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by MDFIRE2024
Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:27 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Is there a positive correlation btw expected years of working life and self reported life satisfaction?
Replies: 0
Views: 6

Is there a positive correlation btw expected years of working life and self reported life satisfaction?

Hi Folks, I'd like to get your opinion about a possible positive correlation between - average expected years of working life - and the self reported life satisfaction observed in Europe by Statistics from Eurostat (see links) It seems, that Island, Swiss, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Netherland works l...
by MDFIRE2024
Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: journal of wood
Replies: 94
Views: 8838

Re: journal of wood

Suggestions on books apart from "Emotional Vampires" (Bernstein)? "How To Win Friends And Influence People" by Dale Carnegie is about improving relationships generally (friendliness, avoiding conflicts...) Recently I started to read more about spirituality, especially buddhism. I have read "A Path ...
by MDFIRE2024
Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: JollyScot's Journey Starts
Replies: 39
Views: 4302

Re: JollyScot's Journey Starts

There are pros and cons to both, I could have a nice lump of cash sitting to wait for any bargins or opportunity to arise over the next 12 months or so. The fairly stable income would be nice as the property is in an in demand place within the city. I will probably have a few estate agents in to gi...
by MDFIRE2024
Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: dull numbers journal
Replies: 35
Views: 3652

Re: dull numbers journal

During this year's holidays I slipped on over o dozen houses/accommodation and after returning home decided to improve 'my place' to be more energy efficient. 1) I replaced my tub with a shower to reduce my water bill. 2) I replaced my gas stove with induction hob to reduce moisture (gas stove is a...
by MDFIRE2024
Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Crazylemon's Journal
Replies: 56
Views: 9333

Re: Crazylemon's Journal

I am not really sure the best way to fix this. Hi Crazylemon. Good to read an update from you. I'm sorry that it doesn't work out as you planned it would be. Regarding food. I can say you what works for me. Maybe you can use it or give it a try. I have experienced, that a healthy diet depends on so...
by MDFIRE2024
Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Let's go Back Home - Frugal chicos journal
Replies: 103
Views: 7167

Re: Let's go Back Home - Frugal chicos journal

- I will succeed no matter what. I will go back home in 2020 as planned. I will achieve this goal I set 2 years ago. Discipline, self training, developing habits, owning my dream, no excuses. Why do you feel concerns? What troubles you? You are on a pretty good path and journey to ERE and FIRE, IMO...
by MDFIRE2024
Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: An American Millennial
Replies: 105
Views: 12667

Re: An American Millennial

As a second side note, today my girlfriend and I discussed quite eagerly about the option of retiring to a city in Spain, especially considering how the cost of living (with regards to things that we spend money on, at least) is even less than here. I have thought about retiring in Spain, too. At l...
by MDFIRE2024
Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Frilosofen reporting in from Sweden
Replies: 4
Views: 167

Re: Frilosofen reporting in from Sweden

Welcome Frilosofen! I am interested in Sweden. It must have a high quality of life there. I guess when you will be FIRE'ed it must be quite nice to live in Sweden. Well, looking to read more about your ERE journey in Sweden. Take care. Well in some respects the quality of life is good. We have almo...
by MDFIRE2024
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Frilosofen reporting in from Sweden
Replies: 4
Views: 167

Re: Frilosofen reporting in from Sweden

Welcome Frilosofen! I am interested in Sweden. It must have a high quality of life there. I guess when you will be FIRE'ed it must be quite nice to live in Sweden. Well, looking to read more about your ERE journey in Sweden. Take care.
by MDFIRE2024
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Journal of MDFIRE2024
Replies: 61
Views: 4031

Re: Journal of MDFIRE2024

Hi MDFIRE2024, very nice journal! Do you also follow an intermittent fasting pattern of eating or do you eat throughout the day? Thank you Bankai. I try to eat beans everyday, but I don't aim for 400g p.d. Usually I eat 100g beans p.d. Regarding intermittent fasting: I stick to two meals a day. Usu...
by MDFIRE2024
Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:17 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Journal of MDFIRE2024
Replies: 61
Views: 4031

Re: Journal of MDFIRE2024

My Asset Allocation posted here My overall asset allocation is: 1) Bonds (20%) 2) Equities (60%) 3) Real Assets (20%) I try to diversify as much as possible and build in many uncorrelated assets. My second principle is to diversify between regions 50% developed markets 50% emerging markets I apply ...
by MDFIRE2024
Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Better Asset Allocation?
Replies: 9
Views: 687

Re: Better Asset Allocation?

