• FIRE – Why I Want to Have The Option to Retire Early

    I realized I never talked about FIRE(financial independence/retire early) on this blog. I’ve been talking about goals lately so I figure it’d be good to visit my ultimate goal. I want the option to retire early. The FIRE movement is often painted with a broad brush and seen as a group of people saving money in order to retire as quickly as possible. However, FIRE to me isn’t as simple as having an endpoint and doing whatever possible to get there. It’s simply about having options. That is what makes it so appealing to me. Let’s go back in time to 2008. I was an anxious, skinny graduate looking for…