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Old 10-28-2014, 06:18 PM   #1
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How did you find this web site?

Did you just Google something like "Early Retirement Forum"? Did you read about this site from either another website or literature? Did someone you know tell you about it?

I know I heard about this site from a magazine, but unfortunately don't remember which one. It's been so long ago but I'm glad I found this site.
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Old 10-28-2014, 06:28 PM   #2
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I read a post about it on a financial forum (the old "Vanguard Diehards" forum at the Morningstar website).
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Old 10-28-2014, 06:31 PM   #3
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Nords turned me on to this, over at RADDR's website.
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Old 10-28-2014, 06:32 PM   #4
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A Google search on "frugal living" or some such phrase.
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Old 10-28-2014, 06:35 PM   #5
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It was mentioned by a regular poster at a San Diego centric economics/real estate blog called piggingtons. I'd already been on the preparation path for ER - but coming here I learned more/better ways to figure out how to retire early.
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Old 10-28-2014, 06:36 PM   #6
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Googled "early retirement".



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Old 10-28-2014, 06:38 PM   #7
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By searching for "safe withdrawal rate", I found FIRECalc, then this forum.
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Old 10-28-2014, 06:42 PM   #8
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A Google search on "frugal living" or some such phrase.
Google led me to here. I probably was searching "early retirement."


Wlat34, you were scary before. With that new avatar, I am terrified. Hopefully, come November 1st, you will shed the avatar?
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Old 10-28-2014, 06:43 PM   #9
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The Sailor Bob forum discussion on Navy retirement turned me on to Nords' book which led me here.
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Old 10-28-2014, 06:43 PM   #10
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I found the link in a personal finance book, can't remember which one.
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Old 10-28-2014, 06:47 PM   #11
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I googled the name of that guy who sells the "bucket strategy" at his seminars. One of the results led here and I liked what I found.
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Old 10-28-2014, 06:48 PM   #12
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Wlat34, you were scary before. With that new avatar, I am terrified. Hopefully, come November 1st, you will shed the avatar?
Yes, that's just a Halloween gag. Actually it was something I'd read about on a Photoshop page a few years ago and I did it to an image of one of the grandnieces, intending to send it to her parents. DW was horrified at the thought so I did it to myself.

You probably can't see it in the avatar because it's so small but the pupils are a grisly green, lots of ugly red veins in the whites, and the pupils are now shaped like cat's eyes. Pretty cool effect!

November 1 the inverted airplane goes back up. I wasn't in the airplane but I did take the photo.
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Old 10-28-2014, 06:56 PM   #13
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It's been a while and I really don't remember, but probably a search while still working. I read for a while, then got up the nerve to join. Then I got up the nerve to actually post.

Participating in my year's "Class of..." thread made me feel accepted, so don't be shy about yours.
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Old 10-28-2014, 07:00 PM   #14
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FIRECalc mentioned several times on Bogleheads,org, which then led me here.
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Old 10-28-2014, 07:07 PM   #15
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I was Googling "early retirement" in 2006 and found the Retire Early Home Page, which led me to FireCalc and to this site.
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Searched something along the lines of retirement planning and wound up here. I had just finished paying off my student loans and wanted to get a new game plan set up before all that free cash flow started getting spent on frivolous things.
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Old 10-28-2014, 08:42 PM   #17
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Saw some positive references to the site on Bogleheads.
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Old 10-28-2014, 08:53 PM   #18
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I was Googling "early retirement" in 2006 and found the Retire Early Home Page, which led me to FireCalc and to this site.
Similar time here. I was on that rarely used website for a while before someone pointed me here in 2009.
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Motley Fool Early Retirement Forum, thence to Early Retirement Home Page, thence to here.
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Yahoo search for "Early Retirement" led me here, FIRECalc and the helpful and wise forum members make me stay.
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