A Mini FIRE break could be just the thing you need on your journey to financial independence and early retirement.
When we talk about FIRE, it can be easy to focus almost exclusively on the portfolio size needed to reach your FIRE number. But when you have years left before you reach the barebones “Lean FIRE,” you may need some periodic motivation to keep saving for early retirement.
“Mini FIRE” is one way to find that breath of fresh air you need. This is a time to pause on your journey to enjoy life, like a sabbatical. Early retirement is still your end goal. But if you’re on the edge of burnout or dealing with major life events, FIRE may be the last thing on your mind.
Taking the time to enjoy the fruits of your labor (so far) can mean you stay the course.