There’s a lot of connections between say, people who are in the extreme debt repayment space in the personal finance arena, and F.I.R.E. folks. It’s just that their energy and focus is just on a different end result. And I thought that I would talk a little bit about why I was reluctant to be called a ‘F.I.R.E. blogger’ but why I felt like it was important to be identified as a person who is ‘F.I.R.E.-focused.’
Choose a job you love and you will never work a day in your life.’ It’s a nice saying, no? It gives off such a sense of control.
Too bad it’s completely false.
Rather than being a great leveler, bringing both the insanely rich, middle class, and poor to their collective knees, the Great Recession just exacerbated the existing inequality, even as we recover from it.
It’s important that both you and your partner are on the same page for your goals, because as Kine says, the further away you are from your idea of prosperity, the unhappier you are.