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Episode-766- Jacob Lund Fisker from Early Retirement Extreme

Jacob Lund Fisker is the author of Early Retirement Extreme, he retired at 33 with enough investments to never need to work again.  He is from Denmark but has lived in the US since 2004

In his prior life he was a theoretical astrophysicist, but got tired of the careerism and wasn’t inspired by the prospects of doing the same thing day after day for the rest of his life.

He now self-identifies himself as “a writer”.  When he was in grad school, he discovered peak oil (in 2001, before it was cool) together with anticonsumerism and finance. So he started saving as much as he could to avoid “getting mortgaged” while at the same time prepping for TEOTAWKI.

Later it just became a lifestyle (he considers himself a “recovering doomer”) and somewhere along the way he discovered that he could use the money he had saved to buy his first house in cash to supply himself with a living income for the next, oh say, 300 years. The rest, as they say, is history.

Join us Today as we Discuss…

  • How different generations define “retirement”
    • The GI Generation
    • The Boomers
    • Gen X
  • What is a climax state in nature and how it applies to the modern economy
  • How complex systems break down and need to be rebuilt
  • Why most people should focus more on savings than increasing income
  • How 3% ROI can yield a full retirement with only 5 years of savings
  • Getting out of consumer mentality (problems equal products)
  • Why modern specialists are more replaceable than an “uneducated” farm hand
  • The value of leaning to cook
  • Turning your oven into a grill – you will probably go “DUH!” when you hear this
  • Living a great life below the “poverty level”

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