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.
Phil B: Actually, if you think about it, there WAS a control group way back just after the 1st World War – women. They breathed the same tar fumes from the roads, the same pollution from cars and coal fires etc BUT it was considered not ladylike to smoke. Smoking was almost exclusively a male habit. Ok – a confounding factor could be that men worked in heavy industry with the attendant dust, chemicals etc. but there were a lot of men that worked in white collar jobs that were subjected to...
Lucklucky: As always people just think what they are formatted to think. In this case: smoking = bad. What about the stress that is relieved by smoking, the easier socialization, making friends, etc? How many mass murderers smoked?
Adar: Bladder cancer too is highly thought to be caused by cigarette smoking. The nurses study [20,000 nurses studied for twenty years] concluded that one of the five factors that led to good health was not smoking cigs. Cigarette smoking too raises the blood pressure and contributes to heart disease, hardening of the arteries at an accelerated pace.