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by shelob
Wed Jun 02, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Easier said than done - Melo's path towards freedom
Replies: 22
Views: 2323

Re: Easier said than done - Melo's path towards freedom

Sounds like you're doing well :) And you're right, video game development doesn't seem to make much sense for you to pursue. The point about habits is super important, I'm noticing that about myself right now too. And gathering data in the form of trying many things is a very smart thing to do, it w...
by shelob
Wed Jun 02, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ERE Adventuring
Replies: 320
Views: 36817

Re: ERE Adventuring

Wow, you've definitely been busy! And sorry, I didn't mean to bother you when you're so close to your wedding and all that. I wish you a marvelous day:) To clarify, I meant the discussion about wealth tax/Vermögenssteuer, though I have to admit that I don't really follow the news at the moment and h...
by shelob
Sun May 30, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ERE Adventuring
Replies: 320
Views: 36817

Re: ERE Adventuring

Thanks a lot for the recommendations! I'm also way below the Sparerfreibetrag, so I have a lot of time to think this through. Thinking about this today, what came to mind was 1) does this protect against a possible unrealised capital gains tax? and 2) since I'm eligible for Spanish citizenship throu...
by shelob
Sun May 30, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ERE Adventuring
Replies: 320
Views: 36817

Re: ERE Adventuring

Hi to a fellow German!

I had dismissed the business to manage my assets as way too complicated, but now you've got me seriously thinking about it. May I ask which book you're reading on the subject?

Kind regards from the coast and best wishes for your wedding and marriage! :)
by shelob
Sun May 30, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Easier said than done - Melo's path towards freedom
Replies: 22
Views: 2323

Re: Easier said than done - Melo's path towards freedom

Hi, I'm glad to read from a fellow German in the same life stage! We have the same hobby too (writing). It's really awesome and inspirational that you maintain expenses like that, you're my role model now :) We have somewhat opposite problems, I can never find the time for everything I want to do. W...
by shelob
Mon May 03, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Learn to be easy to live with?
Replies: 17
Views: 1714

Re: Learn to be easy to live with?

@ertyu - Can you read my mind??? :shock: In any case, thank you. After I read your post yesterday, I calmed down a lot and managed to prepare the move, finished some stuff etc. You helped me remember that I won't be the only one who's nervous and might not get everything right at their first try. Ac...
by shelob
Sun May 02, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Learn to be easy to live with?
Replies: 17
Views: 1714

Learn to be easy to live with?

This is inspired by the "living with other people" section of the ERE book: "Perhaps a criteria for moving in with anyone, for instance your spouse or a friend, should be sufficient social skills to be able to tolerate being together in small quarters. Learn to be easy to get along wi...
by shelob
Mon Apr 26, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Starting working life with the end already planned
Replies: 7
Views: 1291

Re: Starting working life with the end already planned

Thanks for the useful advice. I used to be very socially awkward (which exacerbated my introversion) but then I participated in a lengthy student exchange when I was 14 and had to sink or swim. I'm still good friends with some people I met there, so something must have worked. :) I've also drawn up ...
by shelob
Sat Apr 24, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Personal Hygiene
Replies: 47
Views: 4347

Re: Personal Hygiene

How I make shampoo/conditioner/liquid soap last way longer: I dilute it with water. I have empty bottles where I put in a bit of whatever, then fill it up with water and use it for up to several weeks till I need to put the next splosh in. This seems to actually work better than unaltered hygienic p...
by shelob
Sat Apr 24, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: (Bad) ERE Poetry
Replies: 39
Views: 3720

Re: (Bad) ERE Poetry

I can never decline an invitation to write terrible poetry! Quickly posting before I can change my mind and stuff it back into my drawer :lol: Stranger in a strange land There’s a stranger in this crowd Who appears like all the others, till he says Let’s go elsewhere, this place is far too loud So y...
by shelob
Sat Apr 24, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Starting working life with the end already planned
Replies: 7
Views: 1291

Re: Starting working life with the end already planned

That is very nice. Thank you. I'd like my username like it is without the "1", please :) Thank you also for sharing your thoughts with the world, braving all the attacks and such that must have come with it, and the immense amount of work you put into this community. I can say for sure tha...
by shelob
Sat Apr 24, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Starting working life with the end already planned
Replies: 7
Views: 1291

Re: Starting working life with the end already planned

Hi, thanks for the welcome🙂 You're absolutely right, and that was a major reason for me to get into the pursuit of FI in the first place. Even if I could get my writing to pay my bills, I wouldn't want it to. I don't want to ever have to write something because it's what others want to read. That vi...
by shelob
Sat Apr 24, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Starting working life with the end already planned
Replies: 7
Views: 1291

Starting working life with the end already planned

Actually, both "working" and "end" need to be hyphenated. When I imagine what I'd do if there were less external constraints, I'd probably spend my time mostly reading and writing (both fiction and nonfiction). I mostly do that anyway, but I'm an INTJ and therefore supposed to be...