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by guitarplayer
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: guitar player's journal
Replies: 50
Views: 6894

Re: guitar player's journal

I have actually looked him up sometime ago after you'd recommended him to someone else on the forum. This guy has so many videos, I watched a few and then got too overwhelmed. I can give it a try though, is falsetto allowed? I probably have the most anti school learning technique if it comes to musi...
by guitarplayer
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Smelly Swiss Dilettante
Replies: 235
Views: 53257

Re: Smelly Swiss Dilettante

@Jean I wonder, do you speak all the three official Swiss languages?

And also, hope you won't disappear from the forum as I have a funny feeling I will get in touch with you in a couple/few years when relocating to Switzerland!
by guitarplayer
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Smelly Swiss Dilettante
Replies: 235
Views: 53257

Re: Smelly Swiss Dilettante

In addition, I always really enjoyed having such a pass, as a train network is a very nice office to get work done in, and it's nice to be able to access any mountain for free, without worrying about parking the car and going back to it. And my mountaineering equipment is mostly taking on dust sinc...
by guitarplayer
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: guitar player's journal
Replies: 50
Views: 6894

Re: guitar player's journal

July 2020 update On finances The month was pretty similar to the last month. I had a brief look at the numbers, we got a bit less income because of our June hols (so no accidental overtime hours etc.). Accommodation, services and food are constant, although we did buy some fish from a fishmonger tha...
by guitarplayer
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Renewed motivation to push for financial independence
Replies: 71
Views: 24050

Re: Renewed motivation to push for financial independence

@Horsewoman I would think the same, and (ego) resilience is a fairly researched topic in psychology. Though ego-resilience is more about being able to quickly bounce back to your normal (presumably high) well being level after a crisis. Holistic psychology would work very much in accord with the ide...
by guitarplayer
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Cover crop
Replies: 36
Views: 9290

Re: Cover crop

alfalfa is quite commonly used as a name for it in Europe.

@horsewoman, we have some of these next to our spaghetti squash and I seriously start thinking that we have detracted polinators from ponating the veggies since we have quite many aborts!
by guitarplayer
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Cover crop
Replies: 36
Views: 9290

Re: Cover crop

Asked my head gardener, he said lupine is too expensive for that aim. Mustard, phacelia, Broad bean and Alexandria clover were his suggestions. Our gardener also said that phacelia tanacetifolia makes a great cover crop. I have some planted this year because they look nice as well. Insects love the...
by guitarplayer
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Cover crop
Replies: 36
Views: 9290

Re: Cover crop

Note though that you get either protein in harvested seeds or nitrogen in the soil: Thanks for this! I knew there had to be something I did not know, one couldn't have the cake and eat it. Well, in such case, if something comes up and one has to go travel etc., then at least there is some food wait...
by guitarplayer
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Cover crop
Replies: 36
Views: 9290

Re: Cover crop

I second broadbeans, they are tasty proteins too! Our gardener has been using them two seasons ago. Last season and this season he planted something that flowers blue, I'll ask him what species that it.
by guitarplayer
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 3 yrs to FI: ertyu's journal
Replies: 187
Views: 20676

Re: 3 yrs to FI: ertyu's journal

By the way, if you manage to answer here before anywhere else, then I will be responsible for your 1000th post, ^^
by guitarplayer
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 3 yrs to FI: ertyu's journal
Replies: 187
Views: 20676

Re: 3 yrs to FI: ertyu's journal

Sorry about that, hope no ofence taken!

Just spending the morning trying to crack the system and start getting more cash coming in. For now as I see it my best shot is going to be emigrating to the US or Canada!
by guitarplayer
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 3 yrs to FI: ertyu's journal
Replies: 187
Views: 20676

Re: 3 yrs to FI: ertyu's journal

Hi ertyu, I have been bumping on your posts on the forum the past months and it just came to my mind to query about how you made your principal! Forgive me if I'm wrong, but I recall you writing that you never made it to get a degree, but you worked in the UK and had a high salary. Possibly any advi...
by guitarplayer
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Precious metals
Replies: 51
Views: 10070

Re: Precious metals

@MI, @shemp, @jacob, @ertyu thanks for your clarifications, part of which I have managed to get and part of which I'll get in a moment of illumination I am sure. land could substitute for gold if it wasn't for the fact that most people can buy and sell it easily with enormous amounts of leverage on ...
by guitarplayer
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: LISA - am I getting greedy?
Replies: 2
Views: 1195

Re: LISA - am I getting greedy?

@Thrifty Rob, thanks for the comment. True, LISAs conditions are quite restrictive. I particularly don't like the fact that the money can be used only for a deposit, so there is a need for a mortgage. I foresee that this can be loopholed by taking a very small mortgage and paying it off quickly, alt...
by guitarplayer
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: LISA - am I getting greedy?
Replies: 2
Views: 1195

LISA - am I getting greedy?

For those who don't know, LISA stands for a 'Lifetime Individual Savings Account' and is a tax sheltered investment platform in the UK. £4000 can be deposited annually which is then topped up with 25% by the Gov (it takes 2-4 weeks for the extra £1000 to arrive). This money can be withdrawn only aft...
by guitarplayer
Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: bigato's journal
Replies: 367
Views: 91972

Re: bigato's journal

Ah, a shame, I was intending to read through the journal once. Some of the journals here are really so massively packed with useful info. I wasn't aware that asking for the comments to be deleted is an option, it will probably make it somewhat difficult to comprehend various threads. Hope that Bigat...
by guitarplayer
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Precious metals
Replies: 51
Views: 10070

Re: Precious metals

All real assets should move together in the very long run: gold, silver, copper mines, oil in the ground, timberland, farmland, housing and commercial real-estate (raw land plus improvements), factories, operating businesses, brand names and patents and other non-tangible assets, etc. That is, you ...
by guitarplayer
Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Precious metals
Replies: 51
Views: 10070

Re: Precious metals

Do you think buying land would be proxy enough for this asset class? Less liquid, but could be productive. More difficult to steal it. In Europe can be purchased very cheaply in some parts of the continent (so not that high entry threshold). More generally, if someone happens to be involved in a rea...
by guitarplayer
Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Renewed motivation to push for financial independence
Replies: 71
Views: 24050

Re: Renewed motivation to push for financial independence

Also, for effective exercise without equipment, I cannot recommend burpees enough, according to the schedule from the ERE book. I have been doing them for the past 10 months. I started with a burpee + laying on the ground after the plank and lifting yourself up (like a very bad technique pushup). Af...
by guitarplayer
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Precious metals
Replies: 51
Views: 10070

Re: Precious metals

Mister Imperceptible wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:06 pm
Silver blew thru $20 and $21 and is up over 7% on the day. There is still a shortage and premiums are still high.
I read your entries on the Investment Log and man I cannot grasp it. Is it too simplistic to say that you recommend investing in gold/silver in one way or another at this time?