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by anesde
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Evaluating Job Opportunities
Replies: 13
Views: 1313

Re: Evaluating Job Opportunities

Suggest you do a bit more research as suggested above to determine what the work/life balance situation is. If you’re working to provide for your family and this job brings in a bit more $$ (seems marginal?) but a lot less time to spend with them it’s likely not worth it. Then again some times you n...
by anesde
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Reducing my already low expenses by 20% and nearing 1 Jacob
Replies: 24
Views: 1460

Re: Reducing my already low expenses by 20% and nearing 1 Jacob

One thing about the price ... DIY will rarely compete with "free" or "thrift store" on price. It will, however, easily compete with IKEA and any other new box store furniture. The main advantage is that you get stuff built exactly as you want it, e.g. if you need your desk to be 38" wide and 29" ta...
by anesde
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ERE Year 2 - Geoarbitrage, Permaculture, and Nomadic Lifestyle Design
Replies: 789
Views: 150413

Re: ERE Year 2 - Geoarbitrage, Permaculture, and Nomadic Lifestyle Design

ffj wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:27 am
If those asshats over at MMM hadn't banned me, I would have loved to check out your journal. ;) Can't fight the borg.
I feel like this is a good story. Why did you get banned?
by anesde
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 2215
Views: 401036

Re: Investments Trade Log

@MI - curious what you think the catalyst for a drop will be? I agree with you that markets are decoupled from the wider economy but if they’re being driven up primarily due a lack of options (i.e people treating the stock market like a savings account) then what do you expect will trigger a fall?
by anesde
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: bigato's journal
Replies: 600
Views: 85599

Re: bigato's journal

Wouldn’t the monkey puzzle nuts you gathered in the forest work well for that? I imagine they’re not too dissimilar from pine nuts which is what is supposed to go into pesto.
by anesde
Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: ERE Investment Curriculum
Replies: 52
Views: 13320

Re: ERE Investment Curriculum

I actually just started the Principles of Corporate Finance after reading this thread. Not the book in question but one of the ones Jacob mentioned in his original post. I like it a lot so far and don’t find it dry at all (though to be fair just 1 chapter in).
by anesde
Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 2215
Views: 401036

Re: Investments Trade Log

I’ve had to actively dissuade some (financially illiterate) friends from buying Hertz stock. It’s just gambling which is fine if you accept that. Less fine if you don’t understand the risk and can’t afford to lose the money. I suppose there’s a way to use the new equity to bridge their solvency issu...
by anesde
Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Off grid living arrangements (legal and other) in various EU Countries
Replies: 25
Views: 1170

Re: Off grid living arrangements (legal and other) in various EU Countries

When you say off-grid what exactly are you looking for? Just not paying municipal utilities or something more? My parents live pretty close to “off-grid” in northern Portugal. They have their own water supply (well), a septic tank system, and solar panels. They still have an electrical grid hookup b...
by anesde
Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 2215
Views: 401036

Re: Investments Trade Log

Selling off a bit of generic mutual funds into this rally. Jobs report is better than expected but I find it hard to believe we don’t have another leg down in the next 6 months that will pose for better entry points. Especially with the volatility of an election year. Pretty happy with my decision....
by anesde
Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 2215
Views: 401036

Re: Investments Trade Log

Selling off a bit of generic mutual funds into this rally. Jobs report is better than expected but I find it hard to believe we don’t have another leg down in the next 6 months that will pose for better entry points. Especially with the volatility of an election year.
by anesde
Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: In The Market?
Replies: 43
Views: 3383

Re: In The Market?

Ah, should have clarified that my “stocks” is really public equities - i.e includes some REITs, ETFs, and mutual funds. Also includes taxable and (traditional) retirement accounts. The real estate is a rental property. Curious to those of you holding bonds - what type of bonds? Investment/non-invest...
by anesde
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: In The Market?
Replies: 43
Views: 3383

Re: In The Market?

79% stocks, 14% cash, 7% real estate (not primary)

Will likely sell off 3-5% of stocks into cash given the recent surge as I think there will be better opportunities to buy lower in the next 6-9 months.
by anesde
Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Greeting from a miser in London
Replies: 23
Views: 971

Re: Greeting from a miser in London

Haha excellent! That’s as good of a first word as any to learn!

Yes, I must get back to my journal. Just re-read it and it’s all a bit negative if I’m honest. Thanks for an enlightening, positive description of your successful life - it’s a much better way to look at life!
by anesde
Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ERE Year 2 - Geoarbitrage, Permaculture, and Nomadic Lifestyle Design
Replies: 789
Views: 150413

Re: ERE Year 2 - Geoarbitrage, Permaculture, and Nomadic Lifestyle Design

Congrats and as always you’re a big inspiration. We decided to head to Portugal and stay there until working from home is lifted (likely September). I think we just missed each other as I left March 1st! In retrospect we should have just stayed there. Lots of thoughts on my part about shifting towar...
by anesde
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Greeting from a miser in London
Replies: 23
Views: 971

Re: Greeting from a miser in London

I agree London is actually not a very HCOL area if you can solve the housing issue, and even for that there are many more options than other major cities. I find it significantly cheaper than NYC in every way for someone who cooks their own food, doesn’t frequent bars/pubs, and uses their own two fe...
by anesde
Mon May 25, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: anesde's journal
Replies: 14
Views: 773

Re: anesde's journal

2018-2020 New Opportunities/Chasing Money - Part III Before getting into the new job I should probably reflect on the first two months I was back in London. I definitely wasn't happy at work, but I did settle into my life outside of work quite well. I went back to going to crossfit 3x/week and sals...
by anesde
Sun May 24, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: anesde's journal
Replies: 14
Views: 773

Re: anesde's journal

2018-2020 New Opportunities/Chasing Money - Part II The rehab was a crazy experience to say the least. Very little went to plan, and I was more stressed that I care to admit. Getting the permits took 3 months, there was extensive undisclosed/unseen fire damage that had been covered up, the entire g...
by anesde
Sun May 24, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: anesde's journal
Replies: 14
Views: 773

Re: anesde's journal

2018-2020 New Opportunities/Chasing Money - Part I I wasn't completely surprised by the company's decision. The division I was working for won/delivered a specific type of project that was in less demand, and some of the recent ones had lost the company lots of money. There were also massive losses...
by anesde
Sun May 24, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: anesde's journal
Replies: 14
Views: 773

Re: anesde's journal

2016-2018 Enjoying Life - Part II Before getting into the changes I should take a step back and note this was the time period that I "re-discovered" FIRE/ERE. I think there were two factors that drove this - first I was more relaxed/had more time to think about my life, and second I worked with a l...
by anesde
Fri May 22, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ERE Year 2 - Geoarbitrage, Permaculture, and Nomadic Lifestyle Design
Replies: 789
Views: 150413

Re: ERE Experiment - Vagabonding a COVID-19 Minefield!

@c_L is like a sage. That resonated with me quite deeply, as well as recent passages from AE’s journal.

@2B1S - the last couple of weeks left me with no energy at all to keep it going but I have time this weekend and aim to catch up to present day. Thanks for the nudge.