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by MidsizeLebowski
Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Midsize Lebowski would love it if you'd come and give him notes on Semi-ERE
Replies: 84
Views: 16456

Re: Midsize Lebowski would love it if you'd come and give him notes on Semi-ERE

This is probably not the forum to receive risk-taking encouragement in but I'm going to write it out here because this journal is personally quite helpful for thought and I appreciate/respect the opinions of you all here. The thought processes everyone's feedback has encouraged over the past couple ...
by MidsizeLebowski
Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Midsize Lebowski would love it if you'd come and give him notes on Semi-ERE
Replies: 84
Views: 16456

Re: Midsize Lebowski would love it if you'd come and give him notes on Semi-ERE

Are you from here or moving here? I live in Southern MD. Working from home but like most folk here, commute up to DC for decent wages. From there, grew up and lived around/in Baltimore until 23 so up until 6 years ago. Good luck and don't take that damn job, give this semi-ERE a shot. @ mooretrees ...
by MidsizeLebowski
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Axel Heyst's Journal
Replies: 421
Views: 63389

Re: Axel Heyst's Journal

This is very exciting, interested to see how this plays out for you as it's something I've entertained pursuing... Care to share the particulars of your scenario?
by MidsizeLebowski
Wed May 20, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Midsize Lebowski would love it if you'd come and give him notes on Semi-ERE
Replies: 84
Views: 16456

Re: Midsize Lebowski would love it if you'd come and give him notes on Semi-ERE

Welcome to my life. :roll: Well, the way I read it, you are deciding between taking a job you probably won't like, but pays pretty decent, and starting a business you really want to try. In the second option, you'll fund your cashflow needs with an already established part-time business, but likely...
by MidsizeLebowski
Thu May 14, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: "swallowing" ​b​lackpill, overcoming it; moving forward; pseudoscience and woo-woo stuff
Replies: 96
Views: 11657

Re: "swallowing" ​b​lackpill, overcoming it; moving forward; pseudoscience and woo-woo stuff

The Art of Seduction by Robert Greene comes to mind as a "PUA" book without the misogyny.
by MidsizeLebowski
Sun May 10, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Midsize Lebowski would love it if you'd come and give him notes on Semi-ERE
Replies: 84
Views: 16456

Re: Midsize Lebowski would love it if you'd come and give him notes on Semi-ERE

April 2020 Net Income: $3036 - $1200 from Big D & The Gang not included (+$2419) Total Spending:$2088 Net savings: $956 (31.5%) Spending Breakdown Housing: $1111 Rent:$1050 Utilities (Gas, Water, Electric): $61 Transportation: $76.47 Auto Ins: $51.47 Gas/Maintenance:$25 Food: $273.88 Groceries:...
by MidsizeLebowski
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Midsize Lebowski would love it if you'd come and give him notes on Semi-ERE
Replies: 84
Views: 16456

Re: Midsize Lebowski would love it if you'd come and give him notes on Semi-ERE

March 2020 Net Income: $3086 Total Spending:$2547 Net savings: $538 (17.4%) Spending Breakdown Housing: $1113 Rent:$1050 Utilities (Gas, Water, Electric): $63 Transportation: $146.87 Auto Ins: $51.47 Gas/Maintenance:$95.40 Food: $701.52 Groceries:$573.87 (+additional bulk food, now have 1 year supp...
by MidsizeLebowski
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Midsize Lebowski would love it if you'd come and give him notes on Semi-ERE
Replies: 84
Views: 16456

Re: Midsize Lebowski would love it if you'd come and give him notes on Semi-ERE

In my own journal I echoed the sentiment that although I was planning to build resiliency over the next 5-10 years, I feel a need to do it much more quickly now that we have a real crisis. I've thought about homesteading as well; I would want to find a good group of friends to do it with though. ER...
by MidsizeLebowski
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: How to make more money without much of any schooling?
Replies: 48
Views: 7301

Re: How to make more money without much of any schooling?

