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by SustainableHappiness
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Semi-ERE Experiment - Month 2 - "Limbo A La Mode"
Replies: 458
Views: 72126

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

After you chill for a bit, I am excited to see what PT/side hustle you come up with/fall into and you transition into a more varied (is that appropriate phrasing?) life. Also, it's crazy how much the giant yellow orb in the sky lifts up a mood!
by SustainableHappiness
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: classical_Liberal's Semi-ERE
Replies: 295
Views: 46505

Re: classical_Liberal's Semi-ERE

Congrats again C_L. Confidence and F-U Money have brought you a new lifestyle arrangement to try out and like others said, if you decide it sucks, just do something else. Thanks for posting these experiences.
by SustainableHappiness
Mon May 13, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Non-ere things you are happy to pay for
Replies: 30
Views: 4964

Re: Non-ere things you are happy to pay for

As of last couple years, anything small (<50$) that causes me more stress than perceived $ value after accumulating a bunch of money. Examples - Being stuck somewhere for longer than expected and DW and DS need/want food. Don't argue or talk about how some people volunteer to intermittently fast, ju...
by SustainableHappiness
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: SustainableHappiness Journal
Replies: 103
Views: 19736

Re: SustainableHappiness Journal

April Update @C_L, thank you. We are excited for the next babe. Finances Had to pay taxes this month. It sucked significantly harder than usual. Muchos dollas to the tax man due to capital gains on two house sales. Toss in 2 new small businesses between DW and I and it was a sad day. We also used t...
by SustainableHappiness
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Affluent Homeless
Replies: 21
Views: 3138

Re: Affluent Homeless

unemployable wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:57 am
Hell is other people.
So is Heaven.
by SustainableHappiness
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Midsize Lebowski would love it if you'd come and give him notes on Semi-ERE
Replies: 44
Views: 6318

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

What's the worst that could happen? Think a brief plan for that outcome. Then you're prepared and when the more likely case that the worst doesn't happen, or maybe even the best that can happen does, you are a rock star. I took flak for irresponsibly reducing my income to $0 for 9 months and about $...
by SustainableHappiness
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Do people just give up after 25?
Replies: 77
Views: 14513

Re: Do people just give up after 25?

TopHatFox wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:44 am
What about 30? Is that when srhtf?
Still to come, but I am looking forward to voluntarily tossing on Depends so I can more comfortably sit through Wheel of Fortune marathons.
by SustainableHappiness
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Do people just give up after 25?
Replies: 77
Views: 14513

Re: Do people just give up after 25?

Oh and 28 was when I decided to stop feeding my child...thank goodness DW is around.
by SustainableHappiness
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Do people just give up after 25?
Replies: 77
Views: 14513

Re: Do people just give up after 25?

No. But 26, wow, 26 is when I just couldn't get out of my track pants anymore and the dishes started piling up.

A silly question requires a silly answer.
by SustainableHappiness
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: What is your favorite legume?
Replies: 26
Views: 5202

Re: What is your favorite legume?

In Order of Usage and most common dishes: Black Beans - Stir Frys + Burritos + burgers + anything else I don't use other legumes for Lentils - Curried (by themselves), stews, sometimes chilis Chickpeas - Chana anything (masala and coconut flavoured curry-ish with some kind of sweet side/topping is m...
by SustainableHappiness
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: SustainableHappiness Journal
Replies: 103
Views: 19736

Re: SustainableHappiness Journal

March Update 7.7% SWR 40000 Estimated average yearly spend as Famjam in future 13.04 Numbers of Years in Hopper Infinite Years to broke on this month's cashflow Finances Well, my numbers are all broken because now our networth and cash will continue climbing, so years to broke doesn’t make sense an...
by SustainableHappiness
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: classical_Liberal's Semi-ERE
Replies: 295
Views: 46505

Re: classical_Liberal's Semi-ERE

Awesome. Good work C_L. You're going to kick ass in your adventure. I have this sneaking suspicion you are going to make more money than you expect too because it sounds like you capitalize on serendipity well. Also, from my experience, be aware of the anticlimactic feeling that accompanies large (i...
by SustainableHappiness
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Causes of Early Retirement Failure
Replies: 19
Views: 2231

Re: Causes of Early Retirement Failure

Personal failure would go into category 1: Had a baby -> Decided other things were more important. This also led to a failure to the commit to the slow travel plan DW and I created until another opp presents itself (contingent on us not dying). Not adventuring is more an immediate regret than findin...
by SustainableHappiness
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Mini-retirements vs ERE?
Replies: 99
Views: 13568

Re: Mini-retirements vs ERE?

@Jin+Guice This schedule has worked doing: - freelance digital marketing work (primarily ad campaign management and creation across multiple platforms with weekly reports to the client) - in a past corporate role on work from home days as a salesperson in a key account management setting (where unli...
by SustainableHappiness
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Mini-retirements vs ERE?
Replies: 99
Views: 13568

Re: Mini-retirements vs ERE?

For me, unstructured work after lunch goes side-ways without extra effort and mental drain, particularly, if it isn't forced.
by SustainableHappiness
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Mini-retirements vs ERE?
Replies: 99
Views: 13568

Re: Mini-retirements vs ERE?

I disagree on the 2 days per week as ideal for my life situation and demeanour. I've become a morning person, therefore my most productive hours are between 6am to lunch. Typically that gets filled with an hour of physical work (exercise) and 3-4 hours of mental work (I like the term "deep work") + ...
by SustainableHappiness
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Mini-retirements vs ERE?
Replies: 99
Views: 13568

Re: Mini-retirements vs ERE?

I actually think it would have been better if I was richer, rich enough that there would have been no net worth dent. Can't say whether you are right or wrong in your context, but I found getting a couple NW kick in da nuts in the past couple years PT working (barring some real estate wins) pushed ...
by SustainableHappiness
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: SustainableHappiness Journal
Replies: 103
Views: 19736

Re: SustainableHappiness Journal

February Update Friends I’ve had a number of thinking sessions about the friends discussion and I’ve decided that it is a selection process that will happen overtime automatically as long as DW and I stay true to our values when making decisions. That is, the friends who require us to go out to res...
by SustainableHappiness
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: SustainableHappiness Journal
Replies: 103
Views: 19736

Re: SustainableHappiness Journal

@suo and c_l, I like the thoughts you are throwing out there. @suo money = non-issue because it is until proven otherwise. This is the approach of abundance that I appreciate and subscribe to now. It may lead to less resilience in our plan because we conserve less capital (keeping in mind we still h...
by SustainableHappiness
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: SustainableHappiness Journal
Replies: 103
Views: 19736

Re: SustainableHappiness Journal

Thanks for the recommendation. Probably more like Animal House before we started popping out chilluns. Or isn't that exactly what Hugh Grant would say? Maybe I should really start assessing the economic value of all of my relationships and then rating (and ditching...duh) them accordingly, not just ...