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by SavingWithBabies
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: SWB's path to financial independence
Replies: 213
Views: 37478

Re: SWB's path to financial independence

Progress: 59.6% ($716,000/$1,200,000)

But some 1099 taxes owed (bit tricky to calculate as have some pretax deductions).
by SavingWithBabies
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: SWB's path to financial independence
Replies: 213
Views: 37478

Re: SWB's path to financial independence

Net worth hit $700,250 today but with 1099 pay, there is some taxes to come out of that. But that means, with one or two more payments, we should be over $700k after taxes by the end of the year. RV trip is going well. We're in Biloxi, Mississippi, for a week and then on to New Orleans for a week. W...
by SavingWithBabies
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: ERE Investment Curriculum
Replies: 41
Views: 5212

Re: ERE Investment Curriculum

Regarding meta, I found it hard to read a textbook. It's been a while since undergraduate studies and I find sometimes that I'm literally reading however my brain picked up another thread and is thinking about something else and not processing what I read. I catch it fairly quickly but it is a strug...
by SavingWithBabies
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: McConnell Economics, Chapter 1
Replies: 10
Views: 930

Re: McConnell Economics, Chapter 1

I enjoyed the first chapter. I thought this sentence was interesting: Instead, economics ultimately examines problems and decisions from the social, rather than the personal, point of view. The "Pitfalls to Objective Thinking" was a nice review and it was interesting that within the "Fallacy of Comp...
by SavingWithBabies
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Firefox, this forum and flash of unstyled content (FOUC)
Replies: 10
Views: 512

Re: Firefox, this forum and flash of unstyled content (FOUC)

I should have thought to do this first but here is a factual report (scroll down to "Leverage browser caching of static assets"): https://www.webpagetest.org/result/191207_G8_78de9b7672a276bc6db30aa359a5208d/1/performance_optimization/ FAILED - (No max-age or expires) - https://forum.earlyretirement...
by SavingWithBabies
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Firefox, this forum and flash of unstyled content (FOUC)
Replies: 10
Views: 512

Re: Firefox, this forum and flash of unstyled content (FOUC)

Yeah, before I posted, I tried another profile actually -- so completely fresh Firefox and same problem. I think it might depend on your internet connection (latency between you and the server) so some will see it and some may not. However, it's quite easy to debug -- if you open the network tools a...
by SavingWithBabies
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Firefox, this forum and flash of unstyled content (FOUC)
Replies: 10
Views: 512

Firefox, this forum and flash of unstyled content (FOUC)

So is anyone else using Firefox and noticing the flash of unstyled content? I'm seeing it on every page navigation and it's a bit... eye grating? I took a quick look and I think the problem is the CSS and JS assets are being loaded with every page request over and over by Firefox. They aren't being ...
by SavingWithBabies
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: SWB's path to financial independence
Replies: 213
Views: 37478

Re: SWB's path to financial independence

Progress: 55.5% ($666,000/$1,200,000) Not including $27k in outstanding invoices for consulting (1099 so before lots of taxes). We spent Thanksgiving at my brothers in Wisconsin with our travel trailer in tow (not setup). This weekend, the plan is to try to drive as far south as possible in order to...
by SavingWithBabies
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ffj's early retirement
Replies: 776
Views: 143466

Re: ffj's early retirement

I like your bridge. I'm going to pass on the meth video though based on your description. Somehow, I don't want to go down that rabbit hole.
by SavingWithBabies
Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: ERE Investment Curriculum
Replies: 41
Views: 5212

Re: ERE Investment Curriculum

I'll join too. My copy of the McConnnell textbook arrived today. I purchased the 15th edition.
by SavingWithBabies
Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Generation-X' Journal
Replies: 302
Views: 67811

Re: Generation-X' Journal

@G-X Oh, I meant it seemed more risky to build than to buy existing. I've been a lifelong renter and I'm ready to buy for mostly non-financial reasons[*]. But it's been hard finding something I think is worth it and so I'm tempted to go down the path of building. Potentially with some DIY work. Ther...
by SavingWithBabies
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: SWB's path to financial independence
Replies: 213
Views: 37478

Re: SWB's path to financial independence

I don't think I could do it. It requires a certain fortitude and interest in long term political maneuvering that would be very draining for me! Although maybe you're joking and that's the joke :).
by SavingWithBabies
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: SWB's path to financial independence
Replies: 213
Views: 37478

Re: SWB's path to financial independence

Contracting turned into a rush job but I figured out over time it's probably on an schedule dictated by the partner without any solid reason for the schedule. The partner is a big name insurance company. My peek from the outside into their inner workings and their internal APIs confirms I'd never wa...
by SavingWithBabies
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: So I splurged and got a Kindle Oasis 3 :)
Replies: 25
Views: 1231

Re: So I splurged and got a Kindle Oasis 3 :)

Updated on the Michigan case -- charges dropped (well, after alternate plea or some such -- bit mind boggling): https://www.wilx.com/content/news/Case-aginast-woman-for-overdue-library-books-dropped--564849782.html I keep wanting to buy a Kindle but with an iPad, it felt like an unnecessary addition...
by SavingWithBabies
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Generation-X' Journal
Replies: 302
Views: 67811

Re: Generation-X' Journal

Congratulations on $700k! I have come to roughly the same conclusion about the housing problem. I hadn't gotten as far as guessing on the timeline. I hope it's within 5 years. I've tried to think of alternate paths to take and one is building. It definitely seems like a more financially risky path t...
by SavingWithBabies
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Starlink or global inexpensive low latency internet
Replies: 18
Views: 1098

Re: Starlink or global inexpensive low latency internet

That is an interesting point about fuel. So if one can't invest in SpaceX, maybe one could invest in their potential dependencies? It looks like Kerr-McGee is one competitor but they are a privately held company. I wonder if all of them will be privately held. It looks like PEPCO became WECCO (Weste...
by SavingWithBabies
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Starlink or global inexpensive low latency internet
Replies: 18
Views: 1098

Re: Starlink or global inexpensive low latency internet

@Riggerjack Honestly, I went on a bit of a rant. I hadn't assumed you liked the business model. I was aware to some degree of the tax-collector nature of it but I had assumed non-physical data connections were less regulated/under the thumb. So by that I mean mobile data (LTE/4G/?) and wireless inte...
by SavingWithBabies
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Starlink or global inexpensive low latency internet
Replies: 18
Views: 1098

Re: Starlink or global inexpensive low latency internet

So if I was more fair to the monopolies, I would argue the problem is two fold: * Our decision via our elected/appointed local officials to grant the monopolies. * The impediments to improvements that local officials have put upon improvements (driving up the cost for others to roll fiber, etc). We'...
by SavingWithBabies
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Starlink or global inexpensive low latency internet
Replies: 18
Views: 1098

Re: Starlink or global inexpensive low latency internet

@Riggerjack My understanding is the lasers are for communicating between satellites in the mesh network. So they wouldn't need to be going through the atmosphere and they would already be on the satellites which are going to require regular course corrections. So in a way, it's even worse than movin...
by SavingWithBabies
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: classical_Liberal's Semi-ERE
Replies: 464
Views: 70509

Re: classical_Liberal's Semi-ERE

So how about for that three months you have a " don't break the chain " calendar[*] on the wall with nice big spots to X out each day and a list below with what you're working for? Kind of a daily ritual of looking at it in the morning and then checking off one more day in the evening (or after work...