Hello to all. I've just joined the forum, after an extensive period of lurking. I'm a 39 year old single male who currently works for a semi-conductor in the Pacific Northwest (PDX). I am on track to retire by 45, if not slightly sooner.
I've found Jacob's blog and this forum extremely informative, inspiring and even therapeutic, as I relate to what many of the posters are going through as they try walk the path of ERE. It surely isn't an easy one and it's nice to know I am not alone as I struggle to stop the excessive shopping, start saving a high percentage of my income, and then figure out hor to properly invest it as well.
Anyway, I thought it high time that I finally registered here and introduced myself. I look forward to joining the conversations.