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by stayhigh
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: stayhigh's journal
Replies: 49
Views: 8858

Re: stayhigh's journal

That will be two years in two weeks time since FIRE! I got few curious indirect questions how I pay my bills, haha. Life is crazy as never before. I bought some rental properties, two tiny apartments few blocks away from city center and refubrished them all by myself to do some real work and get 8% ...
by stayhigh
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: stayhigh's journal
Replies: 49
Views: 8858

Re: stayhigh's journal

That's over half a year already! During this time I managed to climb Great Wall of China, hike in Himalayas, get married and did few other things. I'm doing strong, but still have some "what if" thoughts from time to time, but there is nothing to worry about. Everything can be fixed. That was the be...
by stayhigh
Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: What is your ERE housing score?
Replies: 58
Views: 13228

Re: What is your ERE housing score?

3.5 yey
by stayhigh
Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Cash or Credit?
Replies: 20
Views: 2418

Re: Cash or Credit?

I pay cash for almost everything. No specific reason, just like the feeling when I fold thick wallet like sandwich. Recently discovered contactless payments and I like them as well for being superquick.
by stayhigh
Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: stayhigh's journal
Replies: 49
Views: 8858

Re: stayhigh's journal

I never prebooked any hotels, as it kills flexibility and freedom. And by using hotels you miss one of the best part of trips like this: https://abload.de/img/bbrkx53.jpg https://abload.de/img/aa3vza8.jpg This month I did four multiday hikes, to use last bits of british summer (if 5'C nighttime and ...
by stayhigh
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Transportation Questions
Topic: Rapidly Changing Automotive Technology
Replies: 22
Views: 4553

Re: Rapidly Changing Automotive Technology

Let's face it. When this: http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/askville/3138086_12048890_mywrite/imp08heatercontrol1.jpg is replaced by this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFk8Pc-vakw I call it regres, not "rapidly changing technology". It's less user friendly, slower, more dangerous to oper...
by stayhigh
Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: How much time does dishwasher save you?
Replies: 27
Views: 4515

Re: How much time does dishwasher save you?

Considering initial cost, space taken, extra electricity, dishwasher tabs etc it's not efficient solution for me. What I don't like the most, it's not kind of "put it in, press the button and forget it" machine, so it's a big NO for me. Doing dishes straight away or putting them into the water to so...
by stayhigh
Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: stayhigh's journal
Replies: 49
Views: 8858

Re: stayhigh's journal

cmonkey wrote:
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:09 am
Awesome, congrats! What are you doing on your first day?
I went for 100 miles hike, just came back last night :lol: and I have another trip in just few days time :D
by stayhigh
Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: stayhigh's journal
Replies: 49
Views: 8858

Re: stayhigh's journal

Thanks guys. Being still in my 20s, it feels even more special :)

@Felipe
I don't have any advice for you on finding places, I'm currently living for 9 years in same flat.
by stayhigh
Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: stayhigh's journal
Replies: 49
Views: 8858

Re: stayhigh's journal

Just came back from work for the very last time.... I'm FIREd! :)
by stayhigh
Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Backpacing/hitchhiking in South-East Europe
Replies: 13
Views: 2979

Re: Backpacing/hitchhiking in South-East Europe

I am looking for tips in the following categories: Stove: - portable - durable - being able to refill - available in Europe Tent: - for 1-1,5-2 people - light - 0-2000 meers above sea levels - humidity ??? - available in Europe Water filter: - filter should be replaceable - portable (I know many pe...
by stayhigh
Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: The dangers of low expense lifestyles?
Replies: 45
Views: 6282

Re: The dangers of low expense lifestyles?

What is the worst thing that can happen to me? I will run out of money? Well, most 9to5ers have no money too. I'm gonna die? Everybody gonna die one day! But before all that bad things happen, I'd like to enjoy my life as much as possible - not spending my best time locked inside the office. Of cou...
by stayhigh
Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: The dangers of low expense lifestyles?
Replies: 45
Views: 6282

Re: The dangers of low expense lifestyles?

I know a healthy person who came down with a large brain tumor in their twenties, a cyclist who has brain damage from being hit by a car (he now has cognitive issues and memory loss, and is essentially disabled), a family whose child developed a serious chronic illness, etc. I even know a young guy...
by stayhigh
Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: stayhigh's journal
Replies: 49
Views: 8858

Re: stayhigh's journal

Stayhigh, you cheap bastard, tell me how do you manage to keep your grocery cost so low without eating instant noodles and other crap all the time? https://abload.de/img/photo1790wijb1.jpg 1.5lbs of fresh vegetables for .3$, and some fresh crispy fruits, not too bad for day worth of food, isn't it?...
by stayhigh
Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Spend money to look good?
Replies: 40
Views: 5292

Re: Spend money to look good?

http://www.rohandesigns.com/ Smart looking, technical stuff.
by stayhigh
Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: First paycheck - You won't BELIEVE the taxes! Tax optimization?
Replies: 34
Views: 5544

Re: First paycheck - You won't BELIEVE the taxes! Tax optimization?

BRUTE wrote:
Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:14 am
that's just the price of robbery... uh, civilization.
Civili... what?
Spot the difference 1 vs 2
by stayhigh
Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: First paycheck - You won't BELIEVE the taxes! Tax optimization?
Replies: 34
Views: 5544

Re: First paycheck - You won't BELIEVE the taxes! Tax optimization?

I'd love to have the social services and public health care options that are available in Europe ;) Grass have same colour. Public health care is not free, it's deducted from salary every month so you have no choice but to pay it. And once you are out of work, you have to pay for it by yourself. So...
by stayhigh
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 332
Views: 56611

Re: Brexit

Hey guys, brexit is just exiting the EU, which is political thing, not EEA (European Economic Area). Look at Switzerland or Norway, they are both doing great without EU membership, and you can live and work there without any issues.
by stayhigh
Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: Buddha’s guidelines on how to look after your money --> Savings Rate
Replies: 4
Views: 3035

Re: Buddha’s guidelines on how to look after your money --> Savings Rate

I'd translate emergencies into cash and businesses into stocks, so 1/3 cash/tbills/bonds and 2/3 diversified stocks. And 75% savings rate. Sounds like a decent plan ;)
by stayhigh
Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Bitcoin on the rise
Replies: 316
Views: 55935

Re: Bitcoin on the rise

Dragline wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:33 pm
Who will pay the fees, how much will they be and how will they be collected?
https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Transaction_fees
https://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/quest ... be/895#895

But all that will happen in 2140, so nothing to worry about for us.