10 Essential Financial Independence Retire Early Reads

10 essential FIRE reads for 2020

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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.

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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.

Retire Before Mom and Dad 1. Retire Before Mom and Dad
August 2019 – By Rob Berger

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Set for Life 2. Set for Life
April 2017 – By Scott Trench

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The Simple Path to Wealth 3. The Simple Path to Wealth
June 2016 – By JL Collins

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The Automatic Millionaire 4. The Automatic Millionaire
December 2016 – By David Bach

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Financial Freedom 5. Financial Freedom
February 2019 – By Grant Sabatier

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Total Money Makeover 6. Total Money Makeover
September 2013 – By Dave Ramsey

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Quit Like a Millionaire 7. Quit like a millionaire
July 2019 – By Kristy Shen and Bryce Leung

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FIRE 8. Financially Independent, Retire Early
May 2019 – By Krista Mashore

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Work Optional 9. Work Optional
February 2019