last week i discovered ERE. its been very enlightening and entertaining reading through the blog, wiki, and forums. i've gotten the gist of the ERE strategy, however, as jacob mentioned in several posts, the really useful stuff is left intentionally vague. i feel like i've understood most of what is presented here, and some of it isnt new to me as i've been living below my means in order to have more free time for a while now (it just never occurred to me that i could actually become FI doing this).
now i feel like i want to dive in further, specifically into the fairly simple mathematics behind the ERE strategy, and learning about investment. from what i can tell, this requires reading a few books, namely jacob's book, and any books on investing that he or anyone else in the forums would recommend in order to understand enough about managing my own money so that i dont have to pay someone else to do it for me.
jacob's book is pretty cheap, however, following the principles he has laid out, i'd like to see if i could either beg or borrow a copy from someone here who has one they would be willing to share, as its probably not at my library. the specifics regarding postage and stuff would be up to the lender, you can reply here or pm me if interested in loaning or giving away a copy of the ERE book. same goes for books on investment, if you would like to loan or freecycle any of them my way, thats more money towards my ERE :)
otherwise, i would love some suggestions on other books and resources so that i can continue to formulate my plan for ERE. thanks ^_^