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by classical_Liberal
Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Polyamory Support Group
Replies: 277
Views: 50484

Re: Polyamory Support Group

Sorry to read about the relationship ending. Eight years is a long time, I imagine it's pretty sad.
by classical_Liberal
Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: wolf's journal
Replies: 261
Views: 51604

Re: wolf's journal

Thanks for the reply! I think DCA'ing into anything is a good idea at the moment. Tangential side note. The fact you're at a low 2% Withdrawal rate and there are no relatively "safe" options yielding that real return should be a bit of a red flag for asset prices. Still, you have to earn something, ...
by classical_Liberal
Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Renewed motivation to push for financial independence
Replies: 122
Views: 33731

Re: Renewed motivation to push for financial independence

JenAR wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:39 am
No-spend September was a success!
Yes! A true $0 total no spend, count me as impressed.
by classical_Liberal
Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: wolf's journal
Replies: 261
Views: 51604

Re: wolf's journal

Still killing it over here in Wolf's Journal. Awesome job!

Would you say your life has mostly settled into a calm consistency to maintain this low spending output, or are you still trying new things?
by classical_Liberal
Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Making your own reflux still?
Replies: 14
Views: 439

Re: Making your own reflux still?

@HB Beer, then wine, now liquor... :lol: In the event of collapse it looks like you'll have a powerful bootleg empire. Similar to Joseph Kennedy during prohibition, he was a strong Catholic too. Coincidence? I have nothing useful or helpful to add, just wanted to poke fun. Edit: After some quick res...
by classical_Liberal
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: mooretrees journal
Replies: 282
Views: 66230

Re: mooretrees journal

mainly the stress came from not sleeping very well while camping and dealing with crowds during corona virus. I'm not sure I'll ever go back to Zion, I'd rather find other areas that are similar without the crowds. I just came back from a long weekend trip hiking trip at Teddy Roosevelt (far wester...
by classical_Liberal
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ERE Year 2 - Choose Your Own Adventure - Geoarbitrage and Nomadic Lifestyle Edition
Replies: 823
Views: 169739

Re: ERE Year 2 - Choose Your Own Adventure - Geoarbitrage and Nomadic Lifestyle Edition

2Birds1Stone wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:24 am
looking for some skilled/unskilled help in return for modest pay and learning how to do many aspects of home renovation.
That sounds cool! I'd be up for something like that. A little money, a lot of learning, and probably super flexible about when he needs the help.
by classical_Liberal
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Only Rice and Beans Response from friend on Spending Goal
Replies: 32
Views: 1531

Re: Only Rice and Beans Response from friend on Spending Goal

Yeah @Scott2 nailed it with his last post, what @idave talks about about is LTC at end of life. States are pretty up front about recovery too, if you read into their specific policies. A resourceful person may look at this and think they could get medicaid until 55, and save roth conversions (if the...
by classical_Liberal
Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ERE Year 2 - Choose Your Own Adventure - Geoarbitrage and Nomadic Lifestyle Edition
Replies: 823
Views: 169739

Re: ERE Year 2 - Choose Your Own Adventure - Geoarbitrage and Nomadic Lifestyle Edition

@2B1S You're not the first early retiree here that's reported issues with being expected to take on the burden of doing more than your share of family care. Having all that time is a double edged sword. I mean, I'm sure you want to help, but you probably don't want to spend the next five years of yo...
by classical_Liberal
Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Only Rice and Beans Response from friend on Spending Goal
Replies: 32
Views: 1531

Re: Only Rice and Beans Response from friend on Spending Goal

The healthcare situation in the US really sucks. I didn't understand how much, until I started considering the mechanics of not working. It is my biggest pain point in working out a potential FIRE. Yes it does! Ok, I wanted to respond to this because I also want to make the point that this Comparin...
by classical_Liberal
Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Axel Heyst's Journal
Replies: 383
Views: 57385

Re: Axel Heyst's Journal

This reads to me like Cal Newport is making money telling people to "do life" the way it was 25 years ago.

I can do that!
by classical_Liberal
Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Zankas poker-journal
Replies: 102
Views: 14167

Re: Zankas poker-journal

This sounds like a really big development for you, congrats! My only advice is to make sure you are very centered when you do sit down with them. The only thing you'll regret is if you lose your s**t over the pain this relationship has caused. Maybe even mentally go through their potential reactions...
by classical_Liberal
Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Where to move
Replies: 96
Views: 26672

Re: Where to move

@CS has a great point. Not only about health care, but more generally, make sure that the place you live accepts your general ethical and ideological beliefs within the local overton window. I've written about this in a few places here recently. It's important you're not constantly in friction with ...
by classical_Liberal
Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Hristo's FI Journal
Replies: 631
Views: 93620

Re: Hristo's FI Journal

Turn it to exercise and fun with the kids.

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by classical_Liberal
Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: AE's Journal Round 4
Replies: 219
Views: 27487

Re: AE's Journal Round 4

but it actually just makes me nervous. In my experience several factors influence this. Disposition being one you can't really control, so embrace it and invest appropriately. The more you have, the more reliant you are on it, and the more you actively spend time thinking about money (I don't mean ...
by classical_Liberal
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: classical_Liberal's Semi-ERE
Replies: 660
Views: 127891

Re: classical_Liberal's Semi-ERE

This "weekend-weekday out of whack" is a definite drawback to semi-ERE - my daughter has struggled with it from the start. Yeah, it's interesting. I never had the energy to spend as much time socializing while FT working though, so it didn't really matter. I think where someone lies on the intro/ex...
by classical_Liberal
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: Renaissance Lifestyle/3 Strategies
Replies: 14
Views: 5980

Re: Renaissance Lifestyle/3 Strategies

I think the notion of trying to quantify everything here misleads from the ultimate purpose - which is, growing in each of the categories listed in the original post. In my opinion, most of that growth will come from a comparison with previous intervals, but in a qualitative manner: Good point. I w...
by classical_Liberal
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Doughnut Economics
Replies: 17
Views: 860

Re: Doughnut Economics

@7WB5 Another thank you for introducing that concept. I still have much further to go into this rabbit hole, but at this point I think triage, in the sense of bleeding out, is in the obvious domain. But in other senses could be very much chaotic, particularly in a resource constrained situation. In ...
by classical_Liberal
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: classical_Liberal's Semi-ERE
Replies: 660
Views: 127891

Re: classical_Liberal's Semi-ERE

Update 9/24/2020 Day to day life Now that I’ve mostly gotten over the unexpected emotions of being a true unemployed semi-ERE’er, life is pretty good. My weekends and weekdays are mostly the opposite of the average person. My GF is mostly off on weekends, as are most other adults, so I’m really bus...
by classical_Liberal
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: classical_Liberal's Semi-ERE
Replies: 660
Views: 127891

Re: classical_Liberal's Semi-ERE

@jollyscott
Looks like a few people have started posting, only time will tell.

@Jacob
Thanks for pinning the thread!

@mooretrees
Thanks for asking. How about I just do an update?