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They did a good job designing the new page (thanks libsyn team) and you can listen to all my podcast episodes here. 

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Jan 1, 2017

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...


Dec 31, 2016

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

A more detailed discussion of the ERE philosophy at


Dec 29, 2016

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...


Dec 27, 2016

We throw things out too easily sometimes. The good news is that you can become a handyman perhaps more easily than you’d think. And perhaps one day you can start building your own things!

Original article at http://earlyretirementextreme.com/day-17-maintaining-andrepairing-things.html

A more detailed discussion...


Dec 26, 2016

How being frugal on quantity can actually get you really great quality.

Original article at http://earlyretirementextreme.com/day-16-the-stuff-you-actually-keep-and-use.html

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

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