Lemur Journal!

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Post by Augustus » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:43 pm

Lemur wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:20 pm
Also reading (well listening to an audiobook) Walden on my commute back and forth to work. Very thought-provoking book. Feels extremely relevant to the theme of this forum.
I actually found Walden before anything related to early retirement on the internet, totally changed my life. I decided then and there to figure out how to find passive income and retire. I'd recommend reading the book too, rather than just listening, I need to read slow to really think deeply about it. So many good thoughts in that book, from the farmers who get owned by their farms, to the comparison of how long it took natives to build their homes, to that lamp post bit near the end.

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Post by Lemur » Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:44 pm

Took me a ridiculous amount of time to figure out how to do one accounting entry in Quickbooks Pro. I'm trying to get my spouse's business on track for 2019 and move away from my Excel Workbook creation from last year.

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Post by Lemur » Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:24 pm

Signed a new job offer. My salary will increase from $65k to $90k. Great day today! Looks like that degree paid off (which I paid $0 for due to military benefits).

Now the true test...keeping spending the same, avoid the lifestyle inflation, though moving closer to my job looks a bit more "affordable now".... Though not exactly the same. I think I'm gonna build a small vacation fund for the spouse and I. She has wanted to travel for a while now.

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Post by prognastat » Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:33 pm

Congrats, you must be very excited. Definitely avoid that lifestyle inflation though, but since you're here you should be pretty good at that already.

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Post by 2Birds1Stone » Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:50 pm

Congrats, that's a big bump!

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Post by Scott 2 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:27 pm

That is a life changing bump. Congrats. You're definitely in the range now where it's easier to earn more than save more. Spending to gain extra time for leveling your skill set or performance can have big returns.

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Post by Lemur » Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:28 pm

prognastat wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:33 pm
Congrats, you must be very excited. Definitely avoid that lifestyle inflation though, but since you're here you should be pretty good at that already.
2Birds1Stone wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:50 pm
Congrats, that's a big bump!
Scott 2 wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:27 pm
That is a life changing bump. Congrats. You're definitely in the range now where it's easier to earn more than save more. Spending to gain extra time for leveling your skill set or performance can have big returns.
Thanks all. I'm certainly excited and will now have the ability to save a lot more. I still could not afford to move closer to work (well technically I could but I wouldn't be saving much money at all...). Working in Washington D.C. is a bit disheartening but the absolute dollar savings I will have is going to pay off one day.

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Post by Lemur » Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:11 pm

I took the week off and I have probably logged in over 10 hours on this very addictive capitalism / business simulator:

https://www.capitalismlab.com/

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Post by Lemur » Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:15 pm

Did some Python exercises. Tonight is my last night of sleeping in and waking up when I'm ready. Back to work Monday. Also announcing my 2 week departure Monday for my new job in 2 weeks. Took my son to see the Smithsonian museums in Washington DC. That was fun and free for the most part - minus the transportation via metro.

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