Wanted to share my thoughts on what is meant by FIRE. I’ve a disclaimer here – I’ve not read a single piece of literature on this subject matter and I’m simply deconstructing the word based on what I’ve read about the components and piecing it up together. So, if I’m wrong, don’t get so hot and start flaming me and set me on fire for anyhow firing an article on fire.

FIRE does not mean financially indebted, retired early. It stands for financially independent, retire early. Let’s break up into the two parts : financially independent and retire early.


Financially independent really just mean that you have an option not to work for money ever again. To be financially independent, we can go through 2 extreme models. Usually people take a path somewhere in between these 2 extremes. The 2 extremes are the networth method and the cash …