Questions and comments
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Search? What search terms?
PF blog reference/blogroll? If you remember, also include name of the site.
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Found MMM first, then heard of this site, read the book, and found the overall ERE philosophy more to my liking. Admittedly, I'm an INTJ.
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Found it through incoming traffic links to my own site. Name intrigued me so I took the bait and here I am. Been reading stuff on and off all day.
I first heard about FI on a podcast. That lead me to the FI subreddit, which then took me here
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I literally googled "extreme retirement", because I wanted to retire early!
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friend sent me a news article 5 years ago about a crazy guy who lived in an rv in San Francisco, and then I tracked him down on the internet....
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jennypenny wrote:I googled "early retirement climate change INTJ lentils"
hahaha. nice. oh and me too.
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I was on a field training exercise (a Krieg Spiel), and I was reflecting on how well one could live just on the contents of one's backpack. So, since I was a TOCroach at the time, I googled minimalist. One of the sites I came across was the "so long and thanks for all the fish" transfer to MMM. So then I started reading both of them and it blew my goddamn mind.
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I'm not 100% sure, but I believe it was a reference by a blogger or someone who commented on a PF blog a long time ago. I enjoyed Jacob's analyticcal bent, even if he is more analytical than I am.
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I googled "secret danish conspiracy to undermine capitalism" and it popped up as #1.
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Well... the Amazon 'suggestions' did it for me. I was looking for books written by Tom Hodgkinson - the king of idleness - and just like that Jacob's book popped up in the suggestions list. From there, it was the logical search and find through reference lists and the web. So actually I was aiming to become a professional idler and now I'm working as hell to become FI :p ... strange paradigm shift...
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it was mentioned by someone on MMM and I started reading some of Jacob's posts and realized a lot of it was way over my head. So I got his book and started "getting" it.
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Same as FXr, but more recently.
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There was a "cheap living" thread over at Mark's Daily Apple back when I first started eating Primal/Paleo, and after reading "Possum Living" (because it was the only one the library had in stock) someone suggested Jacob's Book. I actually devoured the site/forums here before getting the book, but I did eventually buy the book so I could lend it out to people who aren't inclined to binge read online content.
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Just a duckduckgo.com search for "early retirement" and ERE was the third or fourth result but by far the most eye catching because it says extreme.