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by Crusader
Mon Apr 26, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Crusader's Journal
Replies: 30
Views: 2417

Re: Crusader's Journal

March 2021 - $5227 (month 6/60) So... looking back at what I set out as goals from February, I definitely failed... except that I really don't remember buying or drinking much alcohol. I have never been a huge drinker, and I got to the stage that whenever I do drink alone, I regret it, so this goal...
by Crusader
Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 3 yrs to FI: ertyu's journal
Replies: 455
Views: 50172

Re: 3 yrs to FI: ertyu's journal

any tips? I can confirm what Alphaville said about being liked. Not just being liked but trying to be an overall team player so that you try to be helpful and useful whenever you can. I am in the IT world, like you, I believe, and I have seen some pretty average people thrive, just because they are...
by Crusader
Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: An ERE dating site
Replies: 295
Views: 26733

Re: An ERE dating site

Yeah, I do remember the user base being much much better, but the website and the algorithms have only been improving over the years, I think. I am not really sure what happened. I attributed it to the shift in people's preferences to not put in a lot of effort into the initial selection process (w...
by Crusader
Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:19 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 3 yrs to FI: ertyu's journal
Replies: 455
Views: 50172

Re: 3 yrs to FI: ertyu's journal

Congratulations on the job! I am hopeful that you have learned some valuable lessons at previous jobs that will set you up for success this time round! It took me a long time before I could figure out how to be happy while working full time.
by Crusader
Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:32 am
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: 2021 online ERE meetup
Replies: 10
Views: 1147

Re: 2021 online ERE meetup

I like the idea (I am in), but from experience, I find these kinds of things more interesting if there is some kind of a collective goal/objective, rather than just meeting up just for the sake of meeting up.
by Crusader
Fri Mar 12, 2021 8:54 am
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: ERE Mastermind Group
Replies: 17
Views: 2272

Re: ERE Mastermind Group

Sounds good to me. I always have a million things I want to do in theory and I always lose focus. I think that focusing on some strictly ERE goals will do me good, so yeah, if there is space, I want in :)
by Crusader
Fri Mar 12, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 3 yrs to FI: ertyu's journal
Replies: 455
Views: 50172

Re: 3 yrs to FI: ertyu's journal

One of the main reasons why I want to get to FIRE asap is so that I don't have to deal with crap like this. Don't let it get to you, ertyu.
by Crusader
Tue Mar 09, 2021 1:50 am
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: ERE Mastermind Group
Replies: 17
Views: 2272

Re: ERE Mastermind Group

I am interested if there is space. The only thing I am not quite sure about is what makes this an "ERE" mastermind as opposed to any other generic mastermind.
by Crusader
Thu Mar 04, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 3 yrs to FI: ertyu's journal
Replies: 455
Views: 50172

Re: 3 yrs to FI: ertyu's journal

I had some pigeon lay an egg on my balcony once. I immediately destroyed the egg because I knew that waiting any longer, I would have a difficult time with it (for the same irrational/emotional reasons you mention). I also have a friend who kept telling me stories of how difficult it was to get rid ...
by Crusader
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 3 yrs to FI: ertyu's journal
Replies: 455
Views: 50172

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: 30
Views: 2417

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: 286
Views: 21074

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: 19
Views: 1580

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: 27
Views: 2861

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: 27
Views: 2861

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: 286
Views: 21074

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: 2582
Views: 528742

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: 30
Views: 2417

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: 286
Views: 21074

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: 27
Views: 2861

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...