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by mathiverse
Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: mathiverse's journal
Replies: 63
Views: 7687

Re: mathiverse's journal

Hi MidwestCoder, Thanks for the comment! Reasons for not putting a lot of financial details range from embarrassment (bit out of place with spending and earning here XD) to doxxing/obfuscating my info (specifically because a few friends know my handle here) to plain old not getting a lot of value ou...
by mathiverse
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: RoamingFrancis' Path to ERE
Replies: 171
Views: 27064

Re: RoamingFrancis' Path to ERE

Are you considering getting the degree that will take you the least amount of time to get? Why are you focused on nursing rather than finishing any degree that will get you past job filters? Alternatively, maybe nursing isn't a good fit, but if you are set on getting a job specific degree, then have...
by mathiverse
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: mathiverse's journal
Replies: 63
Views: 7687

Re: mathiverse's journal

ERE Update My expenses are still much lower due to COVID lockdowns. No Spend is going well. I'm trying not to focus on the money specifics as much. I still have my tracking spreadsheet, but I find it's not that rewarding to focus on the money part since I merely wait for paychecks these days (in li...
by mathiverse
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: mathiverse's journal
Replies: 63
Views: 7687

Re: mathiverse's journal

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by mathiverse
Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: mathiverse's journal
Replies: 63
Views: 7687

Re: mathiverse's journal

Money Update Expenses are still low. I spent more on food than budgeted, but I think that's made up for the lack of spending in every other area. Work Update I'm still enjoying work and making more progress than any time in the past. I've stalled a bit on the project I'm leading. My coding abilitie...
by mathiverse
Fri May 29, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19: Unwinding the Lockdown and Long Term Epidemic
Replies: 386
Views: 24355

Re: COVID-19: Unwinding the Lockdown and Long Term Epidemic

Aren't the riots due to non-lockdown events? There were riots in Baltimore in 2015 for similar reasons.
by mathiverse
Mon May 25, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Basuragomi's journal
Replies: 74
Views: 13814

Re: Basuragomi's journal

basuragomi wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 11:22 am
Other than that, I replaced snacking on bits of candy with plain water or savoury snacks - crackers or punjabi deep-fried lentils. Desserts were replaced with eating and drinking more.
What is this deep-fried lentil snack? Something like this https://www.veganricha.com/punjabi-dal-fry-recipe/?
by mathiverse
Thu May 14, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: What books are on your annual reading list?
Replies: 16
Views: 2036

Re: What books are on your annual reading list?

I've also read the Living a Fi blog more than once. Very entertaining. I related to being a spender and having to learn to spend less which I found was a position many FI bloggers didn't come from. I don't remember getting many other insights from it. I haven't worked in places as dysfunctional as t...
by mathiverse
Sun May 10, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: mathiverse's journal
Replies: 63
Views: 7687

Re: mathiverse's journal

Thanks for reading, 2Birds1Stone! April expenses did drop as expected! And this month should be lower still. :) As you guessed, my SO is WFH too. We've got a two bedroom apartment, so, fortunately, it was straightforward to find separate work spaces. I work in the dining room nook and they work in t...
by mathiverse
Sat May 09, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: mathiverse's journal
Replies: 63
Views: 7687

Re: mathiverse's journal

Work Update I love working from home. My company announced WFH for the rest of the year, so I am holding off on the job search. I think the optional WFH policy will last even longer than this year, therefore I'm not in a rush to switch jobs. The other reason I'm not in a rush to change jobs is that...
by mathiverse
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: mathiverse's journal
Replies: 63
Views: 7687

Re: mathiverse's journal

COVID-19 Related Update Remote Work I'm a software engineer at a big tech company, so I've been working from home for the past month or so. It turns out working remotely is amazing and I'm looking for a remote job even as this crisis plays out. I can cook, I can exercise, I can get enough sleep, I ...
by mathiverse
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: mathiverse's journal
Replies: 63
Views: 7687

Re: mathiverse's journal

February 2020 Breakdown At some point I got off track with tracking expenses and income. I'm all caught up now. Here's the update. Category Budgeted Spent Rent/Housing $3,000 $5,295.77 Work related 1 $400.00 $400.00 Food $200.00 $1,587.40 Trips home $167.00 $0.00 Car insurance $125.00 $0.00 Utiliti...
by mathiverse
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Anyone prepping for corona?
Replies: 372
Views: 45463

Re: Cambridge University Press - Free textbooks until May 2020

https://www.cambridge.org/core/what-we- ... /textbooks

In case folks need more entertainment for the quarantine time period.
by mathiverse
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: mathiverse's journal
Replies: 63
Views: 7687

Re: mathiverse's journal

Exercise, being outside, taking time off, sleeping enough, meditation, having enough sex, being around friends, reading good books and remembering how magical the world actually is, all help tremendously. But in my case they don't fix the underlying dynamic. I'm not sure this is a solvable problem ...
by mathiverse
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: mathiverse's journal
Replies: 63
Views: 7687

Re: mathiverse's journal

Moving I'm moving to a new place this weekend. I ended up saving only a few hundred dollars a month in rent by moving in with my SO, but I think the lifestyle change will be worth it. I'm really looking forward to adding a bike ride to work to my routine. Work Related Thoughts I'm back off my game ...
by mathiverse
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: mathiverse's journal
Replies: 63
Views: 7687

Re: mathiverse's journal

Also, I've stalled out on cooking. My cooking hasn't gotten much better. Plus this week I haven't cooked anything more than rice. I get a more varied lunch at work so I'm not too frustrated with this. I'm going to try to cook more meals in the coming weeks.
by mathiverse
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: I tire of gold and trinkets: MidwestCoder's Journal
Replies: 38
Views: 6948

Re: I tire of gold and trinkets: MidwestCoder's Journal

Welcome! I'm another high-earner, high-spender also looking to spend less in the future. Looking forward to seeing your progress!
by mathiverse
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: mathiverse's journal
Replies: 63
Views: 7687

Re: mathiverse's journal

January 2020 Breakdown Category Budgeted Spent Rent/Housing $3,000 $2,934.32 Work related 1 $400.00 $400.00 Food $200.00 $268.41 Trips home $167.00 $0.00 Car insurance $125.00 $0.00 Utilities $120.00 $151.06 Healthcare $100.00 $2,073.29 Internet $50.00 $0.00 Gasoline $50.00 $77.86 Car maint/reg $50...
by mathiverse
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Feeling guilty while learning math
Replies: 18
Views: 4806

Re: Feeling guilty while learning math

Interestingly enough, that's similar to how the software engineering progression goes at both of the two companies I've worked so far. New grad level: Can complete small tasks within features Mid level: Can complete features Senior: Can complete projects; it's typical for seniors to give some featur...
by mathiverse
Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Axel Heyst's Journal
Replies: 299
Views: 46354

Re: Axel Heyst's Journal

Hi AxelHeyst,

I've been following along your journal and wanted to say hi. I'm looking forward to seeing how you go through the Wheaton levels and lower your expenses.