“FIRE (Financial Independence, Retiring Early) is a worthy goal to target. There are a huge number of positives with this modern movement, but FIRE is a double-edged sword.
Yet, no one likes to talk about the dark sides of FIRE. So, let’s buck that trend and do just that! Contrary to popular belief, you don’t live happily ever after once you reach FIRE.
Yes, there is life (ups and downs) even after FIRE. Realize that FIRE is not an endpoint, rather it’s a transition point. The reason why I know this is I’m heading into my 5th year of early retirement.”