From DiverseFI …
I love the FIRE (Financial Independence/Retire Early) acronym. Not only does it capture everything in just four letters, the imagery is stunning. The passion and flames of financial independence burn inside of us. This is not the movement for the bland, uninsightful, or cold.
We are hot-blooded individuals who bring the heat to everyday life. But if you take the metaphor a little farther, things start to break down. Fires can be quenched, flames die out. There is an insidious risk in the financial independence community. Many of us confuse our goal post with our post or even pre-goal plan. We confuse FIRE with fire.
Now that I’ve completely lost you, let’s dive in.