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by James_0011
Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member living just outside Philadelphia
Replies: 15
Views: 917

Re: New member living just outside Philadelphia

I live the in western suburbs of Philly. I think the philly area is a pretty ideal place for the accumulation phase as the costs are reasonable, but there are relatively high paying jobs. Much more reasonable than living in nyc.
by James_0011
Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Transportation Questions
Topic: Motorcycle for cheap transportation?
Replies: 67
Views: 2459

Re: Motorcycle for cheap transportation?

This is probably the go-to site for ebikes: https://electricbike-blog.com/

I would suggest getting a used steel mountain bike, and converting it to an electric bike. Cheaper than a motorcycle, and you dont have to worry about gas, insurance, licenses, etc...
by James_0011
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Help me find out what makes me unemployable, please.
Replies: 39
Views: 2543

Re: Help me find out what makes me unemployable, please.

Jean, One thing I noticed from reading your posts on here is that you’re very genuine and aren’t afraid to speak your mind. This is not a personality trait that is going to get you a job. Employers don’t want anyone who may be a trouble maker. It’s too high risk. From an employers perspective: non-c...
by James_0011
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Individualism in USA
Replies: 10
Views: 838

Re: Individualism in USA

Isn’t this indivualism the reason why it’s so easy to ere here?

When I travel to Europe for work, everyone in the office eats together at the same time and pretty much has the same food from the cafe. I hate it. I’m glad I don’t live in such a conformist culture...
by James_0011
Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Getting young adults to put their phones down and start thinking about personal finance
Replies: 18
Views: 4220

Re: Getting young adults to put their phones down and start thinking about personal finance

I wouldn’t recommend preaching to people. Who cares what they do as long as it’s not hurting you?

Maybe frugality isn’t right for them?

Than again I don’t have kids and don’t plan on having any so I don’t know what the parent mentality is like.
by James_0011
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Should I sign a two year contract with my current employer?
Replies: 18
Views: 925

Re: Should I sign a two year contract with my current employer?

I already have a lawyer helping me with it, and I’ve asked him to make several changes in the contract. I’m going to just send it back with the changes and see what they say Yes, he told me that they want to put me under contract because I’m a valuable employee. This is a small software company that...
by James_0011
Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Should I sign a two year contract with my current employer?
Replies: 18
Views: 925

Re: Should I sign a two year contract with my current employer?

@augustus How do you recommend I go about broaching that topic with my boss? I mean, I can read what it says they will do if I leave in the contract, but I’m not sure if they will actually follow through with it. @suom I think I’m going to have to apply for other jobs now. Arrrgggh. I don’t know wha...
by James_0011
Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Should I sign a two year contract with my current employer?
Replies: 18
Views: 925

Re: Should I sign a two year contract with my current employer?

I’m not sure what would happen. I think that they wouldn’t do anything as it probably would cost them more to pay a legal team to take action than it would be worth to them. The only real upside for me is that if they fire me before the contract is up they have to pay out the full two years of salar...
by James_0011
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Should I sign a two year contract with my current employer?
Replies: 18
Views: 925

Re: Should I sign a two year contract with my current employer?

Okay, so if anyone cares - I actually got the contract this week. I can resign at any time as long as I give 6 months notice before doing so. It also looks like they will review my salary Jan 2019 and possibly give me a raise (although, why would they do so if I'm already in a contract with them?). ...
by James_0011
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Bitcoin on the rise
Replies: 261
Views: 30414

Re: Bitcoin on the rise

Also, has anyone seen this?

https://www.trustnodes.com/2018/03/06/b ... blockchain

Looks promising
by James_0011
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: How can I reduce cryptocurrency fees?
Replies: 15
Views: 1108

Re: How can I reduce cryptocurrency fees?

An index fund could be an option: https://crypto20.com/

I read that US investors can't liquidate though, so you have to use an arbitrage bot.
by James_0011
Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Programming bootcamps?
Replies: 23
Views: 1314

Re: Programming bootcamps?

Good point. If its a bootcamp or nothing, a bootcamp is far superior.
by James_0011
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Programming bootcamps?
Replies: 23
Views: 1314

Re: Programming bootcamps?

The only thing I would be wary of in terms of being a boot camp programmer is that the barrier to entry is so low. It seems like programming is becoming a commodity, while software engineers with cs degrees have more job security and a better outlook.

I could be wrong though.
by James_0011
Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Pick up a part-time to get to FI faster or use that time to pursue my dream?
Replies: 4
Views: 409

Re: Pick up a part-time to get to FI faster or use that time to pursue my dream?

“When you work for someone else you work 9 to 5, when you work for yourself you work 5 to 9” - an old rich guy I know
by James_0011
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Should I sign a two year contract with my current employer?
Replies: 18
Views: 925

Re: Should I sign a two year contract with my current employer?

@Brute I’m not sure if I could be making that much more than 75k if I took another job now. However, in a year I think I would have enough experience to find something around 90k. Actually, if I moved to the Bay Area I think I could find a much higher paying job now. But, with housing costs I don’t ...
by James_0011
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Should I sign a two year contract with my current employer?
Replies: 18
Views: 925

Re: Should I sign a two year contract with my current employer?

Thanks, you are correct that it’s a sellers market. I plan on taking the contract to a lawyer when I get it to make sure I understand it.
by James_0011
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Should I sign a two year contract with my current employer?
Replies: 18
Views: 925

Should I sign a two year contract with my current employer?

Hello, I’m currently employed at a small software company as a “product analyst”, I’m making 65k, and this is my first job out of college. My boss recently approached me (6 months into the job) with an offer to be promoted to a “senior product analyst” with a salary of 75k. The only catch is that he...
by James_0011
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!
Replies: 380
Views: 44133

Re: Fox's Journey: Out of the Burrow

You could probably already be FI if you invested in real estate, the leverage is insane.

You could also do a petroleum engineering masters with your geology background and start at 100k+
by James_0011
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!
Replies: 380
Views: 44133

Re: Fox's Journey: Out of the Burrow

I love Aaron Clarey. Some of his stuff can be a little too right wing for me, but he is spot on about setting yourself up to be financially independent.
by James_0011
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Gaining the skills of other personality types?
Replies: 10
Views: 814

Re: Gaining the skills of other personality types?

Get a math/science text book and do some problems on a regular basis if you want to improve your analytical skills.