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by liberty
Thu Jan 26, 2023 9:52 am
Forum: Mastermind Groups
Topic: Solopreneur MMG
Replies: 4
Views: 316

Re: Solopreneur MMG

The one caveat to this is that it might be limiting the potential group to a much smaller number of people who would be willing offer that trust. That's right! Let's see if some more people join. For me it's also fine to start with only you and I. My work Web projects, where I do everything: progra...
by liberty
Wed Jan 25, 2023 9:54 am
Forum: Mastermind Groups
Topic: Solopreneur MMG
Replies: 4
Views: 316

Re: Solopreneur MMG

I think it's a good idea to update here about the projects, but members should also be allowed to not go much into details. Some prefer to stay anonymous. However, in the closed group we should not hide identity. There everyone should show their projects and go more into details about their tasks. W...
by liberty
Tue Jan 24, 2023 1:10 pm
Forum: Mastermind Groups
Topic: Solopreneur MMG
Replies: 4
Views: 316

Solopreneur MMG

Started a thread about Working individually together . Got suggested to start an MMG, and here it is. Let me first quote from the other thread so you see what this is about: I'm FI and retired from my 9-5 job. Now I work on my own projects. I find it nice to work on projects alone, but there are als...
by liberty
Tue Jan 24, 2023 12:19 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: ERE Country
Replies: 4
Views: 569

Re: ERE Country

Cost of living in a country is important, but you need to also see if you are a good "cultural fit" (as these corporations are talking about). Also in some countries, it's hard to get around if you don't know the local language. Many cheaper countries don't work well, with corrupt politici...
by liberty
Mon Jan 09, 2023 8:33 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Working individually together
Replies: 3
Views: 300

Re: Working individually together

Yes, I have been considering starting an MMG for this, but thought it probably wouldn't fit into the format because of too much day-to-day work involved. On the other hand: We don't need to require day-to-day work by the members. We could have meetings every week or two, and then those who are inter...
by liberty
Mon Jan 09, 2023 6:15 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Working individually together
Replies: 3
Views: 300

Working individually together

I'm FI and retired from my 9-5 job. Now I work on my own projects. I find it nice to work on projects alone, but there are also some downsides of it: - I don't feel much of a commitment. Some days I don't do much work since I don't have to. - You don't have colleagues to discuss the ideas with. - Al...
by liberty
Mon Dec 12, 2022 3:59 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Boxing: Would that ever be a good idea?
Replies: 33
Views: 2759

Re: Boxing: Would that ever be a good idea?

Nice explanation @jacob and @Slevin.

I would probably not like to do actual fights, though, as getting punched in head is pretty unhealthy. An alternative could be to use a robot, like this.
by liberty
Mon Dec 12, 2022 12:41 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Boxing: Would that ever be a good idea?
Replies: 33
Views: 2759

Re: Boxing: Would that ever be a good idea?

I have tried other martial arts, and enjoy it. It's cool to have new things to learn at each belt level. But boxing doesn't have this aspect? Isn't it very one-dimensional? You just punch, in different rhythms, block, and move a bit back and forth? Please explain the fun aspects of boxing, and I mig...
by liberty
Tue Dec 06, 2022 3:53 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Retirees, what do you do all day long?
Replies: 38
Views: 4368

Re: Retirees, what do you do all day long?

@ducknald_don I would not train to become an elite athlete myself. I have tried that before, and it's not fun and gives lots of stress and issues. But learning some techniques to apply as an amateur athlete could probably be nice.
by liberty
Mon Dec 05, 2022 7:00 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Retirees, what do you do all day long?
Replies: 38
Views: 4368

Re: Retirees, what do you do all day long?

Training with elite athletes is a great idea, @WFJ . I'm currently a nomad and do some different sports in each location, dependent on what's available.

Also to ghost someone for work is a great advice! I should try this when I see an interesting job.
by liberty
Sat Dec 03, 2022 12:40 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Retirees, what do you do all day long?
Replies: 38
Views: 4368

Re: Retirees, what do you do all day long?

