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by snow_leopard
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: snow_leopard's journal
Replies: 16
Views: 2379

Re: snow_leopard's journal

Hi. It's been two months since my last post. Colorado was awesome. We got up at the buttcrack of dawn to go hiking and saw a lot of elk and moose splashing around in mountain lakes. I had a giant, fresh homemade cherry ice cream cone at a local ice cream/used book store shop in a tiny town. I came a...
by snow_leopard
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: snow_leopard's journal
Replies: 16
Views: 2379

Re: snow_leopard's journal

My NW is the same as last update 6 weeks ago. $224K. I had an expensive month in May, some dental work to the tune of $3000, but it was something that needed to be done and also partly cosmetic, and I'm really happy with the result. Also, the market took a dump around then but is starting to recover...
by snow_leopard
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: C40 & 7W, Relationship Book suggestions?
Replies: 30
Views: 5148

Re: C40 & 7W, Relationship Book suggestions?

Check out the podcast Ther-A-Friends. It was created by two therapists with a lot of education and experience who are also friends (and are also women). They cover a wide variety of topics on how to navigate issues in friendships, and these are a lot of the same issues that romantic relationships ha...
by snow_leopard
Thu May 02, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: snow_leopard's journal
Replies: 16
Views: 2379

Re: snow_leopard's journal

April was not a good month, spending-wise. I spent about $4000. $1000 of that was taxes. I also had to get a couple new tires for $250. Spent a ton on food and lunches with coworkers, more than usual because we were too busy to hit the grocery one week and also it was pretty stressful at work so we ...
by snow_leopard
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: snow_leopard's journal
Replies: 16
Views: 2379

Re: snow_leopard's journal

Thanks for the replies. @bigato I've thought about your comment and suggestions, appreciate that. I don't think I could do all of them, but I could definitely do some. @prognastat - Yeah, I think you are right. For some reason I tend to let anxiety get the best of me. An update, my NW is a little ov...
by snow_leopard
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: C40's Journal
Replies: 1021
Views: 228533

Re: C40's Journal

Awesome journal, enjoy reading your adventures. I would also recommend Dead Horse Point, breathtaking views. Kodachrome Basin State Park is also a great low-key place to camp, it's about 30 minutes from Bryce Canyon and has showers and a laundromat. A local also told me one of their favorite spots i...
by snow_leopard
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: snow_leopard's journal
Replies: 16
Views: 2379

Re: snow_leopard's journal

A little update... The good news, my NW is up to around 214,000. Most of that is due to my employer's generous benefits. The bad news is that I will find out in a couple weeks what my layoff date will be. It wasn't a total surprise, but I'm still sad for many reasons, including some of the financial...
by snow_leopard
Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: snow_leopard's journal
Replies: 16
Views: 2379

Re: snow_leopard's journal

Hi. Well, I meant to update this journal on a monthly basis but that didn't happen. Unsurprisingly, I also did not stay on track with my money! Right now I stand at $188k, which is only a few thousand over what I had last time I posted in May of last year. I watched my portfolio get fat and then got...
by snow_leopard
Thu May 31, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: snow_leopard's journal
Replies: 16
Views: 2379

Re: snow_leopard's journal

@Gilberto I have heard of Hueco Tanks, it looks awesome! @Viktor Thanks for the encouragement! I do track expenses, although, for a while it was very loosely. So trying to be more diligent and mindful now. May Retro I export my transactions from Mint, pull them into Excel, edit stuff out that doesn’...
by snow_leopard
Tue May 08, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: An American Millennial
Replies: 283
Views: 53645

Re: Viktor K's Journal

@ViktorK - Nice job on cranking through the web dev stuff! I am taking Codecademy's React course to gain some new skills. It's difficult to focus on these things with work, life, and other distractions, so you're not alone. I try to do an hour or so every couple days. Keep chippin' away! It'll pay o...
by snow_leopard
Tue May 08, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: snow_leopard's journal
Replies: 16
Views: 2379

Re: snow_leopard's journal

I've been making some changes over the last few months including cutting some things out of my budget as well as changing some lifestyle habits. They've been good changes and have kind of simplified things for me. I'm trying to get some spreadsheets started and want to work on some charts. But I'm h...
by snow_leopard
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: snow_leopard's journal
Replies: 16
Views: 2379

Re: snow_leopard's journal

Thanks for the welcome! @Viktor - It's flat as a pancake where I am but a massive indoor bouldering gym opened nearby. I'm pretty new to the sport but I love it. I think when I get a little better at it I'll make the drive to try an outdoor spot, maybe Enchanted Rock. Web dev is a great field! There...
by snow_leopard
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: snow_leopard's journal
Replies: 16
Views: 2379

snow_leopard's journal

Hi all. I’m super glad to be posting my first entry. I’m inspired by all the journals and comments on here. A little about myself - I'm 40, married, live in Texas, and work as a web developer. My hobbies are hiking/backpacking, reading, climbing, music. INF/TJ. A while back I was in credit card debt...