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by Smashter
Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: What does DW mean?
Replies: 6
Views: 436

Re: What does DW mean?

I always thought it was Dear Wife, not sure if I made that up or what. And there's DH (Dear Husband), DD (Dear Daughter) etc, you'll find many variations around the forums :)
by Smashter
Sat Mar 27, 2021 7:42 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: The Permanent Portfolio by Craig Rowland & J.M. Lawson
Replies: 19
Views: 2319

Re: The Permanent Portfolio by Craig Rowland & J.M. Lawson

Hey John, this article  from Portfolio Charts might help reduce your anxiety about investing in the PP during turbulent times. The article is focused on a PP variant but the same principles apply. I personally think it's still "good" as long as you are looking for a defensive portfolio wit...
by Smashter
Sun Mar 07, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: washing down (sleeping bag)
Replies: 8
Views: 478

Re: washing down (sleeping bag)

For what it's worth, I'm seeing that Mirazyme is now marketed as Revivex.

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by Smashter
Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Garden Log
Replies: 809
Views: 224794

Re: Garden Log

@GdP -- I like those, and could take them with us if we ever moved. I could also change the garden around as needed. Thanks! I am also interested in using those now, they seem great. I am starting a backyard garden for the first time this year (Wisconsin) and have been scouring this thread for tips...
by Smashter
Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Journal of Orthodox Caveman
Replies: 25
Views: 4681

Re: Journal of Orthodox Caveman

Cool,that all makes sense. It's huge that you've got a plan other than "make a lot, spend even more" which is the trap my parents and so many others fell into :D
by Smashter
Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Journal of Orthodox Caveman
Replies: 25
Views: 4681

Re: Journal of Orthodox Caveman

Great progress, love the update. The student loans will be blitzed in no time. I had about 160k in student loans that I paid off as aggressively as humanly possible despite people in my life questioning that decision and I'm so glad I did. I'm rooting for you! Are you still as happy in your job as y...
by Smashter
Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Frugal chicos journal - ERE in Spain
Replies: 536
Views: 113205

Re: Frugal chicos journal - ERE in Spain

Sounds like a great plan! I think it's great that you are so focused on your goals and that you're willing to make big changes to pursue your dreams.

Sorry about the conversation with your mom, I've had my share of those and they are never fun.
by Smashter
Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: AE's Journal Round 4
Replies: 288
Views: 39938

Re: AE's Journal Round 4

Whoa, what terrible timing for an Austin visit. Glad you're okay. My sister moved from the midwest to Austin right around when you arrived. Luckily she was able to catch a flight out. I didn't realize the situations at the airport were that dire. Crazy.
by Smashter
Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: How to improve marketing skills?
Replies: 6
Views: 788

Re: How to improve marketing skills?

Good luck on your journey! I can contribute some thoughts to your first point based on my past jobs. 1) You need some way for people to find out your product exists You should do some content marketing, which basically means writing blog posts. The goal here is to grow number of people who find your...
by Smashter
Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Living Off Your Money by Michael McClung
Replies: 24
Views: 4016

Re: Living Off Your Money by Michael McClung

I am also following along and appreciating the detailed reviews. Thanks for doing this! I look forward to hearing his take on high bond allocations.
by Smashter
Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: What I Spend
Replies: 427
Views: 96128

Re: What I Spend

Scott 2 wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:19 am
Thanks for the link to Tyler's response.
Hey Scott, any chance you can find the link that CL sent and post it again? I'd love to read Tyler's thoughts on gold's influencer on SWRs going forward. CL's post became a casualty of the recent ellipses virus that swept through all his content...
by Smashter
Sun Feb 07, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 695
Views: 98948

Re: Axel Heyst's Journal

Awesome post AH. You'd probably vibe with Johnny from Granola Shotgun . He writes about some Gert-esque people who could provide you with inspiration. Unfortunately, he recently migrated his blog and a bunch of old posts got deleted so you'd have to use the wayback machine to find his best old stuff...
by Smashter
Thu Jan 28, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Suomalaisen Päiväkirja
Replies: 583
Views: 119443

Re: Suomalaisen Päiväkirja

Sorry about your kid, Suo. I'm impressed & inspired by your outlook given everything you have going on.
by Smashter
Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: brute journal
Replies: 465
Views: 104399

Re: brute journal

Congrats Brute!
by Smashter
Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Five Years, Lord Willing
Replies: 635
Views: 133604

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: 8838

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: Semi-ERE Year 3 - Wanderlust Prevails
Replies: 954
Views: 211432

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: 288
Views: 39938

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: Semi-ERE Year 3 - Wanderlust Prevails
Replies: 954
Views: 211432

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: 59
Views: 15406

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 divin...