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Jacob Lund Fisker

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Early Retirement Extreme
Early Retirement
investing, saving, frugality
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SINK (Single Income, No Kids)
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This guest post is from Todd Tresidder who retired at age 35… 13 years ago. He wrote a book teaching you when to retire and publishes the web site FinancialMentor.Com providing various retirement planning tools including articles and calculators. I retired at age 35 (I’m now 48) and learned a few lessons along the way. Hopefully you will benefit from my experience because I did many things right and a few ...
Posted: May 10 2017 @ 4:08 PM
I really like “Rich Dad Poor Dad” (The Cashflow Quadrant) and “Your Money Or Your Life“. While Your Money Or Your Life made me reevaluate whether an expense was really worth it, Rich Dad Poor Dad changed the way I thought about money. I must admit that prior to reading Rich Dad Poor Dad my whole mindset regarding money was that it was something I earned in order to ...
Posted: May 10 2017 @ 4:07 AM
I like this guest post from MoneyCrush for the following reasons. First, it is a big step outside convention. When I grew up I was told that cars should be replaced every two years (it doesn’t really make much sense to me now) and so keeping a car running for that long is impressive; particularly so because modern cars are clearly not built to last that long. Second, it’s a ...
Posted: May 09 2017 @ 4:04 AM
If you’re fit and you have a lawn you have been unable to get rid off(*), you absolute should own a push reel mower and use it for cross-training. (*) If you must have a lawn because of the home owners association (something about unproductive vegetation increasing property values), I suggest encroaching on it slowly by planting edibles. There may be a law saying you have to have a lawn, but ...
Posted: May 08 2017 @ 4:02 PM
And now for a guest post from a writer who needs no further introduction … Okay, it’s Trish from Simple in France. I could type you a grocery list hundreds of items long detailing all that my husband and I have said ‘no’ to as we’ve cut our expenses and our time commitments. The tangibles (gadgets, toys, clothes) that we didn’t collect. The experiences (vacations, cruises, ...
Posted: May 08 2017 @ 4:01 AM
I was recently asked why I haven’t made the connection between ERE and peak oil more explicit. As some of you may know, I used to be somewhat active in the peak oil community about 5-7 years ago. The main problem as I saw it was that the great majority of people who were/are aware of peak oil would discuss it at length but then next day they would have ...
Posted: May 07 2017 @ 3:57 PM
A middle class career is often presented as the only worthwhile lifestyle to strive for(*). Here the idea is to get an education and then work for a good 30 or 40 years while slowly saving a little bit every month for the day one can retire from the career and do something else and perhaps become what one always wanted to be—self-actualization. Of course, it is in the middle ...
Posted: May 07 2017 @ 3:55 AM
Not knowing that you don’ know is the worst possible combination of ignorance out of the four possible cases. If you know what you don’t know, the solution is easy; look it up on the internet or ask someone. However, if you don’t know, you wouldn’t know what to ask and this in turn leaves a multitude of possible answers. I know three solutions to this problem. The first one is original ...
Posted: May 06 2017 @ 3:53 PM
Warning: this is a contrarian post and as such it may question some deeply held beliefs. If you keep going you might not like what you read. The education industry has successfully installed the meme that not going to college (buying their product) putatively leads to a life in poverty. A common selling point is a piece of shoddy statistics that demonstrates the correlation between average income and level of ...
Posted: May 06 2017 @ 3:50 AM
After a forum recommendation, I read the following post on wage slaves and the Seeds of a revolution. The thesis is well known to readers of this site. In the Ancient world, most work was considered undesirable and best fit for slaves. The ancient solution to this problem was to own slaves. How crude! Today we have developed a much more sophisticated system which accomplishes more or less the same thing. This ...
Posted: May 05 2017 @ 3:49 PM


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