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by onewayfamily
Wed May 02, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: House sitting websites
Replies: 2
Views: 345

Re: House sitting websites

Try your luck with any free ones you find, but it might not be worth the hassle as the owner's of the house might not feel comfortable without the vetting that the bigger (paid) sites do. TrustedHouseSitters is the biggest I think, and they have by far the most listings - so you'd have a better chan...
by onewayfamily
Wed May 02, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Transportation Questions
Topic: Space: The Final Frontier
Replies: 6
Views: 3187

Re: Space: The Final Frontier

http://bgr.com/2018/05/01/spacex-boeing-falcon-heavy-sls-nasa/ "When SpaceX launched its Falcon Heavy rocket earlier this year, it earned the title of “most powerful operational rocket.” That little “operational” modifier is pretty important, since nothing has yet to surpass NASA’s own Saturn V rock...
by onewayfamily
Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi People!
Replies: 18
Views: 2657

Re: Hi People!

@MDFIRE - NZ is fantastic. It's basically made for campervanning. Also, it's great in winter or summer. You have all the 1st world amenities mixed with unbelievable natural scenery and activities, so you have the best of both worlds in that sense as well.
by onewayfamily
Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Journal of MDFIRE2024
Replies: 142
Views: 12673

Re: Journal of MDFIRE2024

Frugal - Those 'old articles' are essentially the original source information, at least as formulated by Jacob, and contain the best information you'll find here. I think Jacob said once that he basically said it all in the book - actually come to think of it that was I believe the first time I was ...
by onewayfamily
Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Backpacing/hitchhiking in South-East Europe
Replies: 13
Views: 1968

Re: Backpacing/hitchhiking in South-East Europe

We didn't camp so don't have any recommendations for you on the gear. For your hitchhiking make sure you have a nice thick marker to make a sign with for each place you're heading to - will make it easier for drivers to see from far enough away to stop in time to pick you up. We're just finishing up...
by onewayfamily
Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi People!
Replies: 18
Views: 2657

Re: Hi People!

Thanks @JamesR - appreciate the kind words. @SavingWithBabies - in answer to your questions: - all negotiation was between myself and the vendor's real estate agent - this is pretty standard in Australia - via intermittent emails/phone-calls etc. - it's obviously a game of cat-and-mouse and bluffs (...
by onewayfamily
Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi People!
Replies: 18
Views: 2657

Re: Hi People!

Sorry one more 'tip' if you can call it that - it's obvious and simple but not easy to implement, because most people are impatient. It's 'don't overpay'. For example, one of the properties was being sold at $425k - it yielded $31k a year in rent at that time (before all expenses). We negotiated, re...
by onewayfamily
Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi People!
Replies: 18
Views: 2657

Re: Hi People!

Less than half is from the properties now - the rest is from the other sources listed on there like P2P lending (Ratesetter is the main one in Australia and for 3-5 year loans you're getting 8-10.5% yields). The cheapest property was $375k - the others were in the 400's. 2 had 20% deposits and the 3...
by onewayfamily
Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: We only have 120 Trillion Years Left!
Replies: 15
Views: 1275

Re: We only have 120 Trillion Years Left!

I don't think there's a good answer to your question unfortunately mate - essentially there is no answer and there doesn't seem to be any real meaning to anything. I think most just tend to ignore it and try to be happy most of the time - just like how most of us basically ignore the fact that milli...
by onewayfamily
Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Path to Freedom
Replies: 34
Views: 7527

Re: The Path to Freedom

Amazing progress mate!
by onewayfamily
Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Internationalist
Replies: 49
Views: 7212

Re: Internationalist

I think you'll enjoy Antifragile the most. With the walking-commute can you find a slightly/moderately longer route that passes mostly through parks and side-streets to avoid the car pollution - I always hated it as well and was able to find a route that went through mostly parks and a golf course w...
by onewayfamily
Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:47 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: SWB's path to financial independence
Replies: 101
Views: 8991

Re: SWB's path to a not so extreme ER

I agree with your statement about holidays or time off not really feeling like actual ER - it's totally different (and paradigm-shifting) once you actually pull the plug.
by onewayfamily
Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Pondering about my future (after 20 years fi).
Replies: 6
Views: 1174

Re: Pondering about my future (after 20 years fi).

Thanks for sharing J - very inspirational and thought-provoking.
by onewayfamily
Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Privacy and Security on the Web and IRL?
Replies: 19
Views: 2167

Re: Privacy and Security on the Web and IRL?

I definitely don't do enough but a couple pretty obvious tips that come to mind: - 2-factor authentication on as many things as you can bear the additional annoyance with - never send passwords, credit-card details etc. unencrypted (e.g. as plain text) - install Prey on all of your devices (this hel...
by onewayfamily
Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi People!
Replies: 18
Views: 2657

Re: Hi People!

Kind of curious how you managed to get a monthly passive income of $508 from a net worth of mid 5-digits. Is that just counting the the ROI on a good month/year of your investments in the stock market? Or is there more going on? I see you quickly got into renting properties after that. Yes at that ...
by onewayfamily
Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Time Allocation
Replies: 8
Views: 1168

Re: Time Allocation

My opinion - if you have a decent-sized stash saved then just do whatever you enjoy the most. You're not quitting full-time work to just spend 8 hours a day following a schedule and doing things that you don't enjoy. Try them all, mix-and-match etc. until something catches you and you feel like cont...
by onewayfamily
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: Buddha’s guidelines on how to look after your money --> Savings Rate
Replies: 4
Views: 2565

Re: Buddha’s guidelines on how to look after your money --> Savings Rate

This is a fantastic tidbit to know MDFIRE - thanks for posting!
by onewayfamily
Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Fascinating Book on Daily Life in Post-Collapse Russia
Replies: 1
Views: 816

Re: Fascinating Book on Daily Life in Post-Collapse Russia

Having just traveled through a de-industrialized former Soviet 'model' city this is very interesting to me.
I may not read the book but I appreciate your summary of some of it and its relationship with some ERE principles.
by onewayfamily
Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Journal of MDFIRE2024
Replies: 142
Views: 12673

Re: Journal of MDFIRE2024

Great work mate!
I love waking up without an alarm clock (it's been a year so I suppose I take it for granted now unfortunately). I wish I could wake up that early though - to get up before around 7am I would still need to use an alarm clock.