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by wood
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: May-December Relationships, In-Vitro Fertilization, Freezing Eggs, and Other Considerations
Replies: 107
Views: 17941

Re: May-December Relationships, In-Vitro Fertilization, Freezing Eggs, and Other Considerations

She tells me everyday that she appreciates me and expresses gratitude that I appreciate her as well. I tell her everyday that she’s beautiful. I have asked her several times if she will get tired of me telling her how beautiful she is. She says it will never get old. She has her moments where she i...
by wood
Mon May 20, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: journal of wood
Replies: 223
Views: 41715

Re: journal of wood

It's been 52 weeks since my stepdaughter had the boiling water accident, and 53 weeks since my dad passed away. I'm having a week alone to reflect on things. Having kids makes time fly. Not having kids is a selfish choice. There is nothing wrong with being selfish in this regard. You have to love yo...
by wood
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: journal of wood
Replies: 223
Views: 41715

Re: journal of wood

Amazing. You describe exactly how I feel. Financial freedom was the absolute first priority for me as a highly individualistic (OK, selfish) late 20's something. Now at 34 I just want to start a family of my own. Yeah, it's gonna be expensive. But isn't that the whole point of saving? What good is ...
by wood
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: journal of wood
Replies: 223
Views: 41715

Re: journal of wood

I definitely would keep maintaining your health a priority and doing some kind of exercise, it's actually more important now that you have a family to take care of. Think what would happen if you got sick or worse yet died? Staying somewhat healthy I would say is even more important than continuing...
by wood
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: journal of wood
Replies: 223
Views: 41715

Re: journal of wood

Your life has changed so much since the start of your journal. Where do see yourself at the end of 2019? Maybe can do both? It has changed immensely. But I was happy before too. It was just very very different. I see myself living 100% Integrated with this family every day of the week by the end of...
by wood
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: journal of wood
Replies: 223
Views: 41715

Re: journal of wood

Although I'm not concerned about my financial situation I do realize that getting involved with family life is going to both cost money and move the goal posts. It's already quite visible in my bank account statements. I'm hopeful that I can continue to create a positive yield on my existing stash a...
by wood
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: journal of wood
Replies: 223
Views: 41715

Re: journal of wood

2015:
Savings rate: 19%
Total yield on Investment Portfolio: 25%

2016:
Savings rate: 34%
Total yield on Investment Portfolio: 28%

2017:
Savings rate: 31%
Total yield on Investment Portfolio: 15%

2018:
Savings rate: 6%
Total yield on Investment Portfolio: 3%
by wood
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: How to approach school disciplining my son (detention)? Parents please weigh in
Replies: 21
Views: 6185

Re: How to approach school disciplining my son (detention)? Parents please weigh in

Boys need to wrestle and fight sometimes. Its part of their development in learning where the boundaries are. I generally teach mine that playfighting is ok until one clearly says stop or starts to cry. Stop means stop. Period. No resuming the fight after that. The situation you described seems blow...
by wood
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Preppers?
Replies: 98
Views: 20238

Re: Preppers?

What are typical stuff you can think of that are cost and space efficient now, but might be worth a lot in different shtf scenarios? Stocking up on something tradeable might be a worthwhile strategy (?)
by wood
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Strategy to "learn" investing?
Replies: 4
Views: 961

Re: Strategy to "learn" investing?

Which tactics did you use to get competent, what was your journey? I'm 33 and started saving in 2012. I wanted to save for retirement and downpayment on my first house. I've studied economics and worked as an accountant, which is great knowledge to have when starting to invest. I've also been marri...
by wood
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: journal of wood
Replies: 223
Views: 41715

Re: journal of wood

I would definitely be more hesitant to commit after something like this happened until I've seen a decent amount of evidence of an actual change of heart. Thing is I never saw a change of heart at any point, even the breakup seemed to be against her will at the time. What can I say, it looked like ...
by wood
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: journal of wood
Replies: 223
Views: 41715

Re: journal of wood

@FBeyer: I have no short answer for your question, but I agree with you and (in hindsight) she agrees with me. Part of the issue is being too stressed out in life and not having (taking) the time to reflect what is stressing her out. Dumping me was like a side effect of her needing to remove herself...
by wood
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: journal of wood
Replies: 223
Views: 41715

Re: journal of wood

Jason wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:55 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uAj4wBIU-8
That scene went through my head too when she dropped the bomb.

Needless to say, she came back as expected and the kids have started calling me "daddy" over the weekend.
by wood
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: journal of wood
Replies: 223
Views: 41715

Re: journal of wood

She's stressed out. She's feeling the heat at work and in turn feels like she doesn't have the capacity to make me happy and be my GF. I told her that she doesn't need to worry about making me happy, she makes me happy already. Besides, I'm generally happy anyway. She has this fear that I won't be h...
by wood
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: journal of wood
Replies: 223
Views: 41715

Re: journal of wood

Very
by wood
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: journal of wood
Replies: 223
Views: 41715

Re: journal of wood

GF broke up with me yesterday. Says she doesn't have the capacity for a relationship at this point. She feels inadequate. I've realized my own contribution to those feelings and taken steps to correct it, but she has already made her decision. I don't fully understand, the breakup feels rushed and I...
by wood
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Beginner stage done? What next? Stock investing.
Replies: 12
Views: 2073

Re: Beginner stage done? What next? Stock investing.

Thanks for all the book suggestions and advice. I'm starting with Intelligent Investor as I found it on a good offer, the rest are on my watchlist for now. I've long considered taking some school classes for work/career purposes and so have started to look into it with consideration to this thread a...
by wood
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Beginner stage done? What next? Stock investing.
Replies: 12
Views: 2073

Re: Beginner stage done? What next?

Just thinking out loud. I have a couple years worth of experience in the stock market, made my share of mistakes and still learning. I lean towards being a value investor. I haven't read the "curriculum" suggested in the ERE blog nor any of the classic books like Intelligent Investor or One Up on Wa...
by wood
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Beginner stage done? What next? Stock investing.
Replies: 12
Views: 2073

Beginner stage done? What next? Stock investing.

I imagine a lot of the forum members find themselves somewhere in the middle between beginner and expert. What did you do once you considered yourself no longer a beginner in the world of stock investing? Would you suggest getting better at what you already do as an investor, or learn new investing ...
by wood
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: journal of wood
Replies: 223
Views: 41715

Re: journal of wood

Amazing return, wood. What did you invest in? Could you develop more on your strategy for 2019? I can imagine a hectic schedule would take a toll on you - nothing you can do to have some time to chill-out? Even if it is just a hour or so a day? So far this year I have been about 10-20-70 in cash, i...