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by spoonman
Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:42 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: My_Brain_Gets_Itchy's Journal
Replies: 278
Views: 55640

Dude, you and I are on the same wavelength today =). My thoughts exactly.

by spoonman
Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:41 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: spoonman's Journal
Replies: 682
Views: 180888

<t>#002 04/03/2013 -- Motivation<br/> I haven’t yet laid out my reasons for pursuing FI. I tell people that I enjoy my job about 75% of the time, which is pretty darn good by general standards. At least I get the impression that’s a great percentage because most people just say “wow, that’s nice”. T...
by spoonman
Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:22 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello, Horray!
Replies: 3
Views: 349

Welcome aboard, Hottentot!

by spoonman
Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:20 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: C40's Journal
Replies: 1074
Views: 246593

<t>That's a really nice breakdown of your taxes. I personally can't wait until I enter FI and taxes move into a simpler and lower tax situation.<br/> I heard today on American Public Media a suggestion made by that awesome psychologist from Duke, Dan Ariely, that it would be interesting if we were a...
by spoonman
Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:24 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: m741's ERE Journal
Replies: 675
Views: 137677

<t>m741,<br/> I've been following your journey for a while, you are an incredibly strong individual. I very much look forward to hearing about your coming experiences in FI. It sounds like you have a good plan for what you'll do after you leave your job.<br/> These days there isn't a day when I don'...
by spoonman
Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:14 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: My_Brain_Gets_Itchy's Journal
Replies: 278
Views: 55640

Wow, that sounds like an awesome new development. You are very lucky to have an agreeable boss.
You are absolutely right that real data beats theory. I say go for it!
plus: all of us here would benefit from any new insights you get from the extra time off =).

by spoonman
Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:55 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: spoonman's Journal
Replies: 682
Views: 180888

<r>Thanks for stopping by, DM!<br/> Thailand, Ecuador, Peru, Dominican Republic, Italy (maybe 10 years down), Berlin, Argentina, Korea (Busan or Seoul), and Montreal are among the places we have in mind. In the near term, I think Peru or Ecuador are great because those are countries that have been w...
by spoonman
Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:50 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: spoonman's Journal
Replies: 682
Views: 180888

<t>Hehe, yeah.<br/> But you know, some people are actually turned off by having so many options on their laps. They like the comfort of an externally imposed struture in their lives. I think the awesome thing about this community is that we are too strong to require the struture provided by a 9-5 jo...
by spoonman
Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:39 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: spoonman's Journal
Replies: 682
Views: 180888

<t>#001 04/01/2013 -- Possibility Space<br/> We are pursuing a path to FI powered by dividend growth investing. The goal has been to build a portfolio of dividend paying securities that will provide a source of income that continues to grow at a rate that outpaces inflation. This will give us the op...
by spoonman
Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: My_Brain_Gets_Itchy's Journal
Replies: 278
Views: 55640

<t>Indeed, less is more. One of the great features of living in a small place is that it forces you to own less stuff, and owning less stuff means less time wasted maintaining those things.<br/> I often daydream of the day we get rid of all of our shit and move into a nice little studio. My wife and...
by spoonman
Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:18 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: My_Brain_Gets_Itchy's Journal
Replies: 278
Views: 55640

I have been reading your journal for a while now. I absolutely love your style and resolve. If you don't mind, I think I will adopt your journaling style =).

by spoonman
Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:12 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Frugaladventurer's Journal
Replies: 11
Views: 837

Thanks for sharing your story, frugaladventurer. It's amazing that your mother is still working at such an advanced age.

by spoonman
Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: spoonman's Journal
Replies: 682
Views: 180888

Thanks GPMagnus! I look forward to sharing the rest of our journey with this awesome community.

by spoonman
Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:39 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: spoonman's Journal
Replies: 682
Views: 180888

<t>Hi, my name is spoonman and my wife and I have been aggressively pursuing ERE for almost three years. I’ve been a lurker in this forum for two years and wish I had found it earlier.<br/> My background is in nuclear physics and I went into aerospace after grad school. My wife works for an internet...
by spoonman
Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:48 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What will you miss about working FT? Or what do you miss?
Replies: 15
Views: 1408

I second what Jacob said about the big toys. A megacap corporation can give you access to really cool stuff and allows you to see things most people will never see. I will definitely miss those privileges.

by spoonman
Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:38 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Early Retirement Was a Lonely Pursuit Back in the Old Days
Replies: 13
Views: 1939

<t>Thank you for sharing your story. You were very courageous to pursue the ER dream in a time when it was much harder to connect with kindred spirits.<br/> I often think about how lucky we are these days to have access to an online community. We are also lucky in the sense that we can -lurk- and le...
by spoonman
Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:48 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Dividend Investing For Retirement
Replies: 67
Views: 21593

<t>DGI,<br/> I can’t even begin to tell you how incredibly happy I am to see you in this forum!!! You are one of the reasons why I decided to get into dividend growth investing. I’ve been a DG investor for almost three years now, and it all began with your awesome blog!<br/> Right now, our passive i...