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Forum: FIRE and Money 11-02-2008, 02:29 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,902
Posted By claire
As much as I reject the 9 - 5 rat race I would...

As much as I reject the 9 - 5 rat race I would never want to be a SAHM.
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 07-12-2007, 04:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,387
Posted By claire
its around 3.00 per pint over here now - approx...

its around 3.00 per pint over here now - approx six dollars - scandelous isnt it?
Forum: Life after FIRE 02-20-2007, 01:20 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,023
Posted By claire
Re: How strong is the lure of family?

Khan well said - I couldnt have put it better
Forum: Young Dreamers 01-24-2007, 02:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,613
Posted By claire
Re: Regret of quiting

slepyhead - no need for your sister to say she just up and went to prospective employers.

I was in the same situation - hated my job just had to leave nothing lined up - i had concerns about this...
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-07-2007, 03:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,215
Posted By claire
Re: Happiness and why we do the things we do

Thanks guys for all your suggestions and thanks for going to the trouble, much appreciated

Claire
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-06-2007, 07:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,531
Posted By claire
Not permitted to deduct mortgage interest from taxes - mortgage v renting?

It appears that you all offset the interest on your mortgages. In Britain there is no such entitlement. :'(

Would it make a difference to your opinion on the mortgage v renting argument if you...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-03-2007, 02:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,925
Posted By claire
Re: Christmastime and spending expectations

tell them that christmas in cancelled :laugh:

seriously i dont understand christmas peer pressure, I just dont bother with any of it :-\
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-03-2007, 01:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,215
Posted By claire
Re: Happiness and why we do the things we do

how do you stop playing "mental movies" of the past when such thoughts run like an automatic train through one's head?
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-01-2007, 12:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,215
Posted By claire
Re: Happiness and why we do the things we do

From the time you are born you are subjected to conditioning, you are conditioned to act/think a certain way, live a certain way, its all mapped out, so we are lead to believe.

Most people are not...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-20-2006, 02:51 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,348
Posted By claire
Re: OT: Have you guys even hit/seen/been near the bottom?

Well i grew up in poverty and went through some bereft periods in my 20's ( i made some bad choices with men, well one bad choice really) which made me determined that i was never going to be in that...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-20-2006, 02:46 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,861
Posted By claire
Re: FIRE - A Guaranteed Decline in Standard of Living?

This is very interesting.

Personally i would opt for extreme ER (30's or 40's) over giving the best years of my life to a job which may kill me early from stress induced illnesses. I would rather...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-13-2006, 11:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,694
Posted By claire
Re: Becoming LESS Frugal

Hi Shinny

Dont forget to give me the name of that river - i will be in the van next door to you. Its best to have good neighbours ! ;D
Forum: Other topics 12-09-2006, 09:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,597
Posted By claire
Re: How much will you spend on Christmas gifts?

I agree Khan its a dreadful time of year

Nothing wrong with giving at christmas, why not give it to the needy/charity.
Forum: Other topics 12-08-2006, 03:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,597
Posted By claire
Re: How much will you spend on Christmas gifts?

I think there is another similar thread going at the moment on this forum

I dont spend anything

I dont do christmas

I ignore it and hope it will go away

If you want to celebrate the birth...
Forum: Other topics 12-07-2006, 12:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,507
Posted By claire
Re: Poll: Have you finished (or started) your holiday shopping?

I dont do christmas

i dont buy presents or other stuff

I just ignore it and hope it goes away
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-06-2006, 12:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,949
Posted By claire
Re: Stronger Thai Baht...

Now your all making fun of me

I think i got a bit carried away the other (long) evening a few too many gin and tonics, must remember to hide the lap top the next time i get drunk ;D
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-04-2006, 07:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,949
Posted By claire
Re: Stronger Thai Baht...

yes - it can be done - but i need to go now because my DH has just come in grunting at me - i think he thinks i am having an affair

its the time difference (it id noe 1.19 am) -anyway - i will...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-04-2006, 07:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,949
Posted By claire
Re: Stronger Thai Baht...

if you are looking for somewhere "cheap" to retire - try europe its safer than thailand, try italy, spain, france, inexpensive, yes, and safe
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-04-2006, 06:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,949
Posted By claire
Re: Stronger Thai Baht...

well i find it strange that you missed that british girl being raped and murdered in koi samui (this may not be the correct spelling) recently - by three thai fishermen that were drunk and bored
...
Forum: Other topics 12-04-2006, 06:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 18,668
Posted By claire
Re: Skunk Smell - Marijuana?

does it matter?

if you could smell the capatlistic (sorry cant spell) pain killers burning would it make a difference?

stop worrying about it, instead teach them to farm and live off the land....
Forum: Young Dreamers 12-04-2006, 05:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,550
Posted By claire
Re: The balancing act

Thanks Shiny for your post

love

claire x
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-04-2006, 04:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,763
Posted By claire
Re: Try this for ER inspiration

I agree Caroline - I wouldnt want to live there either - I was just using it as an example of voluntary simplicity - it seems there are lots of people on this site who think that 50 k dollars pa is...
Forum: Young Dreamers 12-04-2006, 04:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,550
Posted By claire
Re: The balancing act

Thanks for your post cut throat

I dont know where to start, we have been here for 4 years and have no real social ties - before then I have moved around fairly constantly - I suppose you could say...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-04-2006, 04:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,949
Posted By claire
Re: Stronger Thai Baht...

I am saying that the place is DANGEROUS

certainly there is an argument that if your number is up ......

I agree that you can get into big trouble in your own back yard (as you say)
BUT the...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-04-2006, 03:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,949
Posted By claire
Re: Stronger Thai Baht...

I dont know why any sane person would think of ER in Thailand!

Its cheap because its DANGEROUS, most places (with exceptions) with low cost of living and quality of life are cheap - it is not...
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