How did you find

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How did you find

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

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

I googled "early retirement climate change INTJ lentils"

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Re: How did you find

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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Re: How did you find

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.


Re: How did you find

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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Re: How did you find

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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Re: How did you find

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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Re: How did you find

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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Re: How did you find

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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Re: How did you find

Post by Dragline » Sat May 16, 2015 11:13 pm

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Re: How did you find

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

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

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

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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Re: How did you find

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

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

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

Just a 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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Re: How did you find

Post by Noal » Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:37 am

This is an old topic but I like the question. Responding is also my way of thanking the person if they are around...

I was working as a teacher in Asia circa 2014 and was on an internet forum for local expat teachers. Someone fleetingly mentioned they planned to retire in x amount of years due to extreme frugality or something like that and posted a link to the website without further comment. I think I may have clicked on it and then fled (too many Wheaton levels removed). 6 months later I was back in the home country and at a loose end and something pulled me back in. I chased the white rabbit right to the bottom of the hole.

If you are ever a reader of this forum, I thank you tremendously!

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Re: How did you find

Post by George the original one » Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:13 am

Time warp... it was probably a decade ago when jacob posted on The Simple Dollar and it was quickly becoming obvious that Trent wasn't going beyond soap recipes.

[edit: OMG, I just popped into and now it's a tout for loans and credit cards! My, how low can you sink?]

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Re: How did you find

Post by Jean » Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:00 pm

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