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by Frugalchicos
Tue May 05, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Frugal chicos journal - ERE in Spain
Replies: 502
Views: 103978

Re: Frugal chicos journal

@Basuragomi

Thank you, I have been experimenting with plasti-dip lately. That product is incredible. I feel I gave a new life to the old headphones. The sound and quality is great, I hope they last another 10 years! :)
by Frugalchicos
Tue May 05, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Frugal chicos journal - ERE in Spain
Replies: 502
Views: 103978

Re: Frugal chicos journal

@2B1S Thanks!! the growth was basically because of the market being up these last days comparing to last month when we did our update. Yes, life in Europe is superb. I am enjoying the weather, food (and its quality), social network (at least when we were able to hang out with people) and all the out...
by Frugalchicos
Mon May 04, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Frugal chicos journal - ERE in Spain
Replies: 502
Views: 103978

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Alright, time for our monthly update: APRIL INCOME –$10,619 + 9,461 taxes = $20,080 Amazing month with good income coming in plus tax return. APRIL EXPENSES – 836E / $914 USD - Some of the stuff below is in Euros, we do the conversion of the total into USD. Rent: $0 Gas (Car): $0 Groceries: $456 - S...
by Frugalchicos
Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Frugal chicos journal - ERE in Spain
Replies: 502
Views: 103978

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Time for an update: Coronavirus Quarantine. 21 days of lockdown so far and 21 days more to go (at least) MARCH INCOME –$11,921 - $2,375 Chica's taxes = $9,546 Chica also filed her quarterly taxes: $2,375 - Counting it as expenses. From now on, we will count her pay checks as net and discount the tax...
by Frugalchicos
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: The AirBnB and house hacking bubbles
Replies: 24
Views: 2878

Re: The AirBnB and house hacking bubbles

Very interesting article and glad that bubble burst. We did airbnb our second bedroom for two years when living in Chicago and already noticed during the second year that clientele changed. They were less worried about getting to know us and more about crashing in a cheaper place than a hotel.
by Frugalchicos
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 2524
Views: 514629

Re: Investments Trade Log

Not really picking individual stocks. But, will slowly deploy 50K into Betterment during the next two years (about $1,000 every two weeks). This month we have already invested 85K we had in cash.
by Frugalchicos
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: C40's Journal
Replies: 1100
Views: 309016

Re: C40's Journal

Hi there,

Just wondering which were your thoughts about purchasing a house nowadays? Would you invest the money instead? or perhaps take on a good opportunity during the potential upcoming recession?
by Frugalchicos
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What are you doing during the confinement ?
Replies: 73
Views: 10499

Re: What are you doing during the confinement ?

@Classic Liberal You can buy one of this little guys off Aliexpress for like $15 https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33057297881.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.efc6526drLNl4B&s=p&ad_pvid=20200326004651863832716271690005254946_3&algo_pvid=4e4cf80b-bfef-431d-8c87-ab075334675b&algo_expid=4e...
by Frugalchicos
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What are you doing during the confinement ?
Replies: 73
Views: 10499

Re: What are you doing during the confinement ?

I am with Seppia. This pandemic is being dealt with quite differently in Europe (especially Spain and Italy) than in the US. Not being able to get out of the house at all makes a big difference. Police have been patrolling the streets and giving tickets to people who were just walking around without...
by Frugalchicos
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Seppia's journal
Replies: 267
Views: 56071

Re: Seppia's journal

Hey, reading through your journal (these days allow a lot of time to do anything)... Congratulations on the little guy!! Also, I guess we are all on the same boat in regards to "losing" NW. I am somehow taking it calmly and putting more money in as it continues going down. Stay safe buddy
by Frugalchicos
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What are you doing during the confinement ?
Replies: 73
Views: 10499

Re: What are you doing during the confinement ?

I am missing my afternoon walks with mini Chica and going surfing. I usually do a lot of outdoor activities, but trying to make the best of it these days.
by Frugalchicos
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:16 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What are you doing during the confinement ?
Replies: 73
Views: 10499

What are you doing during the confinement ?

So, what are you guys up to these days locked down at home? I watched a million videos of vanlife and van conversion, washed all my clothes and sneakers, did some yoga and brushed up on my wine knowledge (and drunk some of it) Any recommended movies, shows, youtube videos are very welcome... Keep it...
by Frugalchicos
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Frugal chicos journal - ERE in Spain
Replies: 502
Views: 103978

Re: Frugal chicos journal

@2B1S

Sounds like a plan man. Good luck to you!
by Frugalchicos
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Frugal chicos journal - ERE in Spain
Replies: 502
Views: 103978

Re: Frugal chicos journal

@GTOO Thanks man, I will take more pics as soon as I can get out of the house... Yesterday, we invested another 15K before the market opened. We revisited our plan and feel we are pretty "safe". Glad we put ourselves in this position with the hard work and sacrifices of the last 5 years. I...
by Frugalchicos
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 2524
Views: 514629

Re: Investments Trade Log

Can't decide if keeping the cash or investing another 15K in the coming month or 2...Will wait to see how the US deals with the COV19
by Frugalchicos
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Frugal chicos journal - ERE in Spain
Replies: 502
Views: 103978

Re: Frugal chicos journal

Crazy times we are living in... We have been confined for 3 days already and we have already drank half of our booze... In the meantime, Chica and I designed a plan for the worst case scenario we can imagine if this coronavirus crisis develops into an ugly recession. If she loses her job and I can't...
by Frugalchicos
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Frugal chicos journal - ERE in Spain
Replies: 502
Views: 103978

Re: Frugal chicos journal

@ Nicolino, Frita, Theanimal Thanks guys!! yeah, this job will help to feel more settled and have a better routine. Pretty excited about it! Oh, and it seems I will also have time to surf or run during the week. @Frita I will have to drive. There is not really another alternative. The restaurant is ...
by Frugalchicos
Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Frugal chicos journal - ERE in Spain
Replies: 502
Views: 103978

Re: Frugal chicos journal

So...big news! Yesterday, I got and accepted a job. I will be working at the welcome desk of a Michelin star restaurant. Pay is 30K a year, which is good in Spain + tips. 40 hours a week with 2 days off and 6 weeks of paid vacation a year. I will work shifts, mornings and evenings. Oh, and they also...
by Frugalchicos
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Frugal chicos journal - ERE in Spain
Replies: 502
Views: 103978

Re: Frugal chicos journal

Time for an update: FEBRUARY INCOME –$9,870 FEBRUARY EXPENSES – $944 Rent: $0 Gas (Car): $105.99 Groceries: $325.11 Cellphones: $21.74 - Chica's international plan with Lebara Internet & Chico's phone: $46.51 Misc./Entertainment: $357.77 It includes the following: - $46 - Clothes for Mini - Some...
by Frugalchicos
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Frugal chicos journal - ERE in Spain
Replies: 502
Views: 103978

Re: Frugal chicos journal

Some cool pictures of places around my town: Sopelana https://i.postimg.cc/gcqYQ4f5/IMG-3719.jpg Zumaia's Flysch https://i.postimg.cc/Cz0GQ7Zb/IMG-3740.jpg Somorrostro https://i.postimg.cc/K87rg6Vf/IMG-3776.jpg Laguardia https://i.postimg.cc/pT3qBDBJ/IMG-3797.jpg Gorbea https://i.postimg.cc/63ZdtFdC...