I got a chance to read my friend Ivan Guan’s book Fire your retirement.

For those who have not come across his content, you can read his financial sharing at SG Money Matters. Ivan have been writing for some time, introducing us to tax saving strategies and good plans for retirements.

FIRE stands for financial independence retirement early. And this topic is close to Ivan’s heart for him to write about it.

This is possibly the first book on FIRE in Singapore on this topic (you can get the book here).

This is a light read and I think it sought to connect with those who are not so numbers focus, but about the qualitative aspects of life and money.

So here I will pick out some bits and pieces that I find interesting.

Crafting your mission statement

I seldom understand what do we do when we create a