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by Crusader
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 3 yrs to FI: ertyu's journal
Replies: 391
Views: 43450

Re: 3 yrs to FI: ertyu's journal

Now that there is an egg, it will be really hard to get rid of the pigeon. They carry all sorts of diseases, not least of which are bed bugs, and you don't want to get bed bugs. If it was up to me, I would get rid of the whole nest ASAP.
by Crusader
Sat Feb 27, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Crusader's Journal
Replies: 29
Views: 1997

Re: Crusader's Journal

February 2021 - $2162 (month 5/60)

The best month so far. Room for improvement for next month:
-> ALL food bought in bulk at Costco
-> finish the damn Coursera courses so that I don't pay for them any more
-> no alcohol purchases
by Crusader
Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 7Wannabe5- Take 7- The Money Dimple
Replies: 103
Views: 5592

Re: 7Wannabe5- Take 7- The Money Dimple

I have to say, I am actually jealous that you have time to work on something like this, even if it looks scary. I'll be egging you on.
by Crusader
Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Laura Ingalls starts a journal
Replies: 16
Views: 1075

Re: Laura Ingalls starts a journal

I used to have a bad battery in my car and something similar to this thing saved me so many times: https://www.amazon.com/NEXPOW-Battery-Starter-21800mAh-Charge/dp/B07T9S3Q5N/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=jump+starter+battery+pack+usb&qid=1614299486&sr=8-1 I just kept it in my glovebox an...
by Crusader
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Investing, Finance and Economics 2021 Study Group
Replies: 22
Views: 1470

Re: Investing, Finance and Economics 2021 Study Group

Bogleheads Canadian and https://www.financialwisdomforum.org

This looks great, thanks @Quazwer and @white belt, will check it out (haven't heard of it before).
by Crusader
Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Investing, Finance and Economics 2021 Study Group
Replies: 22
Views: 1470

Re: Investing, Finance and Economics 2021 Study Group

Exactly. What you are describing is something that I would eventually like to understand, but at the moment, it is rocket science to me. I fully understand that stock valuation is a whole other can of worms compared to portfolio management. But as a first step, I wanted to simply know where to put ...
by Crusader
Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 7Wannabe5- Take 7- The Money Dimple
Replies: 103
Views: 5592

Re: 7Wannabe5- Take 7- The Money Dimple

Indeed, who needs reality TV?
by Crusader
Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 2526
Views: 514889

Re: Investments Trade Log

When the whole Gamestop thing was happening, I kept thinking... why can't I short it when it's high, because there was no way it was going to keep being that high... and indeed, it fell from $350 to $50 in a week. I wish that I had a margin account to be able to short sell it myself at this point, b...
by Crusader
Wed Feb 24, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Crusader's Journal
Replies: 29
Views: 1997

Re: Crusader's Journal

January 2021 - $2525 (month 4/60) Finally, I had a relatively good month. In there is a purchase of a (second hand) digital piano that cost $450 (when/if I sell it, I will be able to get close to the same money back). Also, in there, there are some stupid Coursera fees for the course I am still sub...
by Crusader
Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 7Wannabe5- Take 7- The Money Dimple
Replies: 103
Views: 5592

Re: 7Wannabe5- Take 7- The Money Dimple

I cannot believe what I am seeing. Out of curiosity, how much of the renovations are you planning to do yourself vs. hiring others? To me it looks like would almost be better to knock the whole place down and start from scratch.
by Crusader
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Investing, Finance and Economics 2021 Study Group
Replies: 22
Views: 1470

Re: Investing, Finance and Economics 2021 Study Group

Hi guys, OP here. Well, in my usual fashion, I have been procrastinating with my own project. I started reading the book, but found it very broad. And, also, other things happened that made me lose interest in the book: -> I went to a local (virtual) meetup on stock valuation. We evaluated some stoc...
by Crusader
Thu Jan 28, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: An ERE dating site
Replies: 285
Views: 21188

Re: An ERE dating site

@Alphtaville mistrustful? I have no idea what you are on about. I just think that believers are stupid (in this realm... compartmentalization is a thing, so they might be smart in other domains) and wrong and to me, saying "there are many paths to truths" is condescending. This is how you ...
by Crusader
Thu Jan 28, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: An ERE dating site
Replies: 285
Views: 21188

Re: An ERE dating site

@Jacob: I've read that post while lurking the forum at least 2 times. I know (weiss) what you mean, but I don't know (kenn) how to actually do it. My relationships were very much focused on "I" in the past, and more specifically how can "I" enrich my experience. Now when I don't ...
by Crusader
Thu Jan 28, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: An ERE dating site
Replies: 285
Views: 21188

Re: An ERE dating site

I believe what you were talking about is https://forum.earlyretirementextreme.com/viewtopic.php?p=184797#p184797 I can see the motivation for doing that, and I kind of behave myself in a similar manner when it comes to work and even friends. But, all these issues you've listed: philosophy, religion,...
by Crusader
Thu Jan 28, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: An ERE dating site
Replies: 285
Views: 21188

Re: An ERE dating site

IlliniDave wrote:
Thu Jan 28, 2021 5:30 pm
Yup! Which is why my problem is even more complicated than it appears. I am closed minded and judgemental. But no matter how hard I tried to change that, I couldn't, for as long as I can remember and have been looking for a mate (the last 20 years, more than half my life).
by Crusader
Thu Jan 28, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: An ERE dating site
Replies: 285
Views: 21188

Re: An ERE dating site

I totally understand what you are trying to say. Not really sure what to say that I haven't already said. We can agree to disagree. Jacob, that book looks interesting, although I am not sure how it relates, if it was directed to me. I've thought very hard about why I am such a strong atheist, and I...
by Crusader
Thu Jan 28, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: An ERE dating site
Replies: 285
Views: 21188

Re: An ERE dating site

I'm pointing out that you have chosen to not respect the path most people travel, and that this choice limits you in more ways than you may be aware of. If I had a dollar every time I heard this... I'd be FIRE by now! Yes, you nailed it. I don't think that people who are non-atheists are just diffe...
by Crusader
Thu Jan 28, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: An ERE dating site
Replies: 285
Views: 21188

Re: An ERE dating site

The certainty you show in the field of religion thus seems to me the certainty one who has NOT explored other possibilities. But I have no reason or desire to explore other possibilities. I am quite happy with my beliefs. Once upon a time, I couldn't understand how others don't agree with me, and I...
by Crusader
Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: An ERE dating site
Replies: 285
Views: 21188

Re: An ERE dating site

The God I believe in is probably not the God you don't believe in. Well, this is possible. I looked up Advaita Vedanta, and to me it just looks like life philosophy influenced by some ancient texts. Nor do I have a problem with Sam Harris' version of spirituality. And I am willing to acknowledge th...
by Crusader
Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: An ERE dating site
Replies: 285
Views: 21188

Re: An ERE dating site

Alphaville wrote:
Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:58 am
Fair enough. I wouldn't really use the word "faith", but I agree.