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Forum: Other topics Yesterday, 12:49 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,745
Posted By daylatedollarshort
You could try posting on Reddit's offgrid and...

You could try posting on Reddit's offgrid and homesteading sub-Reddits and see if someone on there wants it or has suggestions. Also consider an ad in some place like Countryside magazine for...
Forum: Other topics 04-14-2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,142
Posted By daylatedollarshort
We had a solid wood desk with a small water stain...

We had a solid wood desk with a small water stain we had to practically beg a charity shop to take. I think they put it out front for $5. $5 for a solid wood desk. You could buy a paperweight from...
Forum: Other topics 04-14-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,142
Posted By daylatedollarshort
When one of our kids and a roommate moved from a...

When one of our kids and a roommate moved from a dorm to a first apartment, I got most of what they needed from thrift shops and garage sales for $200, even including small appliances like a...
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-14-2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,220
Posted By daylatedollarshort
Sorry to hear about your son. It is good he has...

Sorry to hear about your son. It is good he has parents like you to care for him. Friends of ours have a disabled great-grandson who wasn't even born yet when they retired, which has also given me...
Forum: Other topics 04-13-2021, 09:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,142
Posted By daylatedollarshort
I saw an ad on Nextdoor recently where someone...

I saw an ad on Nextdoor recently where someone was making appointments for people to come and clear out an estate with everything offered for free. There are also many other sites like Buy Nothing...
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-11-2021, 04:12 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,220
Posted By daylatedollarshort
We intentionally try to have low carbon footprint...

We intentionally try to have low carbon footprint and look for ways to be happy that don't involve consumerism, so our extra will go to our kids and maybe charities. We've really enjoyed early...
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-07-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 13,210
Posted By daylatedollarshort
The way I look at is if I can figure out how to...

The way I look at is if I can figure out how to live a $100K lifestyle on $50K, then over a 40 year retirement that is $2M less in after tax, total retirement funding needed. Or a $200K lifestyle on...
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-05-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,822
Posted By daylatedollarshort
I ran the number once for living in an...

I ran the number once for living in an eco-village, and at the time we had a young adult child in college in a small but very nice apartment near the beach in kind of a hipster area, and the hipster...
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-05-2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,822
Posted By daylatedollarshort
Lovely views, alderman! I'm very interested...

Lovely views, alderman!

I'm very interested in urban homesteading. We live in an area where urban sprawl meets up with a large state park with mountains, plus some foothill parks, so we have lots...
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-03-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 13,210
Posted By daylatedollarshort
When we decided to retire, instead of looking at...

When we decided to retire, instead of looking at percent of gross earnings in our working years for what we would need in retirement income, we looked at the Consumer Expenditure Survey...
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-03-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 13,210
Posted By daylatedollarshort
When we decided to ER, I made my spreadsheets and...

When we decided to ER, I made my spreadsheets and then we tried to validate the numbers with our 401K financial adviser. He tried to tell us we would need 80% of what we were grossing in our working...
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-02-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 13,210
Posted By daylatedollarshort
By retiring early, and having assets in asset...

By retiring early, and having assets in asset classes not counted by the FSA (small businesses and retirement plans) our kids had grants for 100% of college tuition. Plus we utilized community...
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-02-2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 13,210
Posted By daylatedollarshort
My goal is more low overhead than increasing net...

My goal is more low overhead than increasing net worth these days. I like the math challenge and hunt for bargains / easy side income. If you don't spend much you don't need a lot of income. Like...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-29-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 14,731
Posted By daylatedollarshort
We took our pensions at 55 as annuities and SS at...

We took our pensions at 55 as annuities and SS at 62. Combined they cover all our essential expenses and most discretionary expenses. We try to live well on about half of what we could if we added...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-21-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,889
Posted By daylatedollarshort
My hobbies at home include urban homesteading,...

My hobbies at home include urban homesteading, yoga, reading, health and nutrition research, cooking and going for walks. Outside the home we usually have memberships most years in 2 - 3 senior...
Forum: Travel Information 03-15-2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 721
Posted By daylatedollarshort
I went on vacation a while back with friends who...

I went on vacation a while back with friends who rented a house near Mendocino and they brought their dog. We seemed to find many beaches and parks he was allowed on the trails at. This is a good...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-12-2021, 11:51 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 9,512
Posted By daylatedollarshort
A follow up to my previous question, do you test...

A follow up to my previous question, do you test your base-forming dietary minerals, such as potassium, magnesium or calcium? Just curious how that works out. I feel like I have a hard enough time...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-12-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 9,512
Posted By daylatedollarshort
Just curious for those on you on keto type...

Just curious for those on you on keto type diets... Do you test for things like acidic pH, high end platelet counts or high IGF-1 levels, which some studies show are biomarkers for types of cancer?
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Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-11-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 9,512
Posted By daylatedollarshort
The kimchi I have now was bought refrigerated...

The kimchi I have now was bought refrigerated from Whole Foods, lists only natural ingredients and says it contains probiotics, so it seems legit. I do have learning to make kimchi and yogurt at...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-10-2021, 10:48 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 9,512
Posted By daylatedollarshort
Some of the nutrition doctors I follow recommend...

Some of the nutrition doctors I follow recommend making salad dressings from nut butters instead of oils as the nut butters have more nutrients. Olive oil gets a lot of good press lately, along with...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-07-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 9,512
Posted By daylatedollarshort
There is an interesting study on the impact of a...

There is an interesting study on the impact of a diet swap between typical American and traditional African diets on colon cancer biomarkers: "Our study suggests that westernization of the diet...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-06-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,010
Posted By daylatedollarshort
One of our adult kids sealed up all our tiny open...

One of our adult kids sealed up all our tiny open spaces around the vents, pipes and hoses that led to the outside with spray on, foam insulation that hardens as it dries. That really stopped any...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-06-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,010
Posted By daylatedollarshort
I wouldn't do that to a rat or any pet or...

I wouldn't do that to a rat or any pet or wildlife that might eat a rat.

We sealed up the house and have the quick kill kind of snap traps in the crawl space. We have resident rats that live...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-06-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 9,512
Posted By daylatedollarshort
I am not sure I really understand your question. ...

I am not sure I really understand your question. Even among people with plant based diets or high animal protein diets, no two microbiomes are going to be exactly alike, though there are many...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-04-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 9,512
Posted By daylatedollarshort
For those of you interested in individualized...

For those of you interested in individualized diets and microbiome studies, I've been enjoying youtube tapes lectures by Tim Spector. Here is a summary article on what he has to say:

"The number...
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