain as well but it's nice here.
by slowtraveler
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: SlowTraveler's Journal
Replies: 91
Views: 7407

Re: SlowTraveler's Journal

I've been feeling like I'm in groundhog day. Every day a repeat, even as I'm travelling around Thailand. Wake up, take care of health, work/internet/explore town/cook/love/etc, rest and repeat. I'm leaving in a month to Europe. I'll hop around for a month or so and then settle on somewhere to slow d...
by slowtraveler
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: An American Millennial
Replies: 152
Views: 20250

Re: An American Millennial

You shouldn't double pay taxes. Are you taking the foreign tax credit?
by slowtraveler
Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: The Fighter's Mind: Inside the Mental Game
Replies: 4
Views: 446

Re: The Fighter's Mind: Inside the Mental Game

I did MMA for a while, long enough to get a blue belt in Jiu Jitsu. It leads to some serious body injuries. Especially in the back from getting slammed or falling, elbows from being stubborn on tapping out at arm bars, and brain damage from the obvious. It's not about keeping cool, there's a certain...
by slowtraveler
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Stahlmann's thoughts
Replies: 44
Views: 5399

Re: Stahlmann's thoughts

Not pigging out or using PC seem ambitious. Especially if they are effective distractions.

Is there an easier goal to build confidence like walking a block or meditating for 1 minute? Then steadily Increasing each week or day.
by slowtraveler
Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: An American Millennial
Replies: 152
Views: 20250

Re: An American Millennial

Wait, isn't -23 half of -46? ; p It's cool to see the slope increase so sharply as you move towards 0. It's clear you've cultivated the skills so you're more than halfway there. Momentum is on your side. Interest payments get smaller. Assets begin to move on their own. If you put a ruler up to the i...