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by bliss88
Sun May 23, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Semi-retirement locations?
Replies: 19
Views: 2311

Re: Semi-retirement locations?

Thanks all. I would love to live in / near Santa Cruz, CA or nearby. I guess the way to do that would be live in a trailer / mobile home/trailer park in Santa Cruz/Aptos/Watsonville?
by bliss88
Fri May 21, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Semi-retirement locations?
Replies: 19
Views: 2311

Semi-retirement locations?

Hi all, Would love input on where would be good places to work /live during my last 5 Yrs of wealth accumulation phase? I live in SF Bay, work in sales for biotech, and just got a new job that covers all of North America, with most clients coming from SF Bay + SoCal + Boston. Not sure if I'll really...
by bliss88
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:46 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 2593
Views: 536212

Re: Investments Trade Log

Hi all, my second post on this forum. I have been following Saul's Investment Discussions on the Motley Fool. While I have mostly followed what most of the FI world including JL collins advises (invest in index funds VTI/VTSAX + Bonds, with ratio depending on one's risk tolerance), I put 10% of my n...
by bliss88
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Where to FIRE/Semi-FIRE? 43-yo Bay Area biotech hippie
Replies: 27
Views: 3168

Re: Where to FIRE/Semi-FIRE? 43-yo Bay Area biotech hippie

PS I'm very much looking to learn from others who've left temperate/Mediterranean climates to live where COL is lower! Perhaps since I've lived in CA most of my life since 6th grade, I have become a weather wimp and, when faced with cold/dark/rainy weather, I default to staying indoors and moping. H...
by bliss88
Fri Dec 18, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Where to FIRE/Semi-FIRE? 43-yo Bay Area biotech hippie
Replies: 27
Views: 3168

Re: Where to FIRE/Semi-FIRE? 43-yo Bay Area biotech hippie

Thank you all for the great suggestions, really appreciate it! Curious is there a section in this forum for expat ERE's or those considering it? @chenda and @anesda: do you both have experience living in Portugal? I have also read about Portugal being a great destination for FI. If you would be open...
by bliss88
Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Where to FIRE/Semi-FIRE? 43-yo Bay Area biotech hippie
Replies: 27
Views: 3168

Where to FIRE/Semi-FIRE? 43-yo Bay Area biotech hippie

Greetings all. First, thanks for creating this great Community, Jacob!!! I learned about Jacob, MMM, and the FIRE community fall of 2013... coincidentally, by chatting with a couple biking home from a climate-change related speaking event at the Grand Lake Theater (for the Bay Area folks who know th...
by bliss88
Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Web-of-Goals Job Ideas
Replies: 13
Views: 1722

Re: Web-of-Goals Job Ideas

Greetings. Would running a landscaping or tree-pruning business fit the bill? Contributes to health and fitness - check; I believe you can also hire others to do the more manual labor Builds career capital (i.e. not dead-end) or is intrinsically interesting - if you enjoy learning about trees/plants...