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by Sven
Sun Aug 29, 2010 9:17 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Beer Won't Make You Fat
Replies: 12
Views: 1897

Thanks for the good news! :-)
That is what i miss.. the ERE brewery! ;-)

by Sven
Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:57 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Dutch mortgage interest-only
Replies: 15
Views: 2089

<r>With my mortgage i had a one year interest-only at the beginning of it to make an 'easy start', but now i think it was one of the worst financial decisions of my life! <E>;-)</E> I would now rather send that additional paid interest to something that would 'produce' something (like a more efficie...
by Sven
Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:10 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Ideas for saving: saving by travelling
Replies: 10
Views: 1400

<t>Hi Matthew,<br/> Transport largely depends on the assignment in my case. Usually plane and on site public transport/taxi/bike/foot, but if this is not feasible, then the company/client provides a lease/long-term rental car on site. During assignments in the 'neighborhood' of my home country, i dr...
by Sven
Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:58 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What kind of work/job do/did you guys all do?
Replies: 161
Views: 24215

<t>I am currently working as a technical consultant that implements software interfaces for systems using one of the most widespread ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) packages. Before i was writing programs/creating reports and documents inside that ERP package.<br/> <br/> Originally i was only par...
by Sven
Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:15 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Ideas for saving: saving by travelling
Replies: 10
Views: 1400

<r>I totally agree! <E>:-)</E><br/> I don't think all expenses are paid (empty the hotel bar for example <E>;-)</E>), but yes, if you just do the same considerations as when you would be at home, then you should be able to put aside a lot of money. Usually per diems aren't taxed, so it could double ...
by Sven
Sun Aug 08, 2010 9:31 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Keep Me Signed In?
Replies: 3
Views: 753

Sorry, double post.. I was already wondering why it said "Slow down, you are moving too fast" :-)

by Sven
Sun Aug 08, 2010 9:30 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Keep Me Signed In?
Replies: 3
Views: 753

Hi HSpencer, usually this "keep me signed in" functionality is working with cookies. If your browser is set to have those removed every time you close your browser window or that it doesn't need to save those, then the functionality won't work.

by Sven
Sun Aug 08, 2010 9:26 am
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: Keep working or live experience?
Replies: 17
Views: 1972

<t>Why would there be a need to have that "or" in between? It is not possible to have an "and" instead?!<br/> <br/> I don't think it should be much of an issue to work say 6 months a year and the other 6 months you can do whatever you want! Ok, this way you are probably not going to build up a full ...
by Sven
Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:46 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Where do think the economy is headed?
Replies: 17
Views: 2324

<t>I have been wondering why rating companies picked those small countries/economies, while everybody 'knows' that US floats on/drowns in its own debts. I suspect that the main reason is that the most influent rating companies have strong ties with the US (as they are based there) and you would simp...
by Sven
Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:37 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: How many books have you read?
Replies: 22
Views: 2780

<r>3 or 4 books in a week? Nice! <E>:-)</E> I usually read 5 books a month and this since.. as long as i remember! Before i was mostly reading fiction, but at a certain point i came to the conclusion that with the same time and effort i can read non-fiction and actually get to know something..<br/> ...
by Sven
Thu Aug 05, 2010 6:56 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Where do think the economy is headed?
Replies: 17
Views: 2324

<r>I think it depends which economy you have in mind..<br/> While studying at university, there was a professor that told us that one day there will be some equalization going on between the Western world and the other parts of this planet. This not in a communist way, but simply because you can't k...
by Sven
Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:53 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What's the fastest way to earn money to ERE?
Replies: 77
Views: 12925

<r>@ il-besa: Well i kinda got it from "My path is IT consultancy"! <E>:-)</E><br/> <br/> Regarding the not living there.. well it all depends on the definition of living you are using, i guess! If you are working somewhere abroad for longer than a couple of weeks and go for groceries.. well in my d...
by Sven
Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:21 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What's the fastest way to earn money to ERE?
Replies: 77
Views: 12925

<r>Count me in for the il-besa route! Currently i am following the wage slave sub-route (the positive thing is that you get like a daily allowance of which you can put aside a nice part if you spend it smart), but i am considering to move on to the freelance sub-route soon (to be more 'free' like il...
by Sven
Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:06 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Tiny windowless cells and other extreme living situations
Replies: 22
Views: 1870

<r>I am sorry, i didn't read the Neuromancer (so many books to read and so few time <E>:-(</E>).<br/> <br/> Regarding the origin of the concept, i have no idea about the real history of them (i also don't seem to find something about it :-s). But i made more a link with bunk beds on a marine vessel ...
by Sven
Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:44 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Belgium Tips for ER(E)
Replies: 11
Views: 1286

<r>Hi Flex,<br/> First of all saving 44% is already a nice accomplishment, congratz for you and your girlfriend!<br/> €650 looks quite high to me, but yeah.. i don't know the situation (and it is none of my business). Everybody likes to go out for dinner and enjoy some great food (*tries to stop thi...
by Sven
Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:19 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Where's the ERE Book?!?
Replies: 57
Views: 4531

@ Jacob: Thanks a lot for the link! I didn't know that was possible! :-)
I tend to keep the books i read in a good shape. For that one i will let them do the plastification, as they tend to do a better job in doing so.

by Sven
Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:13 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Tiny windowless cells and other extreme living situations
Replies: 22
Views: 1870

<r>For some reason reading the title let me think about an experiment i did in Japan. Over there they have capsule hotels ( <URL url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capsule_hotel">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capsule_hotel</URL> ).. which mostly consist of basically 'tiny windowless cells' (other peop...
by Sven
Wed Aug 04, 2010 7:59 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Where's the ERE Book?!?
Replies: 57
Views: 4531

<r>Well I don't have a Kindle, but for sure having such a version will be nice for other people! I prefer a real book over an e-book any time, but if the latter is the only way to get my hands on the book.. so be it! <E>:-)</E> For me it is ok to order it via the e-shop or something. After i read it...
by Sven
Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:47 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Swimming with Piranha Makes You Hungry
Replies: 0
Views: 1107

<r>by Colin Turner<br/> I never saw this book mentioned in a personal finance blog, but this is actually the book that was kind of a eye opener for me.<br/> For me it was a good basis to start looking for more information about personal finance and it is all explained in a easy accessible/funny way....
by Sven
Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:31 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Where's the ERE Book?!?
Replies: 57
Views: 4531

I am really looking forward to reading it! Will there be a e-book version or shipping service to overseas? (I am sorry to be selfish and started thinking about the European readers out there immediately :-))