“It’s hard to see a week go by these days without seeing a profile or new blog about someone in the ERE (early retirement extreme) or FIRE (financial independent, retiring early) movement about how they retired at an extremely young age.
I have a ton of respect for these people. There are so many people out there today who have a hard time saving any money at all. The fact that these people are willing and able to save enough money to become financially independent so early in their years requires a combination of discipline, hard work and planning that is rare these days.
There are a ton of useful lessons you can learn from this movement but I don’t ever see the ERE lifestyle working for me. Here’s why…”