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FIRE in the Daily Mail
« on: September 17, 2018, 12:42:01 PM »
Article today in the DM.... they want to hear from people saving for ER.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6175445/How-retire-FORTIES-without-earning-fortune.html

The last people I would want to talk to about FIRE would be the DM! (Hello if you are reading,,,,!)

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Re: FIRE in the Daily Mail
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2018, 01:21:58 PM »
Some classic comments following that article :-)

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Re: FIRE in the Daily Mail
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2018, 02:17:16 AM »
I love this guys blog, about 1/4 way through at the moment, nice to have a UK voice.

https://theescapeartist.me

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Re: FIRE in the Daily Mail
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2018, 04:18:27 AM »
I posted this in "Mustachianism around the web". Had a good chuckle at all the complainypants comments.

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Re: FIRE in the Daily Mail
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2018, 08:22:05 AM »
Iíve never heard of that 5:2 concept before (save for 5 days and only spend on 2). What a bizarre concept. There is no point in spending nothing five days a week if 95% of income is blown on the other two. Not to mention how youíre meant to organise your direct debits to fit with this.

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Re: FIRE in the Daily Mail
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2018, 08:58:24 AM »
The 5:2 thing wouldn't really work for me either.  I do try to keep to a certain amount of 'no spend days' each month though.

I find it an extra little boost to stop me going to the shop for something as small as a snickers etc.

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Re: FIRE in the Daily Mail
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2018, 09:29:21 AM »
I've heard of the 5:2 thing as a way of getting out of a real hair-on-fire emergency, but definitely not a sustainable long term strategy.  It did give rise to my favourite comment on that article though, on the lines of '5 days without spending a penny?  I have to get up to do it 3 times every night'

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Re: FIRE in the Daily Mail
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2018, 09:45:05 AM »
Haha brilliant!

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Re: FIRE in the Daily Mail
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2018, 11:18:41 AM »
I see the Guardian and Telegraph also have FIRE articles now. Judging by the comments I don't think we're going mainstream! I fear friends will ask me if I've seen articles on this though. I'm such a terrible liar, I'll blush and they'll know I'm into it.

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Re: FIRE in the Daily Mail
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2018, 12:46:59 PM »
The comments are hilarious! ďI earn 200k but as living costs are so expensive these days I can only save 5%Ē!! Two years on that salary and you could be done

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Re: FIRE in the Daily Mail
« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2018, 01:39:05 PM »
Yep thatís a good one Distant dreamer. I also liked the comment that an annual salary of £25k is poor. The comments are all over the place in terms of their interpretation of the concept.

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Re: FIRE in the Daily Mail
« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2018, 02:01:52 PM »
Yes I saw that one too....borderline poverty. On one hand I find it all funny and on the other, rather sad. It saddens me that people can see no other route in life than working all your days or that happiness cannot be found without a massive tv, eating out etc etc. I think most people genuinely believe it is not possible unless you come from wealth.

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Re: FIRE in the Daily Mail
« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2018, 03:00:29 AM »
The leader in the Times is very positive though - holds up TEA as an example to everyone.

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Re: FIRE in the Daily Mail
« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2018, 03:14:57 AM »
The leader in the Times is very positive though - holds up TEA as an example to everyone.
Hmm - TEA is everywhere. Telegraph too.

Must be a book in the offing if there are parallels with some US bloggers that suddenly pop up all over the media...

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Re: FIRE in the Daily Mail
« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2018, 02:39:51 AM »
I've heard of the 5:2 diet, but never 5:2 for money before... o.O

If it's in the Daily Mail, I suppose it will reach a larger proportion of the population, at least, even though they do tend to sensationalise everything.