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by Lemur
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Anyone doing ERE in MD?
Replies: 5
Views: 343

Re: Anyone doing ERE in MD?

Yes, Lemur hails from Maryland. Works in DC. Actually, anyone who wants a salary above the U.S. median will likely go to DC or Northern Virginia...If you're in government or defense, that is a bonus especially if you've a clearance. Cost of living is very high in those areas, so if you're single (or...
by Lemur
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Lemur Journal!
Replies: 275
Views: 46130

Re: Lemur Journal!

@ertyu Good points. I've been reading much on food production lately...and I've come across many alarming statistics such as 33% of all agricultural land is used just to raise the crops to feed the livestock. Umm...something tells me this is simply not sustainable given that the global population is...
by Lemur
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: how to save mouldy laundry?
Replies: 8
Views: 292

Re: how to save mouldy laundry?

Soak your clothes in a bucket of water diluted with about 2-3 cups of vinegar. Let that sit for a few hours. Afterwards, toss in washer with detergent. That should do it.
by Lemur
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What are you eating today? Cooking inspiration!
Replies: 25
Views: 1096

Re: What are you eating today? Cooking inspiration!

Just made a lentil recipe that my picky 4 year old approved of. I felt very accomplished getting him to eat this. Learned that properly prepared tomato sauce, more black pepper then I normally use, and a tablespoon or 2 of lime juice makes a world of difference. 1.) Saute onions, carrot, celery, and...
by Lemur
Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Lemur Journal!
Replies: 275
Views: 46130

Re: Lemur Journal!

@bigato With regards to the diet, I'm very confident this is the right choice for health reasons. Eliminating processed foods will also be real easy as I don't want to purchase the waste that accompanies those foods. I have this strong motive now that goes beyond just my personal health... Climate c...
by Lemur
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Lemur Journal!
Replies: 275
Views: 46130

Re: Lemur Journal!

My work break is coming to an end as I go back into the grind tomorrow. Today is also my birthday. I turn 29. Initially, I was bored but found some things to do the past few days to keep me occupied. A lot of time to have introspection as well. If all goes according to plan and nothing catastrophic ...
by Lemur
Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Journals that go from high spending to 1 - 2 Jacob level spending
Replies: 39
Views: 2792

Re: Journals that go from high spending to 1 - 2 Jacob level spending

Not sure if I count as a high earner ($93k base salary) but I found that mentally I tried harder to save when I made less at $55k (start of my journal). My expenses crept up mainly in regards to spoiling my son, but also increased "experiences" spending such as going out to events, traveling, etc. I...
by Lemur
Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Lemur Journal!
Replies: 275
Views: 46130

Re: Lemur Journal!

Closing out 2019...I'm off work until January 2. I haven't had 10 days off (in a row) for a long time now...I can't remember the last time I had this long of a break. Maybe in 2018 at some point I did. That is crazy if you think about it. I spent some time today building up 2 4' x 4' garden plots (f...
by Lemur
Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Lemur Journal!
Replies: 275
Views: 46130

Re: Lemur Journal!

Well I failed to dodge my employer's Christmas Party, I am not FI enough to say 'no' yet lol. It was the introversion talking, OTOH they're treating us to a lot of good food, alcohol (which I very rarely ever engage in but since there will be a lot of people...only natural), and bowling so consideri...
by Lemur
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ERE Experiment - Vagabonding On A Shoestring Budget
Replies: 650
Views: 102622

Re: ERE Experiment - Vagabonding On A Shoestring Budget

@2Birds1Stone Cool updates. +1 on tracking weight through a spreadsheet. It keeps one mindful of their health state because I do believe that simply maintaining a healthy body-weight is one of the most, if not the most, important thing you can do for your health. Just maintaining a healthy body-weig...
by Lemur
Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Lemur Journal!
Replies: 275
Views: 46130

Re: Lemur Journal!

@ertyu Hope so. My goal is $200k by end of 2020. Just need to keep my job, market growth, and find additional ways to invest (increase income). Possibly through bonuses or even side-work. @mooretrees I think we got the best possible outcome. I didn't shell out any money, home situation did not chang...
by Lemur
Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: 2019 United Kingdom General Elections & other British Political questions
Replies: 7
Views: 741

Re: 2019 United Kingdom General Elections & other British Political questions

@tonyedgecombe I think you might be right. Just read this from the article posted: "Johnson's primary aim in calling a snap election was to secure a majority in order to complete the process of the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union by the new deadline of 31 January 2020. The Conservative...
by Lemur
Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: 2019 United Kingdom General Elections & other British Political questions
Replies: 7
Views: 741

2019 United Kingdom General Elections & other British Political questions

I have lately been following British politics which has been an interesting exercise because I have seen some high-level parallels with U.S. political situations (leanings towards authoritarianism, anti-immigration, etc.). However, I must be in some kind of bubble because I read Reddit too much (and...
by Lemur
Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Lemur Journal!
Replies: 275
Views: 46130

Re: Lemur Journal!

Investments: $148k. With investments on the next paycheck + some market growth I may be able to see $150k before year-end. Equivalent to $6,000 a year @ 4%. Physical Health / Diet: Good news is I was able to quit PT after a few sessions and now just doing what I need to do from home. I bought a lum...
by Lemur
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: UC Berkeley now offers Data Science / Python course for free
Replies: 20
Views: 1814

Re: UC Berekely now offers Data Science / Python course for free

Thanks for this thread @FIPS. I enrolled myself.
by Lemur
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Lemur Journal!
Replies: 275
Views: 46130

Re: Lemur Journal!

by Lemur
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Lemur Journal!
Replies: 275
Views: 46130

Re: Lemur Journal!

@salathor Investigated... I have been playing a bit in Excel and found an equation to use to derive any foods monthly cost. Cost = ((X/Y) x (C/Z)) x 30.4167 Where X = The cost of a product w/ tax Y = The # of Servings in the Product C = Ones caloric maintenance level (bodyweight * 14 is quick to der...
by Lemur
Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Lemur Journal!
Replies: 275
Views: 46130

Re: Lemur Journal!

@jacob . Thanks! Now I remember...Would like to calculate this myself soon. Maybe add some different foods as well such as potatoes, beans, lentils, etc...and see what the math comes out to. @ertyu Yes. As for me...I have a great tolerance for boredom. Ideally I want to stay in this role for as long...
by Lemur
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Lemur Journal!
Replies: 275
Views: 46130

Re: Lemur Journal!

@2Birds1Stone This reminded me a while ago on the forums someone mentioned calculating the bare minimum to survive or was it more like a diet starting point? Basically it was your caloric needs in white rice and the price of that. There was a term for it...will have to search around to find it. My m...
by Lemur
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Rob is growing and foraging 100% of his food for a year
Replies: 29
Views: 1829

Re: Rob is growing and foraging 100% of his food for a year

@Lemur I wasn’t saying that you equate being insured with health; rather, that seems to be a shift in the US. Depending on the state and one’s philosophy, self-insurance can be cost-effective. Like Rob, we no longer participate in the health insurance business. Added for clarification: We do have a...