I'm a big fan of the top ten list. One of my all-time favorite talk show host David Letterman made them famous. I have always been a fan of his quick wit and sarcasm.
So in that vein, today I introduce a new feature on the blog, my own series of top ten list that will poke fun at the world of personal finance and bloggers.
Today I set my sights on the FIRE crowd. All of a sudden there are all kinds of FIREs coming out of the woodwork. Lean FIRE, Fat FIRE, and Mr.1500's Fart Fire.
They are indeed a feisty and festive crowd worthy of a top ten list.
So here is the Top Ten Things FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early) People Won't Tell You:
10. The Prodigy's song Firestarter is their official workout/theme song.
9. They miss the taste of office cooler water.
8. They wish they had a thick, luxurious mustache.
7. Instead of a retirement calculator, or spreadsheet, most used an abacus to estimate their retirement saving.
6. Over 90% of their members don't know how to build a real fire.
5. They'd live in a smaller home, but even toilets take up a few square feet.
4. Mini Retirement is their secret code word for going to rehab.
3. They enjoy working. It's people they can't stand.
2. They'd much rather live in the United States, but places like Vietnam, Nicaragua, and Guam all have better cheeseburgers.
And the number one Things FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early) People Won't Tell You:
They secretly miss their day jobs!
Brian is a dad, husband, and an IT professional by trade. A Personal Finance Blogger since 2013 who, with his family, has successfully paid off over $100K worth of consumer debt. I want my three children to handle money better than I ever did at a young age. I have been teaching them as much as I can for the last 10 years. My goal is to continue to champion the financial literacy message and then why I created the “How To Rock Your Money” book. To help teenagers navigate their financial futures. I hope my family’s story of paying off over $100,000 worth of debt will inspire and motivate you to take control of your money. He blogs at BrianBrandow.com