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by SavingWithBabies
Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: SWB's path to financial independence
Replies: 255
Views: 60169

Re: SWB's path to financial independence

Progress: 64.2% ($770,500 / $1,200,000)
by SavingWithBabies
Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ffj's early retirement
Replies: 1026
Views: 242245

Re: ffj's early retirement

How do you do your crawl? Just curious if you need to put down a vapor barrier (and if so, how you keep it in place)? The cats look so happy! They are lucky to have you.
by SavingWithBabies
Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: JollyScot's Journey Starts
Replies: 145
Views: 34870

Re: JollyScot's Journey Starts

Congratulations on the sign off! I was reading along and hoping it would work out. That sounded extremely frustrating.
by SavingWithBabies
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 2317
Views: 462428

Re: Investments Trade Log

@Jason Goes to show what I know about investing (when I was talking about the tech side of Zoom a while back). Still feels crazy. Like we're in the age of tulip tech.
by SavingWithBabies
Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: SWB's path to financial independence
Replies: 255
Views: 60169

Re: SWB's path to financial independence

Progress: 64.9% ($779,500/$1,200,000)
Weight: 245

Feels weird watching the progress go up with little to no income (and holding a big % of cash). I know I shouldn't put too much weight on it but it definitely feels good.
by SavingWithBabies
Mon Aug 31, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: the animal's journal
Replies: 547
Views: 137733

Re: the animal's journal

I'm happy you found a gf after reading what you've written about in the past with the ratio up there and all that stuff! Beautiful photos. My kids particularly liked the dog photos.
by SavingWithBabies
Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: SWB's path to financial independence
Replies: 255
Views: 60169

Re: SWB's path to financial independence

Bit the bullet and brought back into the market on a few stocks. Used about 30% of available cash in the retirement accounts (leaving post-tax alone for now in case we buy a house in cash). So plenty left but probably going to be cautious for now.
by SavingWithBabies
Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Suomalaisen Päiväkirja
Replies: 563
Views: 104134

Re: Suomalaisen Päiväkirja

Just wanted to let you know it's really interesting to read about what you're going through and how you're processing it. Thank for sharing and I don't have anything to really say about it or anything like that. Just appreciate getting some kind of picture about what it's like. Best wishes.
by SavingWithBabies
Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Fixit Log
Replies: 186
Views: 52092

Re: Fixit Log

If I wanted to sell 3d prints, I'd try this way: put on Thingiverse but under CC non-commercial license. Then list on eBay and update Thingiverse entry to have a link to eBay. Something like that -- basically, give it away but offer the option to buy a print. Not 100% sure Thingiverse allows this. O...
by SavingWithBabies
Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: SWB's path to financial independence
Replies: 255
Views: 60169

Re: SWB's path to financial independence

Potential FAANG remote job is a no go -- they are doing a 3 phase roll out based on geographical location (1st phase is proximity to current offices by like 400 miles or something like that). I'm way off in phase 3. My sour grapes on that is it doesn't make much sense but nobody is listening to me a...
by SavingWithBabies
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: SWB's path to financial independence
Replies: 255
Views: 60169

Re: SWB's path to financial independence

I received a check from the IRS for the 2018 income tax snafu (as I mentioned in the past, they sent a letter saying I owed roughly $15,000 and, after carefully redoing my taxes correctly due to errors in self-employment part, I discovered they owed me roughly $1,700). No official letter yet but I t...
by SavingWithBabies
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: JollyScot's Journey Starts
Replies: 145
Views: 34870

Re: JollyScot's Journey Starts

Ah! Yeah, the overall experience is more what you're pointing at. I understand. I'm really tired of the basics of interviewing in my line of work (software engineering). Some of the approaches take a lot of time (online coding challenge, take home project, etc). And the employers want to have a "wai...
by SavingWithBabies
Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: JollyScot's Journey Starts
Replies: 145
Views: 34870

Re: JollyScot's Journey Starts

Have you thought about just applying anyway? For references, if there are none, she could explain her situation. Perhaps it is as you suspect and it won't result in anything but no harm in trying, right? Sometimes the people on the other side of the form are just as annoyed by it but they didn't mak...
by SavingWithBabies
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: SWB's path to financial independence
Replies: 255
Views: 60169

Re: SWB's path to financial independence

Progress: 63.5% ($762,500/$1,200,000) Weight: 243 Net worth stayed flat even though I paid Q1 & Q2 taxes. I guess gains offset expenses however still sitting out with bunch of my funds. Yeah, hindsight being perfect, would have been better to stay in but I did sleep well? Bigger problem is do I buy ...
by SavingWithBabies
Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: SWB's path to financial independence
Replies: 255
Views: 60169

Re: SWB's path to financial independence

I paid Q1 & Q2 income taxes on the 1099 income. With deductions for retirement account contributions, that came to about $3500. Less than I thought but I guess the retirement contributions are front loaded so if I had continued to make more 1099 income, the later quarters would be higher. For our 20...
by SavingWithBabies
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: SWB's path to financial independence
Replies: 255
Views: 60169

Re: SWB's path to financial independence

Progress: 63.5% ($762,500/$1,200,000) but bunch of 1099 taxes need to be paid still (have to get that done by the 15th so time to learn quarterly taxes Weight: 239 Switched up the diet to be less meat intensive. Eating more beans/tofu/etc. So far so good. Weight up 5 pounds but I did just pig out on...
by SavingWithBabies
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: How to sell valuable niche items?
Replies: 9
Views: 772

Re: How to sell valuable niche items?

Facebook marketplace is really a winner in my book. I wish it wasn't and the user interface is so annoying (ads mixed in with listings, poor sort/search, etc). But it has the eyeballs at least here in the states and it's free.
by SavingWithBabies
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Fixit Log
Replies: 186
Views: 52092

Re: Fixit Log

You're right -- it's that part. I made a replacement one and 3d printed it in PLA. Hopefully, it will not get too hot with the incandescent light bulb next to it. If so, I might just upgrade the lighting (or reprint in ABS). But it'll probably work just fine. I debated using heat for the bend but de...
by SavingWithBabies
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ffj's early retirement
Replies: 1026
Views: 242245

Re: ffj's early retirement

That is amazing how quick the house went up. But also amazing just how much progress you've made overall.
by SavingWithBabies
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Fixit Log
Replies: 186
Views: 52092

Re: Fixit Log

Success! I have to admit it had me beat for a while after getting that gear in. I just didn't want to go fiddle with it again and the repair manual I have talks about some gauges that I think are factory tools for setting the timing. However, I used the 2.45mm (in range of 2.3-2.6mm) as the "offset ...