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by classical_Liberal
Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: classical_Liberal's Semi-ERE
Replies: 686
Views: 132973

Re: classical_Liberal's Semi-ERE

Please consider letting it completely heal before you get back at it despite the weather window closing. Sorry about your pain and I appreciate the concern. I certainly "know better", as far as trying to use it too quickly. From the little I know about outpatient ortho, runners knee should really g...
by classical_Liberal
Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Just Gravy
Replies: 48
Views: 5424

Re: Just Gravy

Congrats on the move!
by classical_Liberal
Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Smelly Swiss Dilettante
Replies: 247
Views: 57089

Re: Smelly Swiss Dilettante

Jean succumbing to some positive social pressure and maybe even some Hormesis. Glad you are enjoying yourself!
by classical_Liberal
Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: classical_Liberal's Semi-ERE
Replies: 686
Views: 132973

Re: classical_Liberal's Semi-ERE

Or just buy them. Fermenting things in plastic might not be the best for your health. Buy them! for shame CS, this is ERE! :lol: Yeah I had a passing thought about plastics, but there's just too many things the internet is saying will kill me these days. I'm just gonna keep focusing on trying to av...
by classical_Liberal
Sat Oct 03, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Axel Heyst's Journal
Replies: 408
Views: 60497

Re: Axel Heyst's Journal

@AH Yeah, I wasn't trying to be condescending. Sorry if it came across that way. I don't think I'm two Wheaton levels above anyone in this forum in anything. :lol: . I'm more like the "slow" step child that's trying to understand what you really smart people are saying. I find everything you write e...
by classical_Liberal
Sat Oct 03, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: classical_Liberal's Semi-ERE
Replies: 686
Views: 132973

Re: classical_Liberal's Semi-ERE

If you don't "crash cool/halt fermentation" then it will probably end up too tart too... So you might want to try experimenting with some non-fermentable sugar additives after fermentation. Hope you have fun with the experimentation anyway! Good to know! I don't research this stuff too much because...
by classical_Liberal
Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: classical_Liberal's Semi-ERE
Replies: 686
Views: 132973

Re: classical_Liberal's Semi-ERE

Update 10/3/2020 I went out to Theodore Roosevelt National Park last weekend weekend (Sat-Mon) to hike. My GF had gone back to Iowa to visit the fam, so it was solo. This allowed me to push my hiking intensity up a notch. I did about 40 miles in two days, it was hard and felt good. But wouldn't you...
by classical_Liberal
Sat Oct 03, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Axel Heyst's Journal
Replies: 408
Views: 60497

Re: Axel Heyst's Journal

It seems to me all your thoughts (of the authors thoughts) here are coming back to; do work that's meaningful to you, on a time schedule of your own making. Side note of constant interruptions are bad, but that's part of you making the timetable/schedule IMO. Maybe I'm missing something? But this is...
by classical_Liberal
Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Is FIRE reallistic without investing in bonds, stocks... ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1201

Re: Is FIRE reallistic without investing in bonds, stocks... ?

One idea would be to work on the autonomy stuff JenAR has a journal in the journal section. She just had a total 0 spend month and only spent something like $10 the month before. Pretty autonomous, no? As I also have a specific set of ethics and moral, investing is not as clear cut as it might seem...
by classical_Liberal
Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Phase III - Deja Vu All Over Again
Replies: 177
Views: 20620

Re: Phase III - Deja Vu All Over Again

Right now, my contingency plan is lead a baseline lifestyle that could be covered by social security. It is unlikely to reach that point (given my current spend), but life happens. I sometimes I wonder if a more "optimal" path wouldn't be to intentionally spend everything down by 70, doing as much ...
by classical_Liberal
Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: What I Spend
Replies: 281
Views: 69078

Re: What I Spend

I always find it interesting to read about people's experiences of actually separating themselves from full time work for the first time. It's amazing how we habituate ourselves into some pretty miserable personal circumstances. Not that I'm against hard work, I think it can be fulfilling and someti...
by classical_Liberal
Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: disk_poets road towards semi-ERE
Replies: 16
Views: 838

Re: disk_poets road towards semi-ERE

Welcome disk_poet! I like the plan to buy only used, that was one of my first forays into some real change (I still almost exclusively only buy used). I think it's a soft, middle of the road, approach to "no spend". Plus you're basically taking something out of the dumpster vs contributing to the me...
by classical_Liberal
Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Polyamory Support Group
Replies: 297
Views: 53603

Re: Polyamory Support Group

Sorry to read about the relationship ending. Eight years is a long time, I imagine it's pretty sad.
by classical_Liberal
Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: wolf's journal
Replies: 261
Views: 52989

Re: wolf's journal

Thanks for the reply! I think DCA'ing into anything is a good idea at the moment. Tangential side note. The fact you're at a low 2% Withdrawal rate and there are no relatively "safe" options yielding that real return should be a bit of a red flag for asset prices. Still, you have to earn something, ...
by classical_Liberal
Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Renewed motivation to push for financial independence
Replies: 127
Views: 34799

Re: Renewed motivation to push for financial independence

JenAR wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:39 am
No-spend September was a success!
Yes! A true $0 total no spend, count me as impressed.
by classical_Liberal
Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: wolf's journal
Replies: 261
Views: 52989

Re: wolf's journal

Still killing it over here in Wolf's Journal. Awesome job!

Would you say your life has mostly settled into a calm consistency to maintain this low spending output, or are you still trying new things?
by classical_Liberal
Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Making your own reflux still?
Replies: 14
Views: 577

Re: Making your own reflux still?

@HB Beer, then wine, now liquor... :lol: In the event of collapse it looks like you'll have a powerful bootleg empire. Similar to Joseph Kennedy during prohibition, he was a strong Catholic too. Coincidence? I have nothing useful or helpful to add, just wanted to poke fun. Edit: After some quick res...
by classical_Liberal
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: mooretrees journal
Replies: 296
Views: 68799

Re: mooretrees journal

mainly the stress came from not sleeping very well while camping and dealing with crowds during corona virus. I'm not sure I'll ever go back to Zion, I'd rather find other areas that are similar without the crowds. I just came back from a long weekend trip hiking trip at Teddy Roosevelt (far wester...
by classical_Liberal
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ERE Year 2 - Choose Your Own Adventure - Geoarbitrage and Nomadic Lifestyle Edition
Replies: 832
Views: 174545

Re: ERE Year 2 - Choose Your Own Adventure - Geoarbitrage and Nomadic Lifestyle Edition

2Birds1Stone wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:24 am
looking for some skilled/unskilled help in return for modest pay and learning how to do many aspects of home renovation.
That sounds cool! I'd be up for something like that. A little money, a lot of learning, and probably super flexible about when he needs the help.
by classical_Liberal
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Only Rice and Beans Response from friend on Spending Goal
Replies: 32
Views: 1837

Re: Only Rice and Beans Response from friend on Spending Goal

Yeah @Scott2 nailed it with his last post, what @idave talks about about is LTC at end of life. States are pretty up front about recovery too, if you read into their specific policies. A resourceful person may look at this and think they could get medicaid until 55, and save roth conversions (if the...