The holy grail of F.IR.E (financial independence retire early)

F.I.R.E. FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE RETIRE EARLY BLOG

FI. Financial Independence, and RE retiring early FIRE, we've all heard of it. It's why we're all here. How to do it, how to enjoy it.

It is my belief and opinion that being financially independent can and does potentially put us in a strong
position so as to be able to weather any concocted storm that is thrown our way.

We are fortunate and blessed. I shudder to think if I was still dependent on some local economy at this moment.
We must be prepared and strong at all times, regardless of where we are on our journey to financial independence.

And that brings me to this thought.

FIRE movement as it is presently understood is an internet phenomenon.

I have seen it called "the internet FIRE movement".

There is some truth to that.

However Financial Independence is as old as the hills. It is not new. Benjamin Franklin practiced it at the formation of the north America.

And it goes all the way back to Abraham in the bible around 5000 years ago.

So what is the deal with "internet FIRE movement"?

I believe that the internet is a blessing because we can gather together and share what is working and what is not working.

In that respect it is important to realize that no one guru has the holy grail to FIRE.

There are many and varied risks to any of the options out there.

The effects of the current manufactured crisis is just as real as if it was not manufactured.

Let's all join together and help one another understand. Without judgement, without condemnation.

This is a safe place to gather, discuss, debate,with acceptance and good will.

Welcome.

Peace.

What history can teach us about F.I.R.E. financial independence retire early

FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE RETIRE EARLY LIFESTYLE BLOG

Back in the day when I was getting started as a multiple small business owner, and prior to becoming one, I used to study successful people.  
I would read their autobiographies, and biographies, and anything I could get my hands on, that was written about them.
I’ve already listed some of these people in previous posts.
Here’s another one.  Sir James Goldsmith.  
Now, before I got on, please understand that I do not worship these characters.
Meaning, I use the principle of “test all things and hold on to that which is good”.
So I sift what I learn with an eye for what I can compartmentalize and cherry pick what I can use to possibly implement in my life now, 
or maybe a principle I can store in my mental war chest for possible later use.

 
So, in a nutshell, Sir James Goldsmith spent his life buying and selling companies, became a billionaire before the age of 50, then in the late 80’s retired to his mansion in Mexico.


There’s more to that story, but here’s a morsel for the F.I.R.E community.  Financial Independence Retire Early.
After he ‘retired’ to his mansion in Mexico in 87’, as a billionaire,  as huge as that is today, it was even more huge back in the 80’s.
Get this, he was still buying companies through proxy.  

Wala’, he was working from home.
Will you get a load of them apples.
He figured out a way to work from home even before the internet. 
 Before you tube, facebook, net meeting if you still remember that one, and now Zoom.
The guy had a lot of skeletons in his closet but remember, “test all things, and hold on to that which is good”.

Want to know how you can embrace the financially independent retire early lifestyle, earlier and better?  Click here.


F.I.R.E. financial independence retire early blog, more articles.