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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5750 on: November 26, 2018, 08:31:59 AM »
Mustachian Problem: I can't do my annual detailed grocery tracking anymore, because the main place I shop at these days doesn't do normal itemized receipts. I used to spend one month every year saving all my grocery receipts and then categorizing everything and doing a nice report with pie charts and everything.

This place seems to divide everything in the store into four categories: Chinese, English, Produce, and Tofu. There might be one for meat as well, but I'm a vegan so I don't buy that. So the receipts say "Chinese - 2.99" or whatever, but not what the item is. You could probably puzzle your receipt out with some sleuthing and a good memory, but it's more work than I'm willing to do. At least I still have my total amounts at month end.
I totally relate.  I've got an Amazon credit card, which gives me 5% back on Amazon purchases.   It frustrates me that the bill/statement only has purchase/order amounts and not a list of items purchased.

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« Reply #5751 on: November 26, 2018, 09:16:46 AM »
Mustachian Problem: I can't do my annual detailed grocery tracking anymore, because the main place I shop at these days doesn't do normal itemized receipts. I used to spend one month every year saving all my grocery receipts and then categorizing everything and doing a nice report with pie charts and everything.

This place seems to divide everything in the store into four categories: Chinese, English, Produce, and Tofu. There might be one for meat as well, but I'm a vegan so I don't buy that. So the receipts say "Chinese - 2.99" or whatever, but not what the item is. You could probably puzzle your receipt out with some sleuthing and a good memory, but it's more work than I'm willing to do. At least I still have my total amounts at month end.
I totally relate.  I've got an Amazon credit card, which gives me 5% back on Amazon purchases.   It frustrates me that the bill/statement only has purchase/order amounts and not a list of items purchased.

But amazon keeps a record of all your orders. You can look them all up any time =)

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« Reply #5752 on: November 26, 2018, 09:33:31 AM »
Mustachian Problem: I can't do my annual detailed grocery tracking anymore, because the main place I shop at these days doesn't do normal itemized receipts. I used to spend one month every year saving all my grocery receipts and then categorizing everything and doing a nice report with pie charts and everything.

This place seems to divide everything in the store into four categories: Chinese, English, Produce, and Tofu. There might be one for meat as well, but I'm a vegan so I don't buy that. So the receipts say "Chinese - 2.99" or whatever, but not what the item is. You could probably puzzle your receipt out with some sleuthing and a good memory, but it's more work than I'm willing to do. At least I still have my total amounts at month end.
I totally relate.  I've got an Amazon credit card, which gives me 5% back on Amazon purchases.   It frustrates me that the bill/statement only has purchase/order amounts and not a list of items purchased.

But amazon keeps a record of all your orders. You can look them all up any time =)

You can pull some awesome spreadsheets from amazon.

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« Reply #5753 on: November 26, 2018, 09:59:25 AM »

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« Reply #5754 on: November 26, 2018, 07:07:13 PM »
I have put a titanium spork on my Amazon Wishlist.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5755 on: November 27, 2018, 04:35:39 AM »
Come on NoVaÖ   Hit Add to Cart...   Put a spork in it!   (ta-da-dum! ;)

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« Reply #5756 on: November 29, 2018, 10:24:37 PM »
https://www.amazon.com/Light-my-Fire-Titanium-Spork/dp/B001E7S5BO
This one is also not bad. I think I'd try the cheap one from China if I didn't need one quickly. It's very similar, but a couple grams lighter.

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« Reply #5757 on: November 30, 2018, 05:28:28 AM »
https://www.amazon.com/Light-my-Fire-Titanium-Spork/dp/B001E7S5BO
This one is also not bad. I think I'd try the cheap one from China if I didn't need one quickly. It's very similar, but a couple grams lighter.

The plastic version was more like $3 @ REI, weighs less and I have used it for years in my travel bag. Shows no wear. Hand wash on the road, then dishwasher at home.

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« Reply #5758 on: November 30, 2018, 08:18:46 AM »
When it would be easier to just pretend you're as cash-strapped as everyone else....but you just can't pull it off.

