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by ItsALongStory
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Frugal chicos journal
Replies: 411
Views: 59557

Re: Frugal chicos journal

Super impressive to see how dedicated you have both (all 3??) been to this journey and are making your dreams a reality. We are in a bit of a similar situation whereby we could use a house (not totally rent free though) that my parents own. It was very recently renovated and could be a great spot fo...
by ItsALongStory
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Wishmaster's journal
Replies: 13
Views: 1539

Re: Wishmaster's journal

Gelukkig nieuwjaar!

Ah that makes sense, better to be a bit safer. I keep reading that the Netherlands is a pretty terrible country for FIRE due to taxes. What do you anticipate as far as drag on returns from taxes?
by ItsALongStory
Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Wishmaster's journal
Replies: 13
Views: 1539

Re: Wishmaster's journal

Super impressive expenses, with the reduced housing cost it sounds like you might be able to save about 1500 euro per month, that should quickly accelerate your FI path. Are you planning on pulling the plug as soon as your liquid stash can throw off ~800 euro per month or are you going to take it a ...
by ItsALongStory
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ERE Experiment - Vagabonding On A Shoestring Budget
Replies: 658
Views: 104724

Re: Semi-ERE Experiment - Month 5 - Unemployed, Now What?

A much more important criteria for where we live will be access to things we want to do. I plan on doing a whole lot of MTB, SUPing, hiking, cycling, and would love to get back into snowboarding. So if there are places in the midwest that are near smaller cities with good cultural scene, and activi...
by ItsALongStory
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ERE Experiment - Vagabonding On A Shoestring Budget
Replies: 658
Views: 104724

Re: Semi-ERE Experiment - Month 5 - Unemployed, Now What?

My take on barebones number crunching is to drive home the point of optionality, for people to realize that they are already independent from a basic needs perspective. I would hope nobody sets that as the end goal but rather an important milestone to take a mini-retirement or let passion become mor...
by ItsALongStory
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: JollyScot's Journey Starts
Replies: 87
Views: 14526

Re: JollyScot's Journey Starts

Thanks for the elaborate response. Seems like I forgot to mention that I am an EU citizen so it should be very easy to get into any of the 3-4 countries we are considering. Portugal also has the option for the 10 year tax free visa, which we are considering once I pull the plug and we live off of my...
by ItsALongStory
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: JollyScot's Journey Starts
Replies: 87
Views: 14526

Re: JollyScot's Journey Starts

Just read through basically all of your journal, very fascinating to see the evolution throughout the past 4 years. I am based in the US currently with plans to move to Western Europe in the next 3 years. France seems like a decent option despite what I had read about taxes. We are currently leaning...
by ItsALongStory
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Zankas poker-journal
Replies: 53
Views: 6750

Re: Zankas poker-journal

Haha :) Nah I do not use any programs, thankfully the site Im playing at is doing all they can to prevent it. I assume some computer-wizard have made a program to do it but most players are probably playing without it. I have used them before but I definately prefer to do without. It shifts the gam...
by ItsALongStory
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Zankas poker-journal
Replies: 53
Views: 6750

Re: Zankas poker-journal

I have noticed Hold'em games getting increasingly difficult to beat by wide margins. I have been playing a lot more 8-game, HORSE, HOSE or any other mixed game to up my win rate. Does anyone else play mixed games? Never really got into mixed games other than very very minimal Omaha. I started playi...
by ItsALongStory
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Zankas poker-journal
Replies: 53
Views: 6750

Re: Zankas poker-journal

Fellow former poker player here as well, we aren't so uncommon after all :-) I have been toying with the idea of starting to play a bit again, I live in one of the few jurisdictions where it is legal in the US and player pools being merged has certainly helped with traffic. Hopefully when PA comes o...
by ItsALongStory
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Frugal chicos journal
Replies: 411
Views: 59557

Re: 3 months to go Back Home - Frugal chicos journal

Congrats! Are you guys leaving mid august or not until the fall? Why not collect unemployment through your final day on US Soil? Surely you've paid plenty of taxes over the years so collecting 2-4 more months of unemployment isn't unethical.
by ItsALongStory
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Pammys Path
Replies: 72
Views: 8958

Re: Pammys Path

Just read through the entire blog, very inspiring to see how you are fighting through the setbacks but still make progress in your day to day living conditions. I agree that it's not acceptable to question when someone puts family over work and that he made the right decision in quitting.
by ItsALongStory
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Will's journal
Replies: 72
Views: 14792

Re: Will's journal

Yeah i am putting about 1.5x annual expenses in there per year so within 7-8 years I may be close (assuming little or no lifestyle inflation). I don't speak Portuguese either but surely could pick it up, the Belgians have to learn to adapt everywhere since nobody outside of the low lands speaks our ...
by ItsALongStory
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!
Replies: 925
Views: 145349

Re: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!

Other potential options could be Flagstaff, AZ Reno, NV Boise, ID The problem might lie more in your job expectations than the potential cities, it seems like you are looking for something very specific so without knowing how much flexibility there is on that front it may be a waste of time to sugge...
by ItsALongStory
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Nick Halden's Journal
Replies: 58
Views: 15106

Re: Nick Halden's Journal

Any more updates?
by ItsALongStory
Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Giskard's Journal - slingin code to reach FI
Replies: 100
Views: 16789

Re: Giskard's Journal - slingin code to reach FI

Dark wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:49 am
I don't know what source you're using, but that's been my experience.
I was watching a training today and they referenced a similar statistic so I looked it up and found this link: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/ ... 92194.html
by ItsALongStory
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Giskard's Journal - slingin code to reach FI
Replies: 100
Views: 16789

Re: Giskard's Journal - slingin code to reach FI

THF, any decent B2B sales job will have you earning $100k+ in 12-18 months of "ramp up" time. So you don't need to become a software engineer or go through tremendous amounts of schooling for this sort of income. I recently had to backfill someone and went with a candidate that had much more eagern...
by ItsALongStory
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Libertadfinanciera's journal
Replies: 9
Views: 1546

Re: Libertadfinanciera's journal

Always good to see 'on track' updates. Keep it up!
by ItsALongStory
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Will's journal
Replies: 72
Views: 14792

Re: Will's journal

Always interesting to follow a Western European journal, I am residing in the US currently but plan to retire to Western Europe. I feel super fortunate that I can take advantage of higher salaries/lower taxes/more flexible retirement savings options but ultimately live through retirement in Western ...
by ItsALongStory
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Giskard's Journal - slingin code to reach FI
Replies: 100
Views: 16789

Re: Giskard's Journal - slingin code to reach FI

i recall reading that after $70k gross the marginal happiness gains are generally offset by the added stress typically found with higher paying jobs. Being in the 6figure club myself, I can attest to the fact that it doesn't necessarily make me any happier. Could be because I am not seeing a materia...