Re: Any BETTER Boards??
Keep the fish pix coming.
They symbolize ER for me better than anything.
But the original poster has a point: most of this stuff-- SWR, Coffee-House Investing, etc. should be simple enough that after awhile you get it. That is the point! Saving for ER is hard, keeping yourself sane in ER may be challenging, but only Wall St wants us to believe that all the financial and investing stuff is really complicated and needs them to be involved for 2% a year.
Simple as all these mechanics of ER may be, once you are actually ER, your whole world changes. You aren't working like a dog anymore. You can go have a life. You can do something important or lounge around all day. It's Freedom, what our Founding Fathers put in the Declaration of Independence and called "the Pursuit of Happiness", and only a tiny group of people seem to be living it. That's gotta be worth something.
ER for 10 years; living off 4.3% of savings (and a few book royalties ;-)