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« Reply #5759 on: November 30, 2018, 10:56:34 AM »
When it would be easier to just pretend you're as cash-strapped as everyone else....but you just can't pull it off.

I am cash strapped - it's just allocated, rather than spent on consumerist junk.

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« Reply #5760 on: November 30, 2018, 03:43:53 PM »
My MPP today:  explaining how rolling over a 401k into an IRA works to a coworker near retirement age, then having to bite my tongue after he cut off my explanation of index funds and said that he has some industries and companies he wants to invest in.

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« Reply #5761 on: November 30, 2018, 05:12:05 PM »
MPP

The plan is to retire at the end of March 2019, unfortunately after many years of good service, my work pants are giving up on me in non- repairable ways.  I do not want to buy more work pants for 4 months of work, as I wont really need them after working stops. 

Loren

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« Reply #5762 on: November 30, 2018, 06:00:58 PM »
When it would be easier to just pretend you're as cash-strapped as everyone else....but you just can't pull it off.

I am cash strapped - it's just allocated, rather than spent on consumerist junk.

I hear you. I get grief for being "cash-strapped" (perhaps a little more than co-workers) because we are DINKs and I limit my spending. I tolerate the ribbing from the co-worker who spends more than I do, but his side hustle is a commercial real estate rental LLC with ~2 million in holdings (mostly rented), but the co-worker who makes ~60k has a mortgage, CC debt, and student loan debt and has spent ~10k on new release dvd/blu-ray movies . . . it s a little harder to stomach.

And that grief is even without them knowing we are debt free, own our home, have a good amount of savings/investments, and a higher (maybe not by MMM) savings rate.

Another MP problem, having to fake a personal interest in student loan forgiveness programs (because they are part of your age range of co-workers plans), remembering not to complain when you pay property taxes in full (because your coworkers pay it monthly as part of their mortgage, PITI), or any number of other issues that would be relevant is a weaker financial situation. All to fly under the radar.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5763 on: November 30, 2018, 11:28:13 PM »
Today I learned 401k max increases next year to 19k.

I have no one in my life that feels the same amount of excitement from that as I seemed to get.

Husband GETS it, but he doesn't FEEL it.

Additionally, we contributed so much to savings vehicles that we qualify for the 50% saver's credit tier.
1. This feels like cheating.
2. We don't get the full 2k Because we didn't pay that much in the first place.
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« Reply #5764 on: December 01, 2018, 04:39:36 AM »

Additionally, we contributed so much to savings vehicles that we qualify for the 50% saver's credit tier.
1. This feels like cheating.
2. We don't get the full 2k Because we didn't pay that much in the first place.

Don't feel bad about #2. I am reasonably certain it is impossible to get the full $2k when MFJ.

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« Reply #5765 on: December 01, 2018, 05:54:36 AM »
MPP

The plan is to retire at the end of March 2019, unfortunately after many years of good service, my work pants are giving up on me in non- repairable ways.  I do not want to buy more work pants for 4 months of work, as I wont really need them after working stops. 

Loren

I feel you @Loren Ver.  I have only about a month to go before FIRE and I am nursing my work clothes along carefully.  Oh man are some of my clothes showing their age . . .  but it makes absolutely no sense to replace anything.

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« Reply #5766 on: December 01, 2018, 12:59:53 PM »
MPP

The plan is to retire at the end of March 2019, unfortunately after many years of good service, my work pants are giving up on me in non- repairable ways.  I do not want to buy more work pants for 4 months of work, as I wont really need them after working stops. 

Loren

I feel you @Loren Ver.  I have only about a month to go before FIRE and I am nursing my work clothes along carefully.  Oh man are some of my clothes showing their age . . .  but it makes absolutely no sense to replace anything.

Oh, the lives we live :D.

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« Reply #5767 on: December 01, 2018, 01:11:01 PM »
MPP

The plan is to retire at the end of March 2019, unfortunately after many years of good service, my work pants are giving up on me in non- repairable ways.  I do not want to buy more work pants for 4 months of work, as I wont really need them after working stops. 

Loren
eBay??