How have you allocated your portfolio and why? Should you care to share. My overall asset allocation is: 1) Bonds (20%) 2) Equities (60%) 3) Real Assets (20%) I try to diversify as much as possible and build in many uncorrelated assets. My second principle is to diversify between regions 50% develo...
by MDFIRE2024
Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:02 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: What Do You Eat for Weight Loss?
Replies: 108
Views: 11542

Re: What Do You Eat for Weight Loss?

With my new diet I want to reduce the risk of diseases and maybe loose weight, as I mentioned in my journal. Therefore I do/eat/drink most of the following daily. When I have been staying at my sister's place I read the book "How not to die" from Dr. Greger. It is all about minimizing the risks of d...
by MDFIRE2024
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Smashter's Great Adventure
Replies: 16
Views: 1758

Re: Smashter's Great Adventure

I got married! ... My creative pursuits march onward. I am writing a book of memoir-esque essays in my free time, and have been making good progress. ... In other news, my NW sits at 60k. My savings rate has been right around 65% for the year. Hey Smasther, congratulations to your progress. Firstly...
by MDFIRE2024
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Journal of MDFIRE2024
Replies: 61
Views: 4031

Re: Journal of MDFIRE2024

You like to hike and mountain bike. How often do you do these things and who do you do them with? In the US, I've always found hikers to be a nice bunch with a good sense of community. Also, I imagine you'll eventually have a long-term relationship which makes a difference. Purpose is much more dif...
by MDFIRE2024
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello everyone!
Replies: 3
Views: 315

Re: Hello everyone!

Hello spades. Welcome to the ERE forum. It all starts with the book...I guess. How did your friend find out about ERE in the first place? How old are you? If you start your ERE journey right with your first job you could be lucky. You have so much time and you can learn so many things from other ERE...
by MDFIRE2024
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Journal of MDFIRE2024
Replies: 61
Views: 4031

Re: Journal of MDFIRE2024

As you get to know this particular woman, you will learn to dissociate her from the image of divine perfection, in order to build a relationship with her. ...then you can have your love interest cut your hair for you. That way she'll never have a problem with your haircut when she does it herself. ...
by MDFIRE2024
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Douglas journal
Replies: 8
Views: 484

Re: Douglas journal

Hi Douglas. It is great, that you have decided for some FIRE goal (1m within the next 10-15 years.) I think a commitment and a path is the beginning of your ERE-journey. Thanks for journaling here. You will get feedback and you can share stories with others here in this forum. Do you have evaluated ...
by MDFIRE2024
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Bon voyage
Replies: 124
Views: 16810

Re: Bon voyage

Great thrifty++. Congrats on your debt-free life. Your NW went highly up within six months, of about 30k€. Keep on Going. Do you have any milestones or goals, you want to achieve? If I may ask of course. A debt-free life could be seen as one milestone towards a free and independent life. Take care.
by MDFIRE2024
Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Journal of MDFIRE2024
Replies: 61
Views: 4031

MDFIRE-Simulation, diet, meeting someone

Hi Folks, this time I'd like to share some thoughts of the following topics: 1) MDFIRE-Simulation in my 3 week vacation 2) starting a new diet 3) meeting someone 1) MDFIRE-Simulation One week ago my three week vacation started. I will have another two weeks left. As I already did in July, I use this...
by MDFIRE2024
Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Suomalaisen Päiväkirja
Replies: 50
Views: 4096

Re: Sunday morning musings

A few examples: ... - Goal setting - Efficiency - Maximizing ERE is really about none of these. Satisficing is what ERE is about. Do you have a satisfactory food, water, shelter and clothing? Do you have satisfactory health, relationships and leisure time? Thank you for these insights. Inspiring! I...
by MDFIRE2024
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: TravelingTrader´s Journal
Replies: 53
Views: 3879

Re: TravelingTrader´s Journal

Hi TravelingTrader. Great journal and congrats. I found out that you are from Germany and worked in IT. Same as I do. That made your journal and your story even more interesting. Was the traveling worth it? What did you do all the time while traveling but not working? I think about longterm travelin...
by MDFIRE2024
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: cmonkey's journal
Replies: 646
Views: 82927

Re: cmonkey's journal

Your routine change sounds promising. I like "waking up without an alarm" because I also have experienced the positive aspects of it. Take care!
by MDFIRE2024
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:19 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Lightfruit55's Journal
Replies: 22
Views: 2310

Re: September 2017 Update

I know, rationally, that I have a decent FU stash, no debt or any major expense, and that I can afford to not make fear-based decisions and take risks (maybe even a short career break!). But with money matters, my irrational fears unseat all rational thoughts. Great progress lightfruit55! You are r...
by MDFIRE2024
Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: anomie's journal
Replies: 60
Views: 9655

Re: anomie's journal

Congratulation. Take care and I am looking to read more about your PostFIRE phase.