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by Matt3121
Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Matt's Journal - Currently on FIRE (After working 10 years)
Replies: 15
Views: 2398

Matt's Journal - Currently on FIRE (After working 10 years)

Hey everyone, I wanted to give a breakdown of my story and what my plan is in case anyone is interested. This year due to discovering ERE I was able to achieve FIRE (mostly lean). Here's the main details. The Background 38 years old male, single, living in NJ, working consistently only for 10ish yea...
by Matt3121
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Any ERE related posts/info on doing a startup or a business?
Replies: 11
Views: 2219

Re: Any ERE related posts/info on doing a startup or a business?

@RealPerson I should probably do an introductory post and break it all down there. Believe it or not I didn't actually buy much of anything (ipads, etc). But my monthly breakdown was something like this: 2k for rent and utils 1k for gas, tolls + car payment (400 a month) - I drive a lot for fun 35k ...
by Matt3121
Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Advice for Further Education for ERE
Replies: 12
Views: 3721

Re: Advice for Further Education for ERE

Hey that's great you are thinking of doing FI as fast as possible, I wish I did the same as you when I was your age. This is just my personal advice and it depends on where you live obviously, but I'd suggest don't do any of the above if you don't want to go to school. If you are reasonably intellig...
by Matt3121
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Any ERE related posts/info on doing a startup or a business?
Replies: 11
Views: 2219

Re: Any ERE related posts/info on doing a startup or a business?

@jacob - Okay I see. That makes sense. I think that's a totally valid thesis. I've done a few businesses with varying levels of success, and they are a lot of work, but more than that they are a lot of stress. Normally because you (typically) have a high burn so you have to work pretty hard to get t...
by Matt3121
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Any ERE related posts/info on doing a startup or a business?
Replies: 11
Views: 2219

Re: Any ERE related posts/info on doing a startup or a business?

I should note: I'm less interested in actually starting a business and more interested in if frugality is a large part of the reason that companies become successful. Yeah I pretty much figure that if you are living ERE then basically almost any business that isn't capital intensive WILL be profitab...
by Matt3121
Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Any ERE related posts/info on doing a startup or a business?
Replies: 11
Views: 2219

Any ERE related posts/info on doing a startup or a business?

Quick Note: Sorry if this is the wrong forum, I couldn't find a better fit, if there is one let me know and I'll post it there instead. I stumbled upon ERE about 6 months ago when I was trying to figure out how to reduce my expenses (and I have by 75%!), I've read nearly every article at this point ...