Socially acceptable greeting from Finland

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Vaikeasti
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Socially acceptable greeting from Finland

Post by Vaikeasti » Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:50 am

New to forum but old(?) to ERE ideas.

I have a family (SO and kids) and also some health issues to make things interesting. I am close with many of my relatives but still have only one IRL friend to talk any finance with.

I started my ERE journey over ten years ago, did good, got lost, and now with the help of this inspiring community can maybe finally find my track again and finish the (rat) race?

Pleasure to make your acquaintance. :)

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Re: Socially acceptable greeting from Finland

Post by 2Birds1Stone » Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:26 am

Welcome, can you share more of your story?

Really curious how you may have lost you way and found it after a while. Sometimes a break from something can be good.

suomalainen
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Re: Socially acceptable greeting from Finland

Post by suomalainen » Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:07 pm

Moi.

Vaikeasti
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Re: Socially acceptable greeting from Finland

Post by Vaikeasti » Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:20 pm

@2Birds1Stone Thank you. I've started a journal to note down my path and posted a little backstory there. Feel free to check that out. : )

@Suomalainen Sun journal puhuttelee.

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TheWanderingScholar
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Re: Socially acceptable greeting from Finland

Post by TheWanderingScholar » Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:15 am

Tere.

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Re: Socially acceptable greeting from Finland

Post by Vaikeasti » Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:39 pm

@TheWanderingScholar, Hei. Thanks for stopping by. I really like your journey and wish my kids would be as smart as young as you were. (Too late for me.)

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Re: Socially acceptable greeting from Finland

Post by TheWanderingScholar » Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:01 pm

Vaikeasti wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:39 pm
@TheWanderingScholar, Hei. Thanks for stopping by. I really like your journey and wish my kids would be as smart as young as you were. (Too late for me.)
@Vaikeasti:
Kiitos. My journey, for all its worth, has been troublesome and not the pinnacle of ERE so far, but it has been a good journey so far. And at the very least you can install some good personal finance ideas into them to make stronger in the future.

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Re: Socially acceptable greeting from Finland

Post by Noedig » Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:33 pm

Greetings from London. I recently FIREd after about 8 years seriously saving, and (alas) 34 years working.
Best wishes for you. I almost worked in Helsinki once, but the swirling vortex of the UK financial services industry, would not let me leave London.

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Re: Socially acceptable greeting from Finland

Post by Vaikeasti » Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:08 pm

Thanks Noedig, I already feel like we've almost met. :D

You almost making it to Finland reminds me of an old radio program "Nearly related to a celebrity" where people could call and tell how they "ate at the same restaurant as a tv star had eaten last week" or "saw a novelist look-a-like in the store".

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