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The ideas that originated the FIRE movement began with the 1992 book Your Money or Your Life by Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez and the 2010 book Early Retirement Extreme by Jacob Lund Fisker. Since then, countless people have taken advantage of these principles to navigate a path to becoming financially independent and retiring early.
Maximize your savings rate. Increase your income. Decrease your expenses. The 4% rule.
Below is a list of some of the most impactful reads for the FIRE movement – some old, some new. All of them are packed with life changing tips that can help you escape the drudgery of a 9-5 to become financially independent – or at the very least to attain vocational freedom.
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What other books should be part of this list? What steps have you taken to make becoming financially independent and retiring early a reality?