Interview with Jacob Lund Fisker, Author of “Early Retirement Extreme: A Philosophical and Practical Guide to Financial Independence” RPF This show is. Midlifers might retire sooner using “early retirement extreme” strategies. by one of the movement’s leading proponents, Jacob Lund Fisker. Can I Retire Young by Jacob Lund Fisker of Early Retirement Extreme Jacob Lund Fisker was a nuclear astrophysicist who retired at 33 with what he.

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The Renaissance man is able to be his own plumber, carpenter, engineer, financial manager, tailor, instead of outsourcing every one of these tasks to another party and having to pay extra for it. Philosophy, strategy, tactics, fitness, personal finance Feb 21, David Shimazaki rated it really liked it.

Can I Retire Young by Jacob Lund Fisker of Early Retirement Extreme – Optimal Living Daily

Extremr provides people a means to achieve almost any goal, whether it’s debt-free living, extended travel, a sabbatical, a career change, time off to raise a child, a traditional retirement, or simply a desire for a more resilient and self-sufficient lifestyle.

The principles in Early Retirement Extreme show how to break the financial chains that hold people back from doing what they truly want to do.

It’s refreshing to listen to someone seeing The Big Picture, someone not getting lost in details when jaocb is a forest to see. Bank, and Barclaycard, among others. Perhaps there is personal fulfillment to be had in cleaning and maintaining a larger home? Jun 06, Chase rated it it was amazing.

There are no secrets in this book, no magic formulas, or tips that you haven’t heard of or couldn’t easily jacb online, but it’s all gathered here in a collective work as an interesting read, but more importantly, it is an important read. Read the ERE book! I have no plan to retire reetirement – or ever.


What it does, instead, is take some of the axioms of conventional wisdom, mix them with a healthy dose of simple living philosophy, and then take them to their logica I’ve read a lot of books about personal finance. This author earned a Phd.

What if someone never had the chance to go to college? Best finance book I ever read! For me, the most enjoyable thing about this book was that it offered quite a different take on the world of money.

433: The Evolution of the Meaning of Money by Jacob Lund Fisker of Early Retirement Extreme

When I grew up, I dutifully went to school and did my homework. He has all the free time in the world which, I assume, is spent growing his own food and cobbling his own shoes, etc.

This is true for two reasons. For me, the most enjoyable thing about this book was that it offered quite a different take on the w This is another blog I came across that has morphed into a book. Instead of relying on one source of income, the Renaissance man has diversified streams of incomes that are sufficiently independent from one another such that if one fails e.

As Fisker makes it clear in the intro, this book is unique. The approach to life exposed by this book is very much to take things to first principles, to decide what you are trying to do, and then in the words of Herman Hesse’s Siddhartha, think, wait and fast, wasting no effort that does not contribute to the goal.

First off, I want to say the low rating is not due to a disagreement about the concept of early retirement via extreme savings and pared down lifestyle. I don’t really understand why it took so much time for me to get to it.

Own classics Day Learn how to be frugal and then learn how to be cheap–really, really cheap; e. How many of us are capable of that? Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


The concept was definitely compelling. Anyone worried about their financial future can use the principles in Early Retirement Extreme to make their future more secure.

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It is an interesting concept — but not everyone buys into it. This might just sound like common sense — and it is — but the ERE movement points out that the most disciplined and committed penny-pinchers can apply these three concepts to retire well before the age of Switch to cold showers!

Another more radical idea is to not have a refrigerator, which makes no sense to me why you would go food shopping EVERY DAY and of course he prefers that you walk to the grocery store. Presumably his family and lifestyle going up was decent enough to allow him the environment to eventually succeed academically. Nov 13, Jim rated it really liked it Shelves: Still, besides taking into consideration the aforementioned, a tentative formula that is proposed, based on the depreciation principle, for calculating the actual cost: There are a lot of different books you can substitue for this one – The Complete Dummy’s Everything Beginnner’s Guide to Money for Idiotic Stupid Fucking Morons, if it exists, probably covers the same material.

I suspect this collection is fairly representative for a typical kitchen. Advertiser partners include American Express, U. How 3 stars – It was good. Advertisement does not imply endorsement.

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