This month we are celebrating our 4-year anniversary of achieving FIRE). We each got laid off from our startup jobs (within a month of each other) at the beginning of 2015, and since then, we have never looked back.
What could have been disastrous for us ended up being a blessing in disguise. Losing our jobs gave us an excuse to test out the FIRE lifestyle and see if it made sense for us. FIRE sounds great on paper, but you don’t really know how you’ll like it (or if you can truly afford it) until you start to live it.