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by sfchristo
Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:12 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Documents to create before death?
Replies: 8
Views: 1910

Re: Documents to create before death?

Besides the usual: will, living will, advanced health directive, financial and health POA (power of attorney) (depends on your state) I'd add at least one more. A brief document explaining where "everything is"/an inventory of things that would make life MUCH easier for people: lists of passwords, b...
by sfchristo
Fri Dec 16, 2016 1:13 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 2222
Views: 404204

Re: Investments Trade Log

December 2015 - Fired our full service broker and took over (DH and I giving mutual decision inputs). Saved as much commission every year as I would have earned at part time job. In January 2017 started adding to more index funds (DVY, VOO, MDY, IJR). This fall, thinking the US stocks overvalued (ve...
by sfchristo
Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Tattoos, Piercings?
Replies: 42
Views: 8764

Re: Tattoos, Piercings?

Tattoos and piercings (IMO) can be beautiful or terrifically ugly. Probably mostly just an eye of the beholder thing. My own preferences are for ones that match the natural contours of the body. I have one tattoo and three piercings. People accept that women (and in some places nowadays) men can get...
by sfchristo
Thu Dec 01, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Collaboration
Replies: 9
Views: 3364

Re: Collaboration

On a side note but very related to ERE ideas: my collaborator is very frugal. We never just threw away paint, the day's working paint was always used to start the first layer of yet another new painting. She was super careful about resource uses, was a master at making her own clothes, canned her fr...
by sfchristo
Thu Dec 01, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Collaboration
Replies: 9
Views: 3364

Re: Collaboration

@ego - could you please explain what you are asking about inflection point? I googled it but I'm still not sure.

Here's three of our collaborative paintings.

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by sfchristo
Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Collaboration
Replies: 9
Views: 3364

Re: Collaboration

Yes! About two years ago I met a fellow painter and she and I had so much in common aesthetically that we started collaborating on oil paintings. I usually paint in private but we started off painting side by side. We would critique each others' work and were amazed at how we both felt the same spot...
by sfchristo
Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:25 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Halfmoon's journal
Replies: 554
Views: 95801

Re: Halfmoon's journal

"After a few years of this, we developed a tremendous dislike of people in general. When we drove to work at in the evening, I would look at houses with lights in the windows and feel so envious of those who were safe in their cozy homes." Amazing. It reminds me of working summers at my father's sea...
by sfchristo
Wed Nov 30, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Something From Nothing Log
Replies: 560
Views: 135876

Re: Something From Nothing Log

+1 on the cast off clothing video. Makes me realize even more what a life of incredible abundance I lead (just did a huge cleaning of the house and donated 10 bags of clothes).
by sfchristo
Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:00 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Riot for Austerity
Replies: 36
Views: 7781

Re: Riot for Austerity

"5. Water. The Average American uses 100 Gallons of water PER PERSON, PER DAY. A 90% reduction would mean 10 gallons PER PERSON, PER DAY." A quick google search shows that that number seems to be accurate. Wow! And that is just a personal household number, not what people also use in their offices/s...
by sfchristo
Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:21 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello All! Entering the next stretch.
Replies: 11
Views: 3118

Re: Hello All! Entering the next stretch.

@Dragline Thanks for the welcome! Yeah, I see myself as pulling further and further away from consumerism. Right now, I'm engaged in decluttering my place. There's a lot to do. :) @ Halfmoon Barring a revolution, I should be ok, I just want to make sure to not blow my good fortune. When I first star...
by sfchristo
Sun Nov 27, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello All! Entering the next stretch.
Replies: 11
Views: 3118

Re: Hello All! Entering the next stretch.

I try to think clearly (sometimes it doesn't happen!) Moving out after a partner "flies with the angels": Yeah, so much of my life is wrapped up in his, it'll be a really really unmoored feeling I'm sure. He still works, so our trips tend to be short. It will be really different to know I could go s...
by sfchristo
Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:55 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello All! Entering the next stretch.
Replies: 11
Views: 3118

Re: Hello All! Entering the next stretch.

Hello Halfmoon! I have been reading your story with interest. Selling the house: yeah, around here (San Francisco) you can currently make a lot of money renting out rooms on airbnb etc. So that's an idea for the future. But having so much of my future net worth tied into one property makes me a bit ...
by sfchristo
Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello All! Entering the next stretch.
Replies: 11
Views: 3118

Re: Hello All! Entering the next stretch.

@Sclass, Congratulations on your DIY achievements. I've been doing some simple things such as patching a bit of wall that I gouged, and trying to get an eletric front gate to latch again (it currently stays fixed for a day or two and freezes up again). I'll check out youtube and see if anyone has pu...
by sfchristo
Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello All! Entering the next stretch.
Replies: 11
Views: 3118

Re: Hello All! Entering the next stretch.

Thanks, FBeyer. I'm comfortable around some basic tools (table saws, miter saws, staining furniture etc) but I haven't done too much with them besides making frames for paintings, staining wood, and super simple basics (i.e. hammering nails, installing simple shelves in closets). So I'm looking forw...
by sfchristo
Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello All! Entering the next stretch.
Replies: 11
Views: 3118

Hello All! Entering the next stretch.

TL;DR: An aging artist worried about having enough money to survive without a day job, found MMM & ERE and realized that he’ll probably be fine with current assets as long as he develops DIY skills to cut costs and continues more personal growth. Hello everyone, I’ve been reading this blog and MMM s...