Thanks for your help! The only time I get anxious is when I know I've spent too much time on my computer and that I need to get moving and doing something. You need a balance of work/study/thinking/relaxation. That's one of my problems, I'm sitting to much in front of my computer. I should probably ...
by liberty
Sat Dec 03, 2022 9:45 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Retirees, what do you do all day long?
Replies: 38
Views: 4368

Retirees, what do you do all day long?

Would love to hear some description for those who have retired (here defined as "quit their regular job") of how your days are going. I have projects to work on, but it's not always easy to work when I don't have to. Also the choices gives me anxiety, more choices is not always good. When ...
by liberty
Sun Nov 13, 2022 11:59 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: liberty's liberty journal
Replies: 22
Views: 4950

Re: liberty's liberty journal

Thanks for the congratulations :) I haven't been too active here lately, so sorry for late replies and not too much updates, but now I'm finally back for a new update. I have been retired for around a year now, and all in all this is way better than being in my previous job as a programmer. I still ...
by liberty
Fri Jun 24, 2022 8:57 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: What's the problem with inflation?
Replies: 70
Views: 6230

What's the problem with inflation?

Real wage decreases is a problem. Negative real interest rates is a problem. But is inflation in itself a problem? The only problem I see is that people have to all the time adjust their conceptions of what's cheap and what's expensive. "Is a $5 bread cheap?" etc. This is normally not a bi...
by liberty
Sat May 28, 2022 4:07 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Work is good (and to not work is bad?)
Replies: 22
Views: 2354

Re: Work is good (and to not work is bad?)

Another angle is the Robinson Crusoe angle. If Crusoe works really hard in order to be self-reliant while his work obviously doesn't help others, does that mean his life on a remote island is meaningless? I will not say it's meaningless if it gives him more overall happiness. If his life is net-pos...
by liberty
Sat May 28, 2022 9:16 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Work is good (and to not work is bad?)
Replies: 22
Views: 2354

Re: Work is good (and to not work is bad?)

Hi @OutOfTheBlue. There are different definitions of work . I wanted to define it for this particular thread to make sure no one read is at "doing things to make money". With "work" I here mean "helping others". With "work capacity" I mean "capacity to he...
by liberty
Sat May 28, 2022 8:46 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Work is good (and to not work is bad?)
Replies: 22
Views: 2354

Re: Work is good (and to not work is bad?)

Thinking that capacity implies obligation (I can work 12hrs/day therefore I ought to), which I'm inferring from your post, is a bad idea. Riggerjack said this a while ago, better than how I just rephrased it. No obligation, I'm just talking about what's good to do, that you are doing something good...
by liberty
Sat May 28, 2022 7:08 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Work is good (and to not work is bad?)
Replies: 22
Views: 2354

Work is good (and to not work is bad?)

Let's here define work as "something you do to help others". By this definition work can be paid or non-paid, and not all "jobs" are work. Some jobs are pure BS jobs, they don't help anyone with anything. But if you do work, that provides value to others, that's actually a great ...
by liberty
Mon Mar 28, 2022 5:08 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: ERE indicator
Replies: 69
Views: 24327

Re: ERE indicator

I'm all for building income streams beside stocks, and have started working a bit on this myself, but I don't think the IR Score makes sense. You will get a higher IR Score if you spread over different "accounts"/"categories" (or whatever to call them), but all investments are bu...
by liberty
Mon Mar 28, 2022 11:30 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Loving your job = FI?
Replies: 21
Views: 1948

Re: Loving your job = FI?

OutOfTheBlue wrote:
Mon Mar 28, 2022 10:13 am
The job that I love cannot have a boss. Its job description cannot be imposed by someone else. It is free from such external contingencies.
The same goes for me. In order to love a job, I would need to have the control myself: No reporting to bosses, no alarm clock at 07:30, no pressure.