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« Reply #5768 on: December 02, 2018, 12:04:09 AM »
MPP

The plan is to retire at the end of March 2019, unfortunately after many years of good service, my work pants are giving up on me in non- repairable ways.  I do not want to buy more work pants for 4 months of work, as I wont really need them after working stops. 

Loren
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Stop wearing pants to work and retirement will naturally follow

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« Reply #5769 on: December 02, 2018, 01:34:23 AM »
MPP

The plan is to retire at the end of March 2019, unfortunately after many years of good service, my work pants are giving up on me in non- repairable ways.  I do not want to buy more work pants for 4 months of work, as I wont really need them after working stops. 

Loren
eBay??

Stop wearing pants to work and retirement will naturally follow
Ooh, that's a much better answer than mine.

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« Reply #5770 on: December 02, 2018, 12:17:51 PM »
In my office the dress code is business casual, emphasis on casual rather than business. I have to dress up for certain meetings but I rarely meet the same people several times in a short period of time, so I only have one smart dress for these occasions.

Now I'm meeting the same person for the 4th time in a few weeks and she's really into fashion. I don't want to leave a bad impression of myself by wearing the same thing over and over again. I have some black office basics as well but we're having dinner so I don't want to look too boring. And at home I only wear old sweaters, old floral dresses, old band shirts and old jeans.

I guess I'm going to go for a black pencil skirt and the nicest t-shirt I can find. I guess it would be nice to get an extra blouse for these kinds of situations. I just really don't like spending money on clothes I dislike.

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« Reply #5771 on: December 02, 2018, 12:23:54 PM »
In my office the dress code is business casual, emphasis on casual rather than business. I have to dress up for certain meetings but I rarely meet the same people several times in a short period of time, so I only have one smart dress for these occasions.

Now I'm meeting the same person for the 4th time in a few weeks and she's really into fashion. I don't want to leave a bad impression of myself by wearing the same thing over and over again. I have some black office basics as well but we're having dinner so I don't want to look too boring. And at home I only wear old sweaters, old floral dresses, old band shirts and old jeans.

I guess I'm going to go for a black pencil skirt and the nicest t-shirt I can find. I guess it would be nice to get an extra blouse for these kinds of situations. I just really don't like spending money on clothes I dislike.

If you need to keep working this: same outfit, new accessories. Bright scarves or 'statement' jewelry pieces on a black backdrop can feel very planned and fresh!

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« Reply #5772 on: December 02, 2018, 12:48:30 PM »
In my office the dress code is business casual, emphasis on casual rather than business. I have to dress up for certain meetings but I rarely meet the same people several times in a short period of time, so I only have one smart dress for these occasions.

Now I'm meeting the same person for the 4th time in a few weeks and she's really into fashion. I don't want to leave a bad impression of myself by wearing the same thing over and over again. I have some black office basics as well but we're having dinner so I don't want to look too boring. And at home I only wear old sweaters, old floral dresses, old band shirts and old jeans.

I guess I'm going to go for a black pencil skirt and the nicest t-shirt I can find. I guess it would be nice to get an extra blouse for these kinds of situations. I just really don't like spending money on clothes I dislike.

If you need to keep working this: same outfit, new accessories. Bright scarves or 'statement' jewelry pieces on a black backdrop can feel very planned and fresh!

That's what everyone says, but I don't really have those either. The only jewelry I own are a few plain ear studs and some old fashioned inherited silver necklaces (old fashioned, but not yet retro and no value except for sentimental value).  I am really not good at this fashion thing and too cheap to invest in some basic timeless pieces because I don't really need them very often.

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« Reply #5773 on: December 03, 2018, 02:21:45 AM »
In my office the dress code is business casual, emphasis on casual rather than business. I have to dress up for certain meetings but I rarely meet the same people several times in a short period of time, so I only have one smart dress for these occasions.

Now I'm meeting the same person for the 4th time in a few weeks and she's really into fashion. I don't want to leave a bad impression of myself by wearing the same thing over and over again. I have some black office basics as well but we're having dinner so I don't want to look too boring. And at home I only wear old sweaters, old floral dresses, old band shirts and old jeans.

