How did you find earlyretirementextreme.com?

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How did you find earlyretirementextreme.com?

Post by fiby41 » Thu Mar 12, 2015 5:20 am

Search? What search terms?

PF blog reference/blogroll? If you remember, also include name of the site.

Animal instincts?

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Re: How did you find earlyretirementextreme.com?

Post by jennypenny » Thu Mar 12, 2015 5:29 am

I googled "early retirement climate change INTJ lentils"

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Post by DSKla » Thu Mar 12, 2015 12:42 pm

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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Post by keyboardtraveler » Fri May 15, 2015 10:06 pm

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.

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Post by Noided » Sat May 16, 2015 7:28 am

I first heard about FI on a podcast. That lead me to the FI subreddit, which then took me here

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Post by JamesR » Sat May 16, 2015 7:55 am

I literally googled "extreme retirement", because I wanted to retire early!

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Post by anomie » Sat May 16, 2015 8:50 am

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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Post by luxagraf » Sat May 16, 2015 8:47 pm

jennypenny wrote:I googled "early retirement climate change INTJ lentils"
hahaha. nice. oh and me too.

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Post by Kriegsspiel » Sat May 16, 2015 10:26 pm

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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Post by Chad » Sat May 16, 2015 11:45 pm

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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Re: How did you find earlyretirementextreme.com?

Post by workathome » Sun May 17, 2015 11:48 am

I googled "secret danish conspiracy to undermine capitalism" and it popped up as #1.

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Re: How did you find earlyretirementextreme.com?

Post by JanFromBelgium » Wed May 27, 2015 2:37 am

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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Re: How did you find earlyretirementextreme.com?

Post by FRx » Sun May 31, 2015 10:01 am

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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Post by enigmaT120 » Tue Jun 02, 2015 2:00 pm

Same as FXr, but more recently.

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Re: How did you find earlyretirementextreme.com?

Post by slimicy » Thu Jun 04, 2015 6:03 pm

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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Re: How did you find earlyretirementextreme.com?

Post by Summer » Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:58 pm

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.

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