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by prognastat
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Hristo's FI Journal
Replies: 161
Views: 13715

Re: Hristo's FI Journal

If you are trying to replace everything cable offered without having cable yeah you'll end up spending far more, but the idea is that you only get the things you really want and not all the stuff bulking up most cable packages that you'll never watch. Prime + Netflix + Hulu = 8.25 + 8.99 + 7.99 = $2...
by prognastat
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Hristo's FI Journal
Replies: 161
Views: 13715

Re: Hristo's FI Journal

How did you manage to spend more after cutting the cord? Did you sign up for a bunch of streaming subscriptions?
by prognastat
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: The Future Of Work
Replies: 12
Views: 1254

Re: The Future Of Work

It'd be great if you continued making the same, but worked from a LCOL area. However many companies despite it not making a difference to their business where you live will actually pay you less in LCOL areas. If you can convince a company to pay you HCOL wages while living in a LCOL area you've hit...
by prognastat
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Five Years, Lord Willing
Replies: 482
Views: 60683

Re: Five Years, Lord Willing

Eh, the area I would want to buy is booming due to many multi-national tech companies being in the area. So probably will be expensive no matter what.
by prognastat
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Virtual Living
Replies: 30
Views: 2492

Re: Virtual Living

Does anyone have an idea of the size of the economies in these MMO's as measured in real dollars, i.e. value of selling virtual swords and ships for $$? Not many companies share this, however: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anshe_Chung This is someone who became a real estate magnate in Second Life ...
by prognastat
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Five Years, Lord Willing
Replies: 482
Views: 60683

Re: Five Years, Lord Willing

Don't feel too bad, I wouldn't mind a housing crash in my area in the next 1-2 years and being able to swoop in and buy a house at a more affordable amount, however I don't think it's likely to happen.
by prognastat
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Virtual Living
Replies: 30
Views: 2492

Re: Virtual Living

Well right now the dividing line is quite clear as the level of sensory output from virtual worlds is extremely limited compared to the real world. Visually, auditory, touch, taste, scent etc. Virtual worlds aren't even close to emulating the real world at the moment. The main question is how close ...
by prognastat
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Become FI to win the game instead of getting to XYZ reward
Replies: 27
Views: 2368

Re: Become FI to win the game instead of getting to XYZ reward

Well this of course may differ for the religious among us, but I don't believe I'll be doing much thinking when I'm dead so no need to fear regret for me. Plus even if you are religious, at least the abrahamic religions, aren't you supposed to let go of all your human attachments when you ascend to ...
by prognastat
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Virtual Living
Replies: 30
Views: 2492

Re: Virtual Living

I was quite in to Second Life about 10-13 years ago and spent quite a bit of time in there, there was a whole economy of builders, entrepeneurs, programmers, stores, clubs with managers and employees etc. It definitely was far more immersive of a world than WoW or other MMOs were. I guess it was mor...
by prognastat
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from the West Coast
Replies: 9
Views: 800

Re: Hello from the West Coast

Well most people in MLMs lose money.

I don't think it's unreasonable to want to either agree on spending together or not have combined finances. In my experience the lacking both is the road to resentment.
by prognastat
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Haybox - Bacteria?
Replies: 4
Views: 416

Re: Haybox - Bacteria?

An option might be to include a thermometer and do it on the weekend and once it gets close to the danger zone to heat it back up higher again and put it back in? I would probably use an Instant Pot style cooker myself as it's faster and more energy efficient than a SlowCooker, but probably not as e...
by prognastat
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Nick Halden's Journal
Replies: 55
Views: 11908

Re: Nick Halden's Journal

Hadn't read your journal before and saw the pictures in your last post and immediately went. "hmm that house looks dutch." Then checked the first post for confirmation XD.

House is looking great though. How have you been enjoying it now that the big renovations seem to be mostly done?
by prognastat
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: A family father's path through life
Replies: 65
Views: 7708

Re: A family father's path through life

Well glad to hear the surgery went well. Hopefully she remains in complete remission.

Sounds like you made some progress to your goals, but there is still improvement to be done. Understandable with having a rocky year though. Here's to 2019 being a better year.
by prognastat
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Libertadfinanciera's journal
Replies: 4
Views: 295

Re: Libertadfinanciera's journal

Sounds like you're on a good track. Determining where your money is going is the first step in improving your spending/savings and building a plan for the future. You'll probably have a pretty good idea of where you're at around 3 months in of tracking.
by prognastat
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: ERE shaming
Replies: 37
Views: 4404

Re: ERE shaming

@Salathor Surprised if your father retired at 45 which is already very much out of the norm and would put him in the unusual category for most people that he doesn't understand that you can be that different from him too. Seems once you acknowledge retiring early is actually an option that how early...
by prognastat
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Cheapest mini PC?
Replies: 25
Views: 3347

Re: Cheapest mini PC?

Considering having worked in customer-facing tech support I know many people who struggle even with the modern graphical user interfaces that Windows, macOS, iOS and Android use. Let alone using something like the command line. So I would say yes for most it is.
by prognastat
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Tulsi 2020: Anti-war Democrat says she’s running for US president
Replies: 26
Views: 2453

Re: Tulsi 2020: Anti-war Democrat says she’s running for US president

I suspect you're right as far as how the primary is going to go in the Democratic party as they don't seem to have learned anything from the last election and if it does go this way they are probably going to lose again.
by prognastat
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from the West Coast
Replies: 9
Views: 800

Re: Hello from the West Coast

Welcome to the forums. Vlaams or Français? It seems like expats are overrepresented in the FIRE community in general, I'm originally from the Netherlands myself. I guess being used to European living standards and then moving to the US makes a FIRE lifestyle seem far more reasonable. If you have 0 i...
by prognastat
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Tulsi 2020: Anti-war Democrat says she’s running for US president
Replies: 26
Views: 2453

Re: Tulsi 2020: Anti-war Democrat says she’s running for US president

If they run anyone from the Democratic Establishment they're probably going to fail against Trump. I'd say Tulsi has a chance if she can get enough publicity/name recognition. Bernie Sanders has a chance, but he is going to be almost 80 by then. After the DNA test business I don't think Elizabeth Wa...
by prognastat
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Getting Divorced.
Replies: 130
Views: 9797

Re: Getting Divorced.

Wow, I guess find yourself an Agricultural Engineer...