JAFO: It reminds me of the pilot who successfully ditched that airliner on the Hudson. For a change, the man on the spot happened to be very well prepared for the crisis and handled it admirably.
Toddy Cat: Smoking is almost certainly bad for you, but there was, and is, a lot of hysteria and bad science surrounding the entire topic. A lot of the studies on second-hand smoke are pure pseudoscience, for example. It was somewhat like Allied propaganda in WWII. Yeah, the Nazis were bad and deserved to be defeated, but that doesn’t mean that everything put out by OWI in the years 1941-45 was true.
Grasspunk: Too funny, he uses “hardcore” in the first sentence on his home page.
Grasspunk: If he’s hard core enough to do this, then he’s now free to go equally hard core on whatever it is that he wants to do next. And he won’t have a boss. Oh yeah, he’s going to be OK with “retirement” .
B.J. Dubbs: So at 55 he’s going to look back at 25 years of retirement behind him and 25 years ahead of him and think, “Oh yeah, that was a good choice.”
T. Greer: If you actually read his site from the beginning, he answers just how he manages to pay for all of those things in 8 years. He had no college loans because he went to a cheap local school on in state tuition and scholarships. Rent was cheap because he lived in a crappy place. Car was cheap because he didn’t have one for many years and specifically chose to live where he does so he can get most of his transportation needs done by bycycle. He even uses a bicycle trailer for his groceries,...
James James: I am sympathetic to the “anti-consumerist& #8221;, The Good Life ethos, but I also find it a bit sinister people trying to make it fashionable to live in a tiny house on a low income. It’s a bit like Tyler Cowen telling us we should all live on beans in the future.
James James: Yeah, $67k each post tax is a lot of money. Lesson: if you want to retire at 30, earn six figures and have a partner.