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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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Originally posted In my opinion, his disclaimers are simply an excuse for him to write a whole lot without really saying much of anything. The first is a philosophy much like Taleb. Return to Book Page.

Early Retirement Extreme: Can You Really Retire in 5 Years?

See whypeople subscribe to our newsletter. Lists with This Book. Going car free Day 8: If the weak are wiped out or if it made less feasible for them to dominate, the strong will overwhelm the system of vira and humans and completely change it.

Beans can be cooked in 20 minutes retirment about 10 minutes of gas. Having a background as a theoretical physicist, Fisker often uses analogies from physics in fascinating ways, such as the concept of couplings between different aspects of our financial situation although I have a suspicion that it may be less comprehensible for a layman.

Save as Much as Possible How much of your income do you save for retirement? I recommend you read the epilogue rftirement. Firstly, your expenses are so low that you need to withdraw only 3. 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 Siddhart Everyone who must choose a path in adulthood, which is to say everyone older than 12, should read this book.

His concept of the Renaissance Man is mildly intriguing, if it refirement for the fact that the entire book reads as the retiremrnt of someone trying to be the next Joseph Campbell. As the title suggests, you can take an extreme view of retiring early – live rent free in a tent at the bottom of a friend’s garden, live on porridge and boiled water and write that book you keep fantasising about.


Most don’t save for the future and an emergency fund is almost always small or non-existent read: The idea is that anyone earning virtually any level of income in the developed world can retire in just a few years if they follow retirekent simple concepts: May 07, Patricia rated it it was ok. Maybe he is quite keen on having that Mercedes after all.

It is easy to see how a mixture of aggressive cost-cutting and savings translates into an extremely early retirement.

This is another blog I came across that has morphed into a book. First off, I want to say the low rating is not due to a disagreement about the concept of early retirement via extreme savings retiremnet pared down lifestyle. Posted by Jacob in How to. Two books in one. Instead of relying on one source of income, the Renaissance man has diversified streams of incomes ectreme are sufficiently independent from one another such that if one fails e.

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

And for fuck sake, stop being so obsessed with stuff and actually consider that things cost money, take up space, require maintenance, often act as a gateway to additional or more expensive things, and are hard to get rid of. This is not a book about retirement only – don’t be deceived by its title. The guidance provided focuses more on ways to change one’s thinking about things more than steps to early retirement.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. 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 encourage everyone to read this book and think about the ideas presented; like Fisker said, don’t expect this book to give you directions on how to live your life Unfortunately, the first half of the book is entirely him pontificating about his particular world views on work and economics. If guests only appear once or twice a year, maybe use paper plates or have them bring their own. Fisker succeeds in exposing the flaws of the range of typical purposes in life that people in our society strive for.

Early Retirement Extreme: Can You Really Retire in 5 Years?

The graph shows linearity going into earlier years. Oct 07, Sean rated it really liked it. Learn how to be frugal and then learn how to be cheap–really, really cheap; e.

Even though someone could complain the author is not giving out exact plan how to do it, he spends first half of the book describing the philosophy behind it why and then giving some more examples in latter how. Save early and aggressively until it hurts and then eraly more, type of advice. The sad part of this is that Fisker didn’t need to do that. Hence, taking care of the body should take priority over taking care of the rest of the world. However, while society expects people to live like this until they graduate and get a job, Jacob suggests extending the student lifestyle a little longer.

When it was over, I felt like I just watched a physicist mentally masturbate for hours.

In my case I am certainly more relaxed and content than I was in my career. Instead of working for money, what if it could work for you!