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by Smashter
Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Five Years, Lord Willing
Replies: 637
Views: 120260

Re: Five Years, Lord Willing

Serious bummer. You'll be missed, Jason!
by Smashter
Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Smashter's Great Adventure
Replies: 40
Views: 7825

Re: Smashter's Great Adventure

Finances 318k USD combined assets in golden butterfly 168k mortgage debt at 3% 30 year loan 60% savings rate so far this year (spending ~$4500/month) Life DW and I have decided we are going to change things up, job-wise, once we either get to 400k in assets or reach the end of 2021, whichever comes...
by Smashter
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ERE Year 2 - Choose Your Own Adventure - Geoarbitrage and Nomadic Lifestyle Edition
Replies: 821
Views: 169390

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

Dang, you were killing it! For some reason I thought you were more in the 60k base/120 OTE range. That's more in line with the roles I know are available. So you could be right that the market has chilled for salaries in your old range. Sounds like you’ve got a great plan as of now, excited to follo...
by Smashter
Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: AE's Journal Round 4
Replies: 208
Views: 27052

Re: AE's Journal Round 4

Getting back on track Sorry about the level of melodrama in that last post. Nothing wrong with venting in your own journal! I for one appreciate the candor. I've been having very similar feelings about my work lately so I'm living vicariously through the journal entries of folks like you who are ta...
by Smashter
Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ERE Year 2 - Choose Your Own Adventure - Geoarbitrage and Nomadic Lifestyle Edition
Replies: 821
Views: 169390

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

Sorry man that sounds tough. I am not actively searching, but I am in sales, and I constantly come across interesting looking opportunities. From what I can tell the labor market is not shit. I really think someone with your skills, drive, and resume will be fine! Don't know if you ever use BuiltIn,...
by Smashter
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: RFS' Journal
Replies: 45
Views: 11332

Re: RFS' Journal

You're rocking it! What's new on the job front? I'd love an update on how you're liking teaching. I'm fascinated by how covid has effected the student/teacher dynamic, especially in the lower grades. I just checked out "recovery" from the library based on this rec, looking forward to diving in. It s...
by Smashter
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: Frank the ERE pug (2003-2020)
Replies: 27
Views: 8505

Re: Frank the ERE pug (2003-2020)

Dang, first ffj's dog and now Frank. Sorry to hear that. Glad I got the chance to meet him, he seemed like a great pup.
by Smashter
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: bostonimproper's journal
Replies: 107
Views: 29484

Re: bostonimproper's journal

Ah, gotcha. My refinance did not require a walkthrough assessment, I guess because I had one done when I bought the house less than 2 years ago? I dunno, I live in Wisconsin, maybe things are different in Boston.
by Smashter
Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Tyler9000's Journal
Replies: 205
Views: 62258

Re: Tyler9000's Journal

Congrats, sounds like a great next step. As a fan of your writing, my request is for even more essays in the "insights" section of portfolio charts. I think you have a real knack for telling stories with data, making strong arguments while maintaining humility, and explaining the emotional side of i...
by Smashter
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: bostonimproper's journal
Replies: 107
Views: 29484

Re: bostonimproper's journal

[*]Considering refinancing my mortgage from 3.25% interest rate to 2.75%. That plus resetting back to 30 years would drop my monthly payment by $300. That said, this would also require me to let a stranger into my house for an assessment. Is it worth it? I refinanced recently and they didn't have t...
by Smashter
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: how to stop blinds from banging in wind?
Replies: 7
Views: 579

Re: how to stop blinds from banging in wind?

Chris wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 8:25 pm
Command Adhesive interlocking strips work great.
I tried a version of these and they work great. Thanks Chris! (and everyone else)
by Smashter
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: a planter's garden
Replies: 63
Views: 8932

Re: Seed's journal

Haha, got it. That's what jumped out at me, but that doesn't mean you should stop! It's your journal and your idea playground :) If you are interested in learning more about asset allocation and playing around with different asset mixes, I can't recommend the site portfolio charts  enough. It's crea...
by Smashter
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: a planter's garden
Replies: 63
Views: 8932

Re: Seed's journal

plantingtheseed wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:06 pm
The Motivation
I love sports.
I also love sports. Can you explain how it's your motivation? Do you mean you want to retire early and play sports all the time? Watch sports? Get a career in sports without having to worry about making a lot of money at it?
by Smashter
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Just getting started
Replies: 12
Views: 1087

Re: Just getting started

My path was meandering. Pro basketball player overseas → assistant to Hollywood tv writers → writer for ad-tech company → sales at ad-tech company → in-house writer at HR-tech company → sales at tiny enviro-tech startup → freelance writer → writer working for a content marketing agency → sales at co...
by Smashter
Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Just getting started
Replies: 12
Views: 1087

Re: Just getting started

Nice, that's a cool double major. Don't discount how powerful the ROI of those two combined can be. I work in content marketing, at an agency that sells blog writing services to tech companies. We keep taking on clients who want us to write about dev tools. It's really hard for a bunch of liberal ar...
by Smashter
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Patronage/Matronage
Replies: 224
Views: 9646

Re: Patronage/Matronage

Is that because authors are stuck in middle school or because the average reader can no longer be expected to process compound sentence structures? Maybe related to this, I have noticed a stylistic shift away from compound sentence structures. It's no longer cool to write long sentences. Everything...
by Smashter
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Just getting started
Replies: 12
Views: 1087

Re: Just getting started

Welcome! That's so cool you discovered ERE in high school. In my dream world it would be required reading for high school Econ classes :) I was in the same boat in terms of having high earning parents who were still perpetually in debt. I actually think it's valuable to see that, as you quickly inte...
by Smashter
Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Smashter's Great Adventure
Replies: 40
Views: 7825

Re: Smashter's Great Adventure

Financial stuff I asked DW to help me revamp our financial spreadsheets for my birthday present. We’d run into an issue where we tried to do everything through personal capital, but we couldn’t track spending the way we wanted, then we kind of let the whole thing fall to the wayside. Now everything...
by Smashter
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Quitting Alcohol Pros and Cons
Replies: 51
Views: 12702

Re: Quitting Alcohol Pros and Cons

I'm officially 8 months no booze. I have also officially stopped having dreams where I am at a party and drinking alcohol. I'd always have this moment in the dreams where I realized I'd broken my streak and feel really bad about it. I guess one thing I've learned through this process is that I'm cap...
by Smashter
Wed May 27, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 3 yrs to FI: ertyu's journal
Replies: 255
Views: 29569

Re: 3 yrs to FI: ertyu's journal

I applaud your effort to focus on some of the positives, because your situation sounds incredibly stressful. I'm glad you're finding satisfaction in those activities. I felt similarly when I repaired my ancient MacBook Pro.