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by DividendGuy
Wed Oct 21, 2015 11:28 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Coworking alternatives?
Replies: 14
Views: 2513

Re: Coworking alternatives?

I write around 20 articles or so per month, so I spend a considerable amount of time on the laptop writing. I looked into coworking spaces but I, too, found them prohibitively expensive for what you're getting. I tend to work out of a local coffee shop. Most sell bottled water. Have you not consider...
by DividendGuy
Wed Apr 08, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: spoonman's Journal
Replies: 678
Views: 178373

Re: spoonman's Journal

I have a serious crush on Portland, partly because of you, Spoonman. :)

I've gotta make it out there some day and check it out for myself. Seems like just an awesome city.

Thanks for the pictures. Cannon Beach is beautiful.
by DividendGuy
Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:47 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Any Portlanders Out There
Replies: 7
Views: 1283

Re: Any Portlanders Out There

@GTOO, Thanks for the information there. Sounds pretty kosher with what I've read about the city. I've gotta check it out sometime for myself, preferably in the winter to see what it's like. I especially like the urban planning regarding the small city blocks and narrow streets. Don't know if I've e...
by DividendGuy
Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:06 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Any Portlanders Out There
Replies: 7
Views: 1283

Re: Any Portlanders Out There

@C40, You visited at the ultimate time. I hear the summer is about as "perfect" as it gets for most people. The other nine months per year are what I'm worried about. Similar sunlight levels to what I remember experiencing in Michigan, which is to say little in the wintertime. But the milder temps m...
by DividendGuy
Thu Mar 26, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Any Portlanders Out There
Replies: 7
Views: 1283

Any Portlanders Out There

Portlanders? Portlandites? Portlandians? Not sure what to call you guys! :) Anyway, I've been thinking of where to go next after I'm tired of living here in SW Florida (approaching that point now) and I've been strongly considering Portland. I haven't been there, so basing all my research/theories/i...
by DividendGuy
Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:57 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Move Based on Taxes?
Replies: 11
Views: 3495

Re: Move Based on Taxes?

FRx, What do you think of Portland? That might be one of the most "Europeanesque" cities in the US, from what I can tell. The rainy weather, high state income tax, and relatively high (relative to Sarasota, FL) COL keeps me on the sidelines from considering a move there. But it does seem like an awe...
by DividendGuy
Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:38 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Wedding rings/bands for men
Replies: 46
Views: 9460

Re: Wedding rings/bands for men

FWIW, we did a tungsten carbide ring for me. These can be had for well under $100 and they're extremely difficult to damage/scratch. And I like the heavy feel of them.
by DividendGuy
Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:46 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: spoonman's Journal
Replies: 678
Views: 178373

Re: spoonman's Journal

A walkscore of 97? Awesome! Enjoy your time in Montreal. The big Canadian cities all seem to always score very high on the quality of life rankings. If it weren't for that brutal weather they get in the winter, it would seem like the place to be. Though, if you could live there for six months during...
by DividendGuy
Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:36 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Move Based on Taxes?
Replies: 11
Views: 3495

Re: Move Based on Taxes?

I moved from Michigan to Florida back in 2009 in part to avoid state income taxes. One of the best decisions I ever made. MI taxes north of 4%, so at $50k that's more than $150 per month. Factor in a lower cost of living and more income down here and it seriously helped me get on the right track. In...
by DividendGuy
Sat Jan 24, 2015 1:50 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: How long did it take to reach your first 100k? Howbout the second 100k?
Replies: 25
Views: 14170

Re: How long did it take to reach your first 100k? Howbout the second 100k?

It took me about three years to hit my first $100k. That was on a pretty modest salary that I earned at a car dealership. I'm $85k into the second hundred thousand less than two years down the road. I don't really look at principle/net worth as my barometer of success, but that's been my experience ...
by DividendGuy
Thu Sep 11, 2014 7:13 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: spoonman's Journal
Replies: 678
Views: 178373

Re: spoonman's Journal

Wanted to come over to the ERE forums and officially scream "CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!" :) I realized I never came over here and did that. The blog/writing keeps me busy sometimes. I think it's so cool that you two are living off of your dividend income. It's something I'm aiming to do, but you guys are act...
by DividendGuy
Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:53 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Blogger Insurance?
Replies: 0
Views: 1158

Blogger Insurance?

I know there are some on this forum that also blog either as a side hustle or as a primary revenue source, so I'm hoping someone might be able to offer me some suggestions. I've recently been strongly thinking about ways to insure my personal property against any issues that may come up due to writi...
by DividendGuy
Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: A Skeptic Wrote an Article about EER
Replies: 15
Views: 4998

Re: A Skeptic Wrote an Article about EER

Yeah, his article was mostly a direct attack on me. I generally don't really mind the noise, but this one kind of pissed me off coming from a fellow personal finance blogger. Then I poked around the rest of the site and realized what an a**hole I was dealing with. His premise is mostly a joke, so I ...
by DividendGuy
Wed May 07, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Early Retirement Television Commercial
Replies: 41
Views: 10031

Re: Early Retirement Television Commercial

Wow! Really impressed. Great job! You guys have lived a hell of a life. Setting off for great adventures every few years is an interesting contrast to the "save for x years, then set off" kind of mentality that I and many others follow. Good to see you guys taking life by the proverbial horns. Inspi...
by DividendGuy
Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:35 pm
Forum: Transportation Questions
Topic: Too Good To Pass Up?
Replies: 10
Views: 3840

Re: Too Good To Pass Up?

Thanks everyone for the suggestions! I decided to buy the car. It was a steal. The elderly woman I purchased it from was the original owner, and I verified that at the local Toyota dealership (where she's serviced it since new). I thought about flipping it, but decided to sell the Escort and drive t...
by DividendGuy
Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:59 pm
Forum: Transportation Questions
Topic: Too Good To Pass Up?
Replies: 10
Views: 3840

Too Good To Pass Up?

Hey everyone! I recently came upon the opportunity to potentially purchase a 2006 Toyota Corolla with 20,000 miles for $5,400. My girlfriend still keeps in touch with a former co-worker. This co-worker lives next to a woman who is a caretaker for an elderly woman who is 87 and has cancer. Her driver...
by DividendGuy
Fri Aug 16, 2013 2:15 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 1575
Views: 284775

Re: Investments Trade Log

Wow, I haven't posted on here in a while.

I bought more DLR a little over a week ago for $54.75 per share.

I bought shares in MO yesterday for $34.52 per share.

I also like XOM and IBM at current prices.
by DividendGuy
Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:19 pm
Forum: Transportation Questions
Topic: Transportation Survey
Replies: 30
Views: 5609

Re: Transportation Survey

I sold my car back in mid-2011 and haven't really looked back. It's tough to get around in a smaller city like the one I live in (about 50k people). I use the bus for most of my transportation needs. I also have a 49cc scooter for local errands and also for times when the bus is late or doesn't show...
by DividendGuy
Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:23 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: spoonman's Journal
Replies: 678
Views: 178373

<r>I'm completely with you. I truly can't wait for the day when I lose track of time. Who really cares if it's Monday or Thursday? I think our time constraints hold us back, as you do. It'll be extremely freeing when I no longer have to worry about waking up at a certain time, going to bed at a cert...
by DividendGuy
Thu May 30, 2013 1:59 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Considering Career Change
Replies: 28
Views: 4197

<t>@Scott2,<br/> Thanks for all the info there! <br/> The guy who was basically rocking out and only making $60k/year is pretty eye-opening. That's probably all you need to know about the kind of money you'd expect to make doing this. This is exactly why I figured I'd be taking a 50% pay cut, or mor...