Does anyone out there practice FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early)? If so how's it going for you? My boyfriend and I are new to it and we’re looking to see how others are working on it.

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Well depending on how many boyfriends you have you might get there really quickly if they will all split helping you retire

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Going great. Hit my FI number at 29, still here at 39 several multiples above my LeanFI number and having a blast. This job is awesome if you only ever speak your mind, don’t give a fuck about your metrics and disclosed to leadership you have no interest in advancing your career amy further. My WLB is awesome, I do what I want, I get my pick of projects because when you don’t have to play the games surprising things happen.

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PwC: I have saved half of every dollar I have ever earned since I started earning dollars. I never played the game, I just did work I was proud of and everything else worked out. No kids, never wanted any. They would not impact my timelines, still would have been FI 10 years ago, would still today be several multiples above what I need.

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C1 haha typo ... I only have 1

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For me it's supplementing and slowly replacing my job income through rental properties. Up to 4 units in 2 years. Six more and all my monthly expenses are paid. Ideally I'll continue to buy and make 6 figures from it, but to be able to walk away from any day job and not lose my house etc. is a win if you ask me. I'm 35yo and should be financially independent by 40. Only regret? Not starting when I first got out of college. I'd be retired by now.

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I’m just trying to be really frugal for now, without a specific end date in site. 27 now and save/invest as much as I can but I want 2-3 kids and there are just too many variables to put a target date in mind. Hopefully 50?

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FIRE plan= no kids

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I didn’t start right away but now max the 401k, Roth IRA, real estate, alternatives, etc. I try to stay in shape and keep a healthy perspective on work and the fact that while many of us do important work that affects others... we’re not ER surgeons. I’m 29 and on track to hang it up at ~40 depending on how things go. I’ll never fully retire unless something out of my control came up.

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Thanks all for the insights. I often see people in this profession attributing luxuries in life (fancy house, car, watch, meals, accessories, etc.) to success, while I feel strongly that FIRE can be achieved very easily in our situations instead (low weekly expenses, miles/points to fund vacations, opportunity for high income growth).

As someone new to the working world and recently starting the FIRE journey, it’s good to see people on the path in this industry.

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It’s really hard (for me at least). I’m fairly savvy when it comes to personal finance but I don’t think I’ll be retiring at 40

Boyfriends? As in plural?

No but seriously - I’m drinking the kool aid. 40 can be done but not easily. Would target 50 unfortunately

Kind of, but started late and will probably have kids. Thinking by 45 or 50. Maybe my wife and I are just super cheap and live on half of our take home or less

Would be a lot easier if I could figure out a 20/hr week job I loved to retire into

SM1 - So I won’t get blacklisted if I say that? My goal is to transition to internal corporate role, or to industry.

Wow SM1 very jealous, but so many damn questions. Just now starting my FI journey.

Married? Kids? When did you start saving? Savings rate? Did you play the “game” to promoted get to your position?

D2: absolutely possible to FIRE with kids. Plenty of examples on the relevant discussion forums online.

The strategy remains the same: Increase Income, Invest, Reduce Expenses. Just need to plan for those applicable child-related costs

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