I've been lurking the forum and blog for a couple of years now since discovering Jacob's book. I read and browse some other FIRE realted blogs/forums but ERE is always the one that's jived with my personal outlook/persuasion the most (probably due to the focus on DIY attitude,"extreme" frugality and me being INTJ.) My family is preparing to make some pretty big changes within the next year which should get us in a position where we can get closer to our goal of FI/RE.
I'd like to start posting here for a few reasons:
- I don't know anyone in my day to day life that find ERE topics interesting, besides my wife, who bears the brunt of the majority of my rantings. Here I know I can speak with like-minded people.
- I think that regular browsing/interacting with this board will keep me motivated and excited.
- I'm starting a blog and playing with the idea of a podcast so this will be a good sounding board for my ideas.
- There are a lot of highly intelligent, wise and interesting people that post here and I know that there is a huge amount for me to learn.