I’ve started on my journey to financial independence and early retirement (FIRE for short). Turns out there’s a lot to know, and crafting a plan for yourself is easier said than done. This series is designed to help other people who have just started to plan for FIRE, based on the wisdom of people who are already, or almost at financial independence themselves!
This is an on going series, so check back soon! To participate, shoot us an email at email@example.com or call James at 202.468.6043.
Finally, if you’re interested in extreme early retirement, the most widely read book on the subject is by a European guy named Jacob Lund Fisker. Fisker retired at 33 after working for several years as quantitative analyst. Interesting enough, one of the author’s first jobs was creating mathematical models which simulate the impact of x-ray bursts in neutron stars – so he’s a smart dude. The book is called Early Retirement Extreme: A Philosophical and Practical Guide to Financial Independence. It’s got 4 out of 5 stars on Goodreads.com with something like 1,500 reviews, so people like his book. It retails for about 20 bucks on Amazon or you might be able to find it at your local library.
FIRE for Noobs Series:
FIRE for Noobs: The Happy Philosopher
FIRE Advice for Noobs: The Resume Gap
FIRE Advice for Noobs: Slowly Sipping Coffee
FIRE Advice for Noobs: Our Next Life
FIRE Advice for Noobs: Steve from ThinkSaveRetire
Kara Perez is the original founder of From Frugal To Free. She is a money expert, speaker and founder of Bravely Go, a feminist financial education company. Her work has been featured on NPR, Business Insider, Forbes, and Elite Daily.