Personal trainer here, I made 71k last year and 63 the year before, 56 the year prior. COVID situation has me looking at ~25-35k this year if things continue :lol: . It can be a lucrative business when approached as one, you'll end up making the choice of becoming a high income (100-250k+) small bus...
by MidsizeLebowski
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Midsize Lebowski would love it if you'd come and give him notes on Semi-ERE
Replies: 84
Views: 16456

Re: Midsize Lebowski would love it if you'd come and give him notes on Semi-ERE

"A couple things of note" ... that turned out to be an understatement! We're in central California, and have been under "shelter in place" orders since last Wednesday. DGF's work has closed and she is now unemployed w/ the exception of ~5 hrs/week online store management for her ...
by MidsizeLebowski
Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Midsize Lebowski would love it if you'd come and give him notes on Semi-ERE
Replies: 84
Views: 16456

Re: Midsize Lebowski would love it if you'd come and give him notes on Semi-ERE

February 2020 Net Income: $4044 Total Spending:$2561 Net savings: $1483 (36.7%) Spending Breakdown Housing: $1112 Rent:$1050 Utilities (Gas, Water, Electric): $62 Transportation: $201.90 Auto Ins: $23.60 Gas/Maintenance:$178.30 Food: $730.73 Groceries:$470.55 Dining out: $260.18 Communication: $53 C...
by MidsizeLebowski
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Midsize Lebowski would love it if you'd come and give him notes on Semi-ERE
Replies: 84
Views: 16456

Re: Midsize Lebowski would love it if you'd come and give him notes on Semi-ERE

Thanks C_L, I came to a similar conclusion in reviewing the journals of others who are fully FI and pursuing semi-ere (yourself, Gin & Juice, BSOG, etc.). In studying journals and in reflection it's became apparent that my objectives have nothing to do with total sloth enabled by a mythical numb...
by MidsizeLebowski
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Midsize Lebowski would love it if you'd come and give him notes on Semi-ERE
Replies: 84
Views: 16456

Re: Midsize Lebowski would love it if you'd come and give him notes on Semi-ERE

January 2020 Net Income: $4814 Total Spending:$2811 (+$571 vs. $2240 expected peak satisfaction spending in current arrangement Net savings: $2003 (41.6%) Spending Breakdown Housing: $1181.60 Rent:$1050 Utilities (Gas, Water, Electric): $131.60 Transportation: $336.04 Auto Ins: $106 (due to AAA memb...
by MidsizeLebowski
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: WorldIsNuts Journal
Replies: 8
Views: 1192

Re: WorldIsNuts Journal

Welcome Matt! DW and I started in a similar place to you and your partner and in just over a year have seen ERE change our lives immensely, cheers and looking forward to seeing your path.
by MidsizeLebowski
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Midsize Lebowski would love it if you'd come and give him notes on Semi-ERE
Replies: 84
Views: 16456

Re: Midsize Lebowski would love it if you'd come and give him notes on Semi-ERE

C_L you have read my mind sir. We're leaning heavily into RV/van as an intermediate solution, and cob/packed earth/yurt in a permaculture oasis is currently the carrot at the end of this working-man's stick long term. Much can happen, assuming ol' Duder get's his shit together on the spending front ...
by MidsizeLebowski
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: RoamingFrancis' Path to ERE
Replies: 271
Views: 38305

Re: RoamingFrancis' Path to ERE

I'd suggest David Holmgren's Permaculture Principles as well for future reading particularly for theory and application outside of agriculture. Cheers Francis, will be keeping up with your journal!
by MidsizeLebowski
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Midsize Lebowski would love it if you'd come and give him notes on Semi-ERE
Replies: 84
Views: 16456

Re: Midsize Lebowski would love it if you'd come and give him notes on Semi-ERE

2019 Review As noted I'll be revising the format of this journal to render it more useable, and easier to interpret for inquiring minds ;) . (template below) Now, on with the review. 2019 Finance: Net Income: $56,635* Spending:$35,056 Savings:$21,579 Savings Rate: 38.1% :oops: Investments: Dividend...
by MidsizeLebowski
Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Midsize Lebowski would love it if you'd come and give him notes on Semi-ERE
Replies: 84
Views: 16456

Re: Midsize Lebowski would love it if you'd come and give him notes on Semi-ERE

Aside/note to self: goal for this journal in 2020 is to organize things- reading C40's front to back has inspired! Will finalize some metrics, standardize a journal format and use this as a tool rather than haphazard brain dump. I can't even make sense of some of the number's I slapped up here and m...
by MidsizeLebowski
Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Midsize Lebowski would love it if you'd come and give him notes on Semi-ERE
Replies: 84
Views: 16456

Re: Midsize Lebowski would love it if you'd come and give him notes on Semi-ERE

Hello mooretrees! Thanks for your input, cool to hear she's doing well as a PTA. It's definitely a field I'd expect to thrive in all conditions as well which may not be the case for my current. What setting is she in? My brother is a PT in a sports-rehab facility, I worked as an aide at a general ou...