I guess I'm going to go for a black pencil skirt and the nicest t-shirt I can find. I guess it would be nice to get an extra blouse for these kinds of situations. I just really don't like spending money on clothes I dislike.

If you need to keep working this: same outfit, new accessories. Bright scarves or 'statement' jewelry pieces on a black backdrop can feel very planned and fresh!

That's what everyone says, but I don't really have those either. The only jewelry I own are a few plain ear studs and some old fashioned inherited silver necklaces (old fashioned, but not yet retro and no value except for sentimental value).  I am really not good at this fashion thing and too cheap to invest in some basic timeless pieces because I don't really need them very often.

There are glitter and glamour shops that sell fake pearl-jewelry. In my opinion they look good enough to create a nice accent on a black dress for a party. So I would go for fake instead of buying real, expensive jewelry.

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« Reply #5774 on: December 03, 2018, 06:34:24 AM »
My MPP today:  explaining how rolling over a 401k into an IRA works to a coworker near retirement age, then having to bite my tongue after he cut off my explanation of index funds and said that he has some industries and companies he wants to invest in.

I have a co-worker who is FIRE-ing this month at 55.  I tried to talk to he about his plans and he mentioned a Roth, a 401k, and I believe a taxable account.  I said something about the Roth ladder and pulling contributions if he needed to. He didn't think you could do that and said that he would talk to his "guy". 

My MPP - DUDE YOU COULD HAVE FIRE'D SO MUCH EARLIER IF YOU ACTUALLY UNDERSTOOD WHAT YOUR MONEY WAS DOING! Is not an appropriate thing to yell at this guy in a office setting.

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« Reply #5775 on: December 03, 2018, 07:32:21 AM »
In my office the dress code is business casual, emphasis on casual rather than business. I have to dress up for certain meetings but I rarely meet the same people several times in a short period of time, so I only have one smart dress for these occasions.

Now I'm meeting the same person for the 4th time in a few weeks and she's really into fashion. I don't want to leave a bad impression of myself by wearing the same thing over and over again. I have some black office basics as well but we're having dinner so I don't want to look too boring. And at home I only wear old sweaters, old floral dresses, old band shirts and old jeans.

I guess I'm going to go for a black pencil skirt and the nicest t-shirt I can find. I guess it would be nice to get an extra blouse for these kinds of situations. I just really don't like spending money on clothes I dislike.

If you need to keep working this: same outfit, new accessories. Bright scarves or 'statement' jewelry pieces on a black backdrop can feel very planned and fresh!

That's what everyone says, but I don't really have those either. The only jewelry I own are a few plain ear studs and some old fashioned inherited silver necklaces (old fashioned, but not yet retro and no value except for sentimental value).  I am really not good at this fashion thing and too cheap to invest in some basic timeless pieces because I don't really need them very often.

There are glitter and glamour shops that sell fake pearl-jewelry. In my opinion they look good enough to create a nice accent on a black dress for a party. So I would go for fake instead of buying real, expensive jewelry.

Yes, I know, I'm just being cheap. I need to buy some more formal items of clothing and some basic, non-expensive jewelry. I changed jobs a few months ago and at this company I'm going to need more "posh" outfits every once in a while. Basically it's an investment in my career that will pay itself back over time.

Good tip about the pearls! I have two pairs of pearl ear studs, one real and one fake. It's  really hard  to see  the difference, to the untrained eye at least. I think my mother has a pearl necklace that she hasn't worn for 30 years, I should ask if I can borrow it sometimes.

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« Reply #5776 on: December 03, 2018, 07:38:35 AM »
Imma, if you have a nice brand of clothing you like, you could search for that brand on ebay to buy used. I have purchased some really nice used velvet 'boyfriend shirts' that normally go for around $90 for $20 plus shipping of around $6.99. You might find some bargain upscale clothing.

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« Reply #5777 on: December 03, 2018, 10:07:28 AM »
Today I learned 401k max increases next year to 19k.

I have no one in my life that feels the same amount of excitement from that as I seemed to get.

Husband GETS it, but he doesn't FEEL it.

