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by singvestor
Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Singvestor's awakening
Replies: 96
Views: 13154

Re: Singvestor's awakening

Taxes are insane at around 50%, but the company is paying everything that exceeds the amount I would have to pay in Singapore because of a hypo tax clause in my delegation contract. Thus I only know my after tax salary.
by singvestor
Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Singvestor's awakening
Replies: 96
Views: 13154

Monthly update #26: August 2017

Monthly goal review: Days without alcohol: failed (17 days) 12+ days sports: failed (11 times) Less than stellar performance I must admit. During the holidays it was difficult not to have a beer here and there and my current home country is full of nice street cafes, live concerts and so on... Have...
by singvestor
Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:11 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Singvestor's awakening
Replies: 96
Views: 13154

Re: Singvestor's awakening

Thanks, MDFIRE2024! :)
by singvestor
Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: BW_'s Journal
Replies: 9
Views: 709

Re: BW_'s Journal

Congratulations! The layoff came at just the right time and you could start retirement with the "severance bonus" to boost the SWR
by singvestor
Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Last Digit Of Pi
Replies: 56
Views: 15215

Re: Last Digit Of Pi

How have you been doing? I miss reading the updates. Hope all is well!
by singvestor
Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: PsAi's Quest
Replies: 15
Views: 1402

Re: PsAi's Quest

I like the blog, picture of the Singaporeans all staring at their phones in the subway is a perfect summary of Singapore life. The "essentials" page is not working on the iPad - seems there is no content?

I am most interested in the van story though. What will you do in the U.K. for a year?
by singvestor
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Singvestor's awakening
Replies: 96
Views: 13154

Monthly update #25: July 2017

Monthly goal review: 20+ days no alcohol : failed (18 days) 12+ days sport: failed (11 days) Less than ideal… There are always things interfering with the program, the most common being my own laziness. A 30-minute round of bodyweight exercises should normally always fit in. ERE Scorecard http://ww...
by singvestor
Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Singvestor's awakening
Replies: 96
Views: 13154

Monthly update #24: June 2017

Monthly goal review: 20+ days no alcohol : failed (17 days) 12+ days sport : failed (11 days) While this is by no means a result to be proud of, I feel that I have successfully restarted the sport program. I exercised a lot in the last 2 weeks of June and really have been enjoying the purpose, rela...
by singvestor
Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Singvestor's awakening
Replies: 96
Views: 13154

Re: Singvestor's awakening

@Viktor, thanks for the note! Nice to find another ENTJ here. I am working quite a lot to try and tone down the negative sides of the commander personality, with some success but lots yet to do. How about you? @MDFire2024: thanks! My retirement goal is SGD 1.2 million (EUR 765,000). My financial ind...
by singvestor
Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Journal From A Dane
Replies: 29
Views: 2011

Re: Journal From A Dane

How about using a portal like airbnb to monetise the vacation home?
by singvestor
Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Journal of MDFIRE2024
Replies: 67
Views: 4358

Re: Journal of MDFIRE2024

Fellow German here. Am looking forward to following your journal and seeing your progress. Some details on your investment plans would be interesting!
by singvestor
Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Singvestor's awakening
Replies: 96
Views: 13154

Re: Singvestor's awakening

I realise I forgot to reply to Brute's question. Company credit cards are the norm in my company as well, but unfortunately not available in my current home country/company. Very weird indeed.
by singvestor
Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Singvestor's awakening
Replies: 96
Views: 13154

Monthly update #23: May 2017

Worst things first: Monthly goal review: 20+ days no alcohol: failed (17 times) 12+ days sport: shamefully failed (only 6) I finally have to reboot the sport program. Things have to improve. Life & work situation To be completely honest with you I feel my new job is not a good fit. But then I get p...
by singvestor
Sun May 07, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Singvestor's awakening
Replies: 96
Views: 13154

Monthly update #22: March 2017

Let’s get it out of the way: Monthly goal review: 20+ days no alcohol: failed (19 times) 12+ days sport: shamefully failed (only 6) Life & work situation Moving to another continent is a very effective way to turn one’s life upside down. I can recommend it for those who are feeling bored. New job: t...
by singvestor
Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Singvestor's awakening
Replies: 96
Views: 13154

Monthly update #21: March 2017

Moving to another continent has been pretty overwhelming, even though it is Europe, my original home. This is why the update is so late. I am settling in well in the new country (will not say which for now, as it is a tiny country) and so far enjoy the experience. It feels very weird to suddenly liv...
by singvestor
Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: brute journal
Replies: 249
Views: 24713

Re: brute journal

I share Brute's conclusion about meaning. In the end, when thinking a lot about this topic then it feels like the only valid conclusion. Still there is so much beauty in art, engineering, design, problem solving. The joy of creating something "beautiful" (in one aspect or another) can be quite emoti...
by singvestor
Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Singvestor's awakening
Replies: 96
Views: 13154

Monthly update #20: February 2017

February 2017 Goal review: 21+ days without alcohol : miserably failed (only 16 times) 12+ days sport : failed (9 times) I had a lot of business dinners and visitors from Europe, but this should not be an excuse. Missing the sport goal is also unacceptable. In February I had a business trip to Europ...
by singvestor
Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: journal of wood
Replies: 94
Views: 8932

Re: journal of wood

Hi Wood, I am glad things are improving and that you are slowly moving out of the turbulence and things are getting better! Keep your head up!
by singvestor
Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:25 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Singvestor's awakening
Replies: 96
Views: 13154

Re: Singvestor's awakening

Really tricky question, Taemoo! It depends a lot on personal preference. I would recommend you do an extended holiday in a number of shortlisted ERE places. I can imagine a lot of countries which would fit the bill, including Laos (for nature, people, solitude), Philippines (for nature, ocean and wa...
by singvestor
Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Singapore!
Replies: 10
Views: 1573

Re: Hello from Singapore!

Hi fellow Singapore-based person :) Welcome! I am also living in this ERE friendly city state, maybe we can compare some ideas! I also keep a journal in the journal section of this forum.
by singvestor
Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Singvestor's awakening
Replies: 96
Views: 13154

Re: Singvestor's awakening

Hi Giskard, life in Asia is quite fun, but I can imagine that the midwest has a lot of advantages as well. Especially nice, cheap housing, nature... I am in a very boring old industry and my Master's degree is in social sciences. Pretty much a worst case for career optimization, but I was lucky to g...
by singvestor
Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: journal of wood
Replies: 94
Views: 8932

Re: journal of wood

What is the issue? Why not try to make it work?
by singvestor
Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: cmonkey's journal
Replies: 646
Views: 83349

Re: cmonkey's journal

from a fellow chart addict: your forward annual income chart is fantastic!
by singvestor
Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Singvestor's awakening
Replies: 96
Views: 13154

Monthly update #19: January 2017

January 2017 Goal review: 21+ days without alcohol : failed (only 18 times) 12+ days sport : achieved (12 times) I went to China for the Lunar New Year. The country has has changed a lot for the better. I only visited a so called “tier 2” city which tend to lag behind the ultramodern likes of Shang...
by singvestor
Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Five Years, Lord Willing
Replies: 172
Views: 15846

Re: Five Years, Lord Willing

Your cellphone bill is really high. Savings of usd 1,200 per year should be easily possible. do your clients really care if they are driven in a USD 18k Toyota Camry or a 28k Subaru? Changes are possible but you must embrace them.