Early Retirement Extreme

Early Retirement Extreme

A Philosphical and Practical Guide to Financial Independence

Book - 2010
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A strategic combination of smart financial choices, simple living, and increased self-reliance brought me financial independence at 30 and allowed me to retire from my profession at 33. Early Retirement Extreme shows how I did it and how anyone can formulate their own plan for financial independence. The book provides the principles and framework for a systems theoretical strategy for attaining that independence in 5-10 years. It teaches how a shift in focus from consuming to producing can help people out of the consumer trap, and offers a path to achieving the freedom necessary to pursue interests other than working for a living. 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. The framework has been used by many people over the last few years to accomplish a variety of goals. It 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 book was initially written for people in their 20s and 30s, but its ideas aren't limited to early retirees. Middle-aged people in the grips of consumerism can use the principles to take back control of their lives. People closer to retirement age who don't feel adequately prepared can use it to set themselves up for a comfortable retirement in a relatively short period of time. Anyone worried about their financial future can use the principles in Early Retirement Extreme to make their future more secure.
Publisher: United States : ERE, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781453601211
Call Number: 332.024 F549e
Characteristics: xi, 226 p. : ill. ; 23 cm


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Sep 26, 2015

outstanding book for anyone who wishes to leave the rat race and retire above all else. Read the 30-day start guide first on the blog, earlyretirementextreme.com

John C Bellman
Mar 26, 2015

I will buy this book somewhere (unless I get it free) . it is a great reference for those who want to think about their overall life and strategies. sometimes pretty deep and sometimes very simple thoughts on subjects. there are many people who should read this however never will.

mmg2681 Jun 04, 2013

A very thought-provoking book. I could not read it line by line, but skimmed through the book over a few days. Very interesting to see someone else's point of view, and alot of it makes sense. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to get out of the rat race, scale down their posessions and live life to the fullest.

May 20, 2013

Very analytical but elegant take on how and why to become retired earlier rather than later. More a philosophical treatise than a how-to text. A life-changing book for those who hate their jobs.

Aug 10, 2012

In many ways too radical for me, this book is certainly an eye-opener. I would therefore recommend the book, but caution the reader to implement all of the ideas presented in here.

Jun 14, 2011

A great book which gives you a philosophical framework to simple living and achieving your financial goals.


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Dec 26, 2013

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