I am often quite disappointed after my DH fails to produce the same amount of giddiness I get from a good FIRE discovery.


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« Reply #5778 on: December 03, 2018, 12:17:43 PM »
Today I learned 401k max increases next year to 19k.

I have no one in my life that feels the same amount of excitement from that as I seemed to get.

Husband GETS it, but he doesn't FEEL it.

I am often quite disappointed after my DH fails to produce the same amount of giddiness I get from a good FIRE discovery.


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+1 on the disappointment from DH's lack of excitement about most things FIRE related.

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« Reply #5779 on: December 03, 2018, 12:50:48 PM »
In my office the dress code is business casual, emphasis on casual rather than business. I have to dress up for certain meetings but I rarely meet the same people several times in a short period of time, so I only have one smart dress for these occasions.

Now I'm meeting the same person for the 4th time in a few weeks and she's really into fashion. I don't want to leave a bad impression of myself by wearing the same thing over and over again. I have some black office basics as well but we're having dinner so I don't want to look too boring. And at home I only wear old sweaters, old floral dresses, old band shirts and old jeans.

I guess I'm going to go for a black pencil skirt and the nicest t-shirt I can find. I guess it would be nice to get an extra blouse for these kinds of situations. I just really don't like spending money on clothes I dislike.

If you need to keep working this: same outfit, new accessories. Bright scarves or 'statement' jewelry pieces on a black backdrop can feel very planned and fresh!

That's what everyone says, but I don't really have those either. The only jewelry I own are a few plain ear studs and some old fashioned inherited silver necklaces (old fashioned, but not yet retro and no value except for sentimental value).  I am really not good at this fashion thing and too cheap to invest in some basic timeless pieces because I don't really need them very often.

There are glitter and glamour shops that sell fake pearl-jewelry. In my opinion they look good enough to create a nice accent on a black dress for a party. So I would go for fake instead of buying real, expensive jewelry.

I totally get you Imma! My clothes are very basic/no-nonsense and cheapish (like not Primark, but $20-30 for a nice top range) and I don't wear any type of jewelry or scarfs. Thank god I'm in academia and dressing up means something like 'get your oldest jeans and sweater out of your closet and you'll get respected'. Or well, that seems to work for the old profs at least.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5780 on: December 03, 2018, 01:11:38 PM »
Imma, if you have a nice brand of clothing you like, you could search for that brand on ebay to buy used. I have purchased some really nice used velvet 'boyfriend shirts' that normally go for around $90 for $20 plus shipping of around $6.99. You might find some bargain upscale clothing.
I'm also a huge fan of buying clothing used on eBay.  I get high quality pieces for a fraction of the price, and I don't have to dig through racks of clothing at a used clothing shop.  I set up alerts for when I want something specific (and for a certain price).  I probably pay a few extra dollars compared to a used clothing store.

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« Reply #5781 on: December 03, 2018, 03:33:31 PM »
In my office the dress code is business casual, emphasis on casual rather than business. I have to dress up for certain meetings but I rarely meet the same people several times in a short period of time, so I only have one smart dress for these occasions.

Now I'm meeting the same person for the 4th time in a few weeks and she's really into fashion. I don't want to leave a bad impression of myself by wearing the same thing over and over again. I have some black office basics as well but we're having dinner so I don't want to look too boring. And at home I only wear old sweaters, old floral dresses, old band shirts and old jeans.

I guess I'm going to go for a black pencil skirt and the nicest t-shirt I can find. I guess it would be nice to get an extra blouse for these kinds of situations. I just really don't like spending money on clothes I dislike.

If you need to keep working this: same outfit, new accessories. Bright scarves or 'statement' jewelry pieces on a black backdrop can feel very planned and fresh!

That's what everyone says, but I don't really have those either. The only jewelry I own are a few plain ear studs and some old fashioned inherited silver necklaces (old fashioned, but not yet retro and no value except for sentimental value).  I am really not good at this fashion thing and too cheap to invest in some basic timeless pieces because I don't really need them very often.

