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Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 12-31-2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 9,132
Posted By FIREd
No change. Iím up to date on my vaccines and Iím...

No change. Iím up to date on my vaccines and Iím still wearing a mask in all public spaces (a requirement here for the past 18 months). We havenít had major supply disruptions in this part of the...
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-28-2021, 05:32 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 47,793
Posted By FIREd
I live my life and let people wonder. Never...

I live my life and let people wonder. Never complain, never explain.
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-28-2021, 04:54 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,796
Posted By FIREd
Total spending for 2021 is close to $50K (single...

Total spending for 2021 is close to $50K (single guy, high-ish COL area in Europe, own my home outright). Discretionary spending includes eating out, travel, home decor, clothing, etc...)
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-23-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,466
Posted By FIREd
I've been using a contactless credit card in...

I've been using a contactless credit card in Europe for 3 years. Here the contactless feature can be used for purchases up to 50 euros. But one can simply swipe the card the old fashioned way if one...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 12-20-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 15,704
Posted By FIREd
Our big family Christmas dinner is back on....

Our big family Christmas dinner is back on. Everyone is up to date on their vax but we still decided to all get tested before the gathering to put some minds at ease. I'll just do a home test, others...
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-16-2021, 03:15 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,937
Posted By FIREd
Now that my car has gone through its annual...

Now that my car has gone through its annual inspection, I can say that the only truly unexpected expense this year (so far, fingers crossed) was a tire repair for 35 euros.
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-16-2021, 03:09 AM
Replies: 2,251
Views: 226,015
Posted By FIREd
I don't often post on this thread, but 2021 was a...

I don't often post on this thread, but 2021 was a year of big splurges for me. It felt a bit unreasonable but the numbers still look good so... Trip to Paris, first class (it's a train ride away for...
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-07-2021, 01:22 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,937
Posted By FIREd
I'll answer that question in a couple of days,...

I'll answer that question in a couple of days, after my car's annual mandatory inspection ;).
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 12-04-2021, 07:23 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 15,704
Posted By FIREd
Despite a successful rehearsal last weekend,...

Despite a successful rehearsal last weekend, several people now seem to be undermining the prospect for a family Christmas dinner this year. I think that the whole thing is about to get canceled even...
Forum: Other topics 12-04-2021, 04:01 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,818
Posted By FIREd
To me "lazy" is a value judgement and as such I...

To me "lazy" is a value judgement and as such I have little interest in debating whether it's OK or not. What I know is that I have no interest in "productivity" per se. But I am sensitive to the...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 12-01-2021, 02:10 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 15,704
Posted By FIREd
We kinda had a rehearsal of Christmas dinner last...

We kinda had a rehearsal of Christmas dinner last weekend - same people who will attend Christmas dinner but we were celebrating a birthday. Nobody wore masks. Everyone was up to date on their...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-30-2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,504
Posted By FIREd
I had never heard of Giving Tuesday. I tend to...

I had never heard of Giving Tuesday. I tend to give more at the end of the year, but I do it on my own schedule.
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-29-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 17,610
Posted By FIREd
My spending has loosened up this year (over 60%...

My spending has loosened up this year (over 60% of my spending is discretionary for 2021). I was targeting a very low WR initially, but I now realize that, with no heir, there is really no need to be...
Forum: Other topics 11-29-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,607
Posted By FIREd
I am 47, single, no kids, already FIRE'd. I've...

I am 47, single, no kids, already FIRE'd. I've only been dating since March of this year and I use dating apps almost exclusively to meet new people. COVID is not a deterrent for me (there is no...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-26-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,787
Posted By FIREd
It seems like I was making large transfers and...

It seems like I was making large transfers and there was some kind of limit with Transferwise perhaps? I can't remember now but I have a lot of $15K transactions with Transferwise on my spreadsheet....
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-26-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,787
Posted By FIREd
I transferred nearly my entire wealth (7 figures)...

I transferred nearly my entire wealth (7 figures) from the US to Europe 3 years ago. At the time I used Transferwise for only a small portion of the transfers because I found that a more convenient...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 11-26-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 19,295
Posted By FIREd
That's surprising. In Geneva at least, I see...

That's surprising. In Geneva at least, I see nearly 100% mask compliance on public transports (trams and trains). The fines for not wearing a mask on public transport are hefty in GE. I recently...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 11-24-2021, 02:04 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 15,704
Posted By FIREd
Our "big" family gathering will go on this year...

Our "big" family gathering will go on this year after being canceled last year. Everyone is up to date on their vax.
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-21-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,860
Posted By FIREd
My father and his brother decided to break up my...

My father and his brother decided to break up my grandparents' farm. Neither one of them was interested in farming but they were attached to the estate. My uncle got the house and the land adjoining...
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-14-2021, 02:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,400
Posted By FIREd
Thatís what I chose to do with my mother. We have...

Thatís what I chose to do with my mother. We have separate lives, separate finances but Iím close enough in case there is a problem (medical emergencies but also a flat tire, a leaky washing machine,...
Forum: Other topics 11-02-2021, 04:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,706
Posted By FIREd
For slightly rough patches, venting to a trusted...

For slightly rough patches, venting to a trusted friend or family member works out for me (I choose the person carefully because some people can make things worse). For rougher patches, support...
Forum: Other topics 10-31-2021, 03:14 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,847
Posted By FIREd
Around here (within a 30 minute drive of Geneva,...

Around here (within a 30 minute drive of Geneva, Switzerland), it really depends whether the land is zoned as agricultural only or approved for development. Five acres of agricultural land might sell...
Forum: Life after FIRE 10-30-2021, 02:20 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,823
Posted By FIREd
I went through several downsizing rounds over the...

I went through several downsizing rounds over the past 10 years. Back in 2012, I lived in the suburbs with my ex-wife in a traditional 2,500sqft house packed to the rafters with stuff. Then we moved...
Forum: Other topics 10-27-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,623
Posted By FIREd
Our reserve funds are in a savings account.

Our reserve funds are in a savings account.
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 10-27-2021, 05:51 AM
Replies: 931
Views: 71,683
Posted By FIREd
No one I know got COVID this year, but my mom and...

No one I know got COVID this year, but my mom and 2 cousins got it last year. They all recovered.
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