“FI is not going to make you happy just by reaching it”. Michael writes about opportunity costs, risks, fulfilment, and the power of having options.
Save a lot, invest wisely and in a couple of years you can say goodbye to the job you hate: no more commuting to work, no more boring meetings, annoying bosses or co-workers! You have done the math, you will use the 4% safe withdrawal rate and all will work out perfectly. There are already bloggers who retired early, this proves that it’s possible. You just need to be 100% focused on your goal and your growing net worth. Most…
Bloggers on FIRE – Cracking Retirement In our Bloggers on FIRE series, we interview European FI bloggers to find out what makes them tick. Our aim is to build up a “who’s who” directory for the European FI blogging world. We hope you enjoy the series and discover some new blogs to follow. You can find a full list of our Bloggers on FIRE interviews here. Please briefly introduce yourself to FIREhub.eu readers Hi, I’m Erith (not my real name,…
Route 2 FI describes how he went from 800 to 200 000 $ in less than two years. The post includes recommendations for his favourite books, blogs and twitter accounts. He also shares his questions about the future: full speed to FI or slow down by working part-time?
The Escape Artist has produced a handy guide to the differences between the mechanics of FIRE in the US and the UK, some of which also applies to Europe as a whole (think healthcare and cycling).
Route 2 FI interviews The Dividend Story, a blogger from Sweden who together with his wife increased their net worth by over $800k in 8 years. They talk about this FI journey, his investing strategies (including leverage), post-FI plans and much more.
Podcast: Talking Pensions with Ralph Benson from Moneycube | The Irish FIRE Podcast In this episode, Michael talks to Ralph Benson from Moneycube. Ralph is on a mission to add more transparency to pensions and investment products. You can access the podcast here. Podcast created by The Irish FIRE Podcast.
Have you ever talked to colleagues, friends or relatives about FIRE and got responses like “it’s impossible” or “…but I like my job!”? Then go read this great article over at Monkwealth.
Ok, the post title is a bit cheeky I think, but I also think that you should think about these points if you’re on the way to FI.