There are glitter and glamour shops that sell fake pearl-jewelry. In my opinion they look good enough to create a nice accent on a black dress for a party. So I would go for fake instead of buying real, expensive jewelry.

I totally get you Imma! My clothes are very basic/no-nonsense and cheapish (like not Primark, but $20-30 for a nice top range) and I don't wear any type of jewelry or scarfs. Thank god I'm in academia and dressing up means something like 'get your oldest jeans and sweater out of your closet and you'll get respected'. Or well, that seems to work for the old profs at least.

That sounds about right. A friend stayed with us when he was interviewing for a research job. He didn't wash his hair before the interview and wore a sweater with a hole. He still got the job based on the quality of his research.

I'm not expected to look extremely polished, just a bit more formal and neat. It just feels like it's a big effort because I don't have a natural sense of style/fashion and it's always been a bit of a struggle to look presentable. I'm perfectly happy with my grunge look at home.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5782 on: December 03, 2018, 03:49:09 PM »
MPP

The plan is to retire at the end of March 2019, unfortunately after many years of good service, my work pants are giving up on me in non- repairable ways.  I do not want to buy more work pants for 4 months of work, as I wont really need them after working stops. 

Loren
eBay??

Stop wearing pants to work and retirement will naturally follow
Ooh, that's a much better answer than mine.

That's why I come to the forums, the quality and practically of the advice that I get.  You all truly speak to me.  Fired, here I come, to be FIREd sometime there after :).

Being a tall female makes buying clothes hard.  Being in a lab setting makes it even more difficult.  Four more months!


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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5783 on: December 03, 2018, 06:31:13 PM »
MPP

The plan is to retire at the end of March 2019, unfortunately after many years of good service, my work pants are giving up on me in non- repairable ways.  I do not want to buy more work pants for 4 months of work, as I wont really need them after working stops. 

Loren
eBay??

Stop wearing pants to work and retirement will naturally follow
Ooh, that's a much better answer than mine.

That's why I come to the forums, the quality and practically of the advice that I get.  You all truly speak to me.  Fired, here I come, to be FIREd sometime there after :).

Being a tall female makes buying clothes hard.  Being in a lab setting makes it even more difficult.  Four more months!
Wait, you work in a lab?  So your clothes are effectively invisible between your neck and your knees?  I always hated having to dress "business casual" then wear a lab coat all day.  What's the fucking point of dressing nice?

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5784 on: December 08, 2018, 10:35:24 AM »
New one today. I've been getting a ton of emails, etc from my employer's 401k provider. Then they mailed me stuff. I had skimmed the emails, saw that it wasn't urgent, so set it aside. I just read all this stuff. Employer is switching around the 401k stuff. Shifting everyone to Vanguard Target date funds and some other funds. So now, I have to spend the time to figure out what all these options are, decide what is best for me, and navigate the system to get everything setup. Then remember to come back in mid January after the blackout period and confirm it all worked right.

I do the set it and leave it for a reason. Bah.

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« Reply #5785 on: December 13, 2018, 10:10:43 AM »
MPP

The plan is to retire at the end of March 2019, unfortunately after many years of good service, my work pants are giving up on me in non- repairable ways.  I do not want to buy more work pants for 4 months of work, as I wont really need them after working stops. 

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Stop wearing pants to work and retirement will naturally follow
Ooh, that's a much better answer than mine.

That's why I come to the forums, the quality and practically of the advice that I get.  You all truly speak to me.  Fired, here I come, to be FIREd sometime there after :).

Being a tall female makes buying clothes hard.  Being in a lab setting makes it even more difficult.  Four more months!
Wait, you work in a lab?  So your clothes are effectively invisible between your neck and your knees?  I always hated having to dress "business casual" then wear a lab coat all day.  What's the fucking point of dressing nice?

I also work in a lab and solve that problem by not dressing nice. Jeans for me!

Anyway, I came in here to post my problem of surprise free lunch. It'd be great, except for the part where I have planned out my groceries/meals for the week too well. If I eat the free lunch and save the one I brought for tomorrow, some of the groceries I already bought will go bad before I have a chance to eat them.

