0047 – Is Early Retirement Extreme About Financial Independence?

Early Retirement Extreme may be one of the four ways to quit the rat race on the surface. I think, however, that underlying ERE is a much deeper philosophy. In fact, I’d say that saving a lot of money, investing it and living of the income is a completely optional part of ERE.

What this approach has taught me is the value of resilience, independence and living a well-rounded life. Through looking at our needs (and the strategies handed to us by the mainstream to meet them) critically, we can continously uncover new, more optimal ways of life – irrespective of what of what is in our bank account/investment portfolio.

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0046 – Day 21 of the Early Retirement Extreme 21 Day Makeover – Investing for Early Retirement Part 2

On the final day of the 21 day ERE makeover (but only penultimate of the series), Jacob addresses a simplified approach to investing, called Dogs of the Dow.

Original article at http://earlyretirementextreme.com/day-21-investing-for-early-retirement.html

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0046 – Day 20 of the Early Retirement Extreme 21 Day Makeover – Own Classics

Frugality and high-quality products are not antithetical – you just have to own classics.

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Original article at http://earlyretirementextreme.com/day-20-own-classics.html

A more detailed discussion of the ERE philosophy at http://valiantgrowth.com/e30

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0046 – Day 19 of the Early Retirement Extreme 21 Day Makeover – Getting Rid of Your TV (Addiction)

A TV (or insert other entertainment technology here) will cost you some money, but it will cost a lot more than that for your growth – if you aren’t aware of what you are doing.

But entertainment is not the greatest threat – in fact, for many of you, it may not even be all that significant. The allure of narrow technical skills over broad life skills (personal development) can just as well cost you in terms of your long-term happiness.

Presentation on personal development (skip intro): https://youtu.be/-k8TQ5oXSUc?t=17m50s

Original article at http://earlyretirementextreme.com/day-19-getting-rid-of-your-tv-addiction.html

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0046 – Day 18 of the Early Retirement Extreme 21 Day Makeover – Join a Challenge

Self-imposed constraints (a.k.a challenges) can be a great tool for accelerating your frugality, building your self-esteem, and having fun at the same time.

Original article at http://earlyretirementextreme.com/day-18-join-a-challeng.html

A more detailed discussion of the ERE philosophy at http://valiantgrowth.com/e30

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