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by classical_Liberal
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: mooretrees journal
Replies: 52
Views: 8371

Re: mooretrees journal

But, I think there must be some residual to deal with being raised by someone who cares so much about class and status. I absolutely relate to this. My folks both grew up lower middle class, worked hard to show they were middle class. It was important in our household to maintain the appearance. Th...
by classical_Liberal
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: I Saved Some Money, Accumulated So Good
Replies: 66
Views: 10170

Re: I Saved Some Money, Accumulated So Good

Cheepnis wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:09 am
It's messy, but it adds character, right?
I like it, my GF does it the same way. Still, you have to compete with @unemployable's literal retirement scoreboard, so you're not gonna get first prize in analog financial tracking.
by classical_Liberal
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Gilberto de Piento's Journal
Replies: 356
Views: 78804

Re: Gilberto de Piento's Journal

Anyone ever tried a "life coach" or similar? @FBeyer is doing something along those lines, maybe shoot a PM? I've also found letting my dirty laundry air out in my journal to be extremely helpful. It's therapeutic to write it out and then read it later when my mood changes, plus a ton of good advic...
by classical_Liberal
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Coming to the midwest in summer 2019
Replies: 38
Views: 6587

Re: Coming to the midwest in summer 2019

You make the US sound like a dangerous place. Not really. There are social/racial tensions in the US. In certain geographic areas these tensions are magnified. Someone just needs to be aware of these tensions when in those areas. Someone without the nuanced cultural experience could put themselves ...
by classical_Liberal
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Coming to the midwest in summer 2019
Replies: 38
Views: 6587

Re: Coming to the midwest in summer 2019

Gary, Indiana is NOTHING like the song anymore. Very dangerous. Yes, One other thing to mention wrt to this. Your route has you driving through the Rosebud and Pine Ridge reservations. Just so you are aware, portions of these are considered fairly dangerous from a crime standpoint. I had a nursing ...
by classical_Liberal
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Coming to the midwest in summer 2019
Replies: 38
Views: 6587

Re: Coming to the midwest in summer 2019

You are driving all around me :D. Send a PM and I will let you know the small city I'll be living in during your trip. Unfortunately, I start my semi-ERE just after your trip, so will still be working full time and may not have enough time for a long road trip to meet up with you as your itinerary s...
by classical_Liberal
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: the animal's journal
Replies: 412
Views: 97048

Re: the animal's journal

Man, your life is amazing!
by classical_Liberal
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Deliberately coasting to FI?
Replies: 38
Views: 10976

Re: Deliberately coasting to FI?

I think it's always a viable strategy, but it depends on you. I completely agree with @fish, this is a lifestyle decision. FI in itself is only part of ERE. So is the goal to reach FI, or to reach a lifestyle that is spent more in renaissance-man quadrant? I'm going to use @fish's excellent comment ...
by classical_Liberal
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Trying lifestyle inflation. Need to spend more.
Replies: 44
Views: 6526

Re: Trying lifestyle inflation. Need to spend more.

It didn't matter what life threw at me, I could go internally and flip the switch. I eventually decided it was a mistake, an avoidance of the human experience. This resonates with me and maybe deserves a thread topic of it's own. At one point in life, I spent a great deal of time developing stoicis...
by classical_Liberal
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: An American Millennial
Replies: 264
Views: 49093

Re: An American Millennial

As well, I think if I were to dread my 9-5 (as I did my last one), come home each day tired, and have little time/energy left for my hobbies and things I actually enjoy, then I also wouldn't be able to say, "Okay, if I die tomorrow, I'll still be happy with my choices." And I think that's something...
by classical_Liberal
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Semi-ERE Experiment - Month 1 - "The Transition"
Replies: 452
Views: 70066

Re: Semi-ERE Experiment - Month 1 - "The Transition"

Feels like a crossroads before many other crossroads. All you have to do now is keep walking! Super congrats to you for where you stand on the road today. You're the poster child for all the major themes of ERE, improved health, increased skills, increased income(as a result of those skills), decre...
by classical_Liberal
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: classical_Liberal's Semi-ERE
Replies: 281
Views: 43412

Re: classical_Liberal's Semi-ERE

Oh, and eventually management may change and they'll renege on this deal, which I think is one more reason to try it now, it may not last forever. Yes! Now that I've decided I really want to try this out, I already have some misgivings about it actually happening. Just a few things running slow on ...
by classical_Liberal
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Midsize Lebowski would love it if you'd come and give him notes on Semi-ERE
Replies: 44
Views: 6128

Re: Midsize Lebowski would love it if you'd come and give him notes on Semi-ERE

Congrats on creating financial security for yourself. I think the lifestyle changes are even more important, so nice job making changes that matter to you.
by classical_Liberal
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Seppia's journal
Replies: 182
Views: 24396

Re: Seppia's journal

Seppia's Facebooking up his journal? :shock: :o :shock:
by classical_Liberal
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Your Kiva experiences
Replies: 3
Views: 968

Re: Your Kiva experiences

Kiva is set up as a charitable donation vs more traditional P2P lenders. Unless they have changed something and have multiple options for which I'm unaware. I used/use it specifically as charity vs a place to park capital. Kiva funds is operations mainly from two sources, direct operational donation...
by classical_Liberal
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Ella's Journal
Replies: 54
Views: 7954

Re: Ella's Journal

I did not realize this, but apparently when buying a house, if you offer above the appraisal you have to make up the difference in cash. The house was listed at 190, we offered 205. There was a chance we were going to have to pay an additional $15k. But we got the appraisal back today--$205K!!!!!!!...
by classical_Liberal
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: classical_Liberal's Semi-ERE
Replies: 281
Views: 43412

Re: classical_Liberal's Semi-ERE

Yeah, I think you guys hit the nail on the head. Thanks My biggest issue with this is I have to work full time while working, and will have no more control of my schedule during those periods than I do now. Which isn't horrible, it's usually pretty reasonable for patient care medical work. At least ...
by classical_Liberal
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: How to re-track to Psychology Doctorate?
Replies: 17
Views: 1870

Re: How to re-track to Psychology Doctorate?

Agree with Sclass. You've spent too much of your adult life inside of academia in one way or another. Get out and smell the flowers of the real world. You don't need multiple grad degrees to succeed in it, just find something to do and do it well for awhile.
by classical_Liberal
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: classical_Liberal's Semi-ERE
Replies: 281
Views: 43412

Re: classical_Liberal's Semi-ERE

6/6/2019 Sept 14th is my last day of FT work! Things have been progressing. I finalized the terms of my last full-time contract a couple weeks ago. I will work through Sept 14th, but I get two paid weeks off at the end of July, when my lease is up, to deal with my housing situation (or lack of havi...
by classical_Liberal
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: AE's Journal - Round 3
Replies: 4
Views: 673

Re: AE's Journal - Round 3

Hi AE! Glad you're trying a journal again. Like so many folks who wander into this community it sounds like you have a very unhealthy relationship with your work. No shame, I'm with you on this boat. Your job consumes a large portion of your energy, but instead of feeling like this energy is well sp...