xii, 209 pages ; 21 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction to FIRE
Chapter 1: Work, Eat, Sleep, Repeat
Chapter 2: The Million-Dollar Idea
Chapter 3: Ten Things That Make You Happy
FIRE Story: Jillian / Kalispell, MT -- How Our Family of Seven Reached FI with an Average Income of $60,000
Chapter 4: I Spend How Much on Coffee?!
Chapter 5: BMWs and Boat Clubs
FIRE Story: Todd / New York, NY -- Pursuing FIRE in the Big City
Chapter 6: Goodbye, Coronado
Chapter 7: The Journey Begins
FIRE Story: Kalen & Kyle / Evans, CO -- Is FIRE the Cure for a Certain Brand of Millennial Depression?
Chapter 8: What the Heck Is an Index Fund?
Chapter 9: Getting Schooled in FIRE
FIRE Story: Sylvia / Seattle, WA -- How Hurricane Katrina Made Me Persue Financial Independence
Chapter 10: Family and Frugality
Chapter 11: Dream House or Dream Life?
FIRE Story: Hannah / Denver, CO -- How a Fire Pushed Our Family to Reevaluate It All
Chapter 12: Finding Our FIRE Friends
Chapter 13: The FIRE Is Spreading
The Seven Steps to FIRE
A successful entrepreneur living in Southern California, Scott Rieckens had built a "dream life": a happy marriage, a two-year old daughter, a membership to a boat club, and a BMW in the driveway. But underneath the surface, Scott was creatively stifled, depressed, and overworked trying to help pay for his family's beach-town lifestyle. Then one day, Scott listened to a podcast interview that changed everyting. Five months later, he had quit his job, convinced his family to leave their home, and cut expenses in half. Follow Scott and his family as they devote everything to FIRE (financial independence retire early), a subculture obsessed with maxmizing wealth and happiness. Filled with inspiring case studies and powerful advice, 'Playing with FIRE' is one family's journey to acquire the one thing that money can't buy: a simpler - and happier - life.
Playing with Financial Independence Retire Early
How far would you go for financial freedom?