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« Reply #5786 on: December 13, 2018, 11:24:39 AM »
MPP

The plan is to retire at the end of March 2019, unfortunately after many years of good service, my work pants are giving up on me in non- repairable ways.  I do not want to buy more work pants for 4 months of work, as I wont really need them after working stops. 

Loren
eBay??

Stop wearing pants to work and retirement will naturally follow
Ooh, that's a much better answer than mine.

That's why I come to the forums, the quality and practically of the advice that I get.  You all truly speak to me.  Fired, here I come, to be FIREd sometime there after :).

Being a tall female makes buying clothes hard.  Being in a lab setting makes it even more difficult.  Four more months!
Wait, you work in a lab?  So your clothes are effectively invisible between your neck and your knees?  I always hated having to dress "business casual" then wear a lab coat all day.  What's the fucking point of dressing nice?

I also work in a lab and solve that problem by not dressing nice. Jeans for me!


I use to be all lab all the time.  then my rotation was pretty small.  Lab coats are great!
Now I am lab and non-lab, so I get both.  I always have to be ready to go in the lab (special shoes that are hard to find, clothing types and lengths) but also do lots of meetings with nicer business casual (so the shoes have to look good too).

So I compromised.  I found a sale after black Friday and got nice jeans (actually long enough!!).  I raked leaves in them that weekend and now I wear them to work.  I think that is a win.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5787 on: December 13, 2018, 02:18:33 PM »
@Loren Ver - Iím a 5í11Ē female and I feel your pain re finding clothes that are long enough. Iíve been able to get tall sizes at Old Navy online - super cheap during their many sales.

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« Reply #5788 on: December 14, 2018, 04:42:24 AM »
@Loren Ver - Iím a 5í11Ē female and I feel your pain re finding clothes that are long enough. Iíve been able to get tall sizes at Old Navy online - super cheap during their many sales.

@LifePhaseTwo I am 5'11" as well, with size 12 wide feet.  Thank you for the hint.

One time, many years ago, I went into an Old Navy store, and the store lady took one look at me and said "we don't have clothes for people like you."  Haven't been to an Old Navy since :).  Maybe now they do!

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« Reply #5789 on: December 14, 2018, 05:29:03 AM »
@Loren Ver - Iíve only seen their tall sizes online; I havenít seen them in the physical stores. But the tall woman specialty stores where I live are few and far between, and the prices are way too high, so Iíve been willing to shop online, and so far itís worked out.

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« Reply #5790 on: December 14, 2018, 05:43:07 AM »
For the tall ladies; think of places where it'd be easier to get stuff for tall people. I'm a tiny person with midget feet and I always tend to buy my shoes when on vacation as it's easier to get them. In my own country I'm stuck at the children's department most of the time. I wouldn't care for stuff like jackets, but shoes are often full of glitter and I hate glitter. For tall people I've heard sometimes the male section can have good options, but that will depend on your curviness as well.

I guess these things aren't too feasible to do regularly, but I've found international default sizes to be a very interesting way to enhance my clothes-shopping pleasure (which I hate in general).

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5791 on: December 14, 2018, 06:46:55 AM »
@Loren Ver - Iím a 5í11Ē female and I feel your pain re finding clothes that are long enough. Iíve been able to get tall sizes at Old Navy online - super cheap during their many sales.

I am definitely not 5'11", I am 5'3", I have the opposite problem.  I can almost never find pants that don't have to be hemmed/tailored before I can wear them.  I have recently learned that Maurice's has short and tall options, I believe in both jeans and dress pants.  I am not sure what the inseam is on the tall option or what type of inseam you would need at 5'11" but it might be worth looking into.  Their prices are not all that frugal but they do run a buy one get one (maybe the 2nd is half off, I don't remember) pretty often.

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« Reply #5792 on: December 14, 2018, 08:49:23 AM »

@LifePhaseTwo I am 5'11" as well, with size 12 wide feet.  Thank you for the hint


I wear a 12 narrow.  Thank god for Zappos!  Before that I used to go to this great shoe outlet in Frankenmuth, Michigan where I found Naturalizers in my size (closed years ago).  Then there was Nordstroms where I could get Munro shoes.  Not many shoe lines even come in a 12N.

For talls, I used to shop JCPenneys.  Also Lands End has pants you can have hemmed to a specific length.


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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5793 on: December 14, 2018, 11:17:44 AM »
How about Mustachian People's family problems.  Like when you realize that you've slowly been acclimated to cooler and cooler temps, but you can't say anything because the thermostat has been set to 62 degrees for weeks and you're just now noticing.

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« Reply #5794 on: December 14, 2018, 09:25:18 PM »
SO and I switched jobs around the same time - significant pay bump!

Our old jobs paid biweekly, with an offset schedule, so we got a paycheck every week. Our new jobs pay us monthly within 2 days of each other. It makes it hard to feel wealthier! We only get to budget once a month now, instead of having something to play with every week. Having all this money makes budgeting less fun...

I totally feel your pain. I switched jobs last month and went from monthly to weekly payment. All my bills + transfers to savings and investments were automatic so I cancelled a lot of them. I'm transferring savings + investments manually now until I've found the most convenient new bill paying routine.

Switching pay periods is painful. 95% of my working life I was paid on the 1st of the month, those few occasions I was forced to do bi-weekly were awful. I felt like I never had any money.
Weekly paychecks were a nuisance - one week didn't quite pay the rent for the month, ugh:(

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5795 on: December 14, 2018, 10:04:26 PM »
Anything other than monthly is silly. I pay all my bills monthly. Until that changes, there is no reason for my paycheck not to follow the same pattern.

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« Reply #5796 on: December 14, 2018, 11:05:05 PM »
Anything other than monthly is silly. I pay all my bills monthly. Until that changes, there is no reason for my paycheck not to follow the same pattern.

I remit my contractual obligations thrice-annually, but instead demand my compensation oct-fortnightly.

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« Reply #5797 on: December 16, 2018, 08:07:24 AM »
Anything other than monthly is silly. I pay all my bills monthly. Until that changes, there is no reason for my paycheck not to follow the same pattern.
I used to be 100% commission, paid monthly, so I always lived on last month's money.  I've also been semi-monthly, bi-weekly and weekly. I agree that monthly is/was* easier. I have noticed there are more and more "Choose your payment due dste" options than ever. This would have been really helpful back in the days when my variable semi-monthly paycheck (also 100% commission) often didn't even cover my whole mortgage payment. Ugh, I don't miss those days.

*"was", because FIRE means no paycheck - hooray!

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5798 on: December 16, 2018, 10:34:30 PM »
I'm taking two months off between jobs, which I can easily afford as I had a month of leave saved up which, as I save half my income, completely funded my two months off. I also have 6 months emergency fund and I use YNAB so I live on last months income, so I effectively have 7 months worth of expenses saved.

People have been very stressed about how I am financially affording my holiday. Many people have offered to try and hook me up with a job over summer, or have joked that I can sleep on their couch in the second month when I can't afford rent.

I've tried to explain that I had leave saved up and also have an emergency fund, but it doesn't quite seem to click/outside of comprehension.

Now I just nod and say that I'll take them up on the offer "if my finances start to look a bit dodgy".

I don't anticipate that I'll have to take anyone up on their offer...
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5799 on: December 17, 2018, 12:04:08 AM »
I'm taking two months off between jobs, which I can easily afford as I had a month of leave saved up and, as I save half my income, completely funded my two months off. I also have 6 months emergency fund and I use YNAB so I live on last months income, so I effectively have 7 months worth of expenses saved.

People have been very stressed about how I am financially affording my holiday. Many people have offered to try and hook me up with a job over summer, or have joked that I can sleep on their couch in the second month when I can't afford rent.

I've tried to explain that I had leave saved up and also have an emergency fund, but it doesn't quite seem to click/outside of comprehension.

Now I just nod and say that I'll take them up on the offer "if my finances start to look a bit dodgy".

I don't anticipate that I'll have to take anyone up on their offer...

Haha. Some of my colleagues have a bit of similar reaction to my decision to work 80%. Obviously people have trouble imagining that someone doesn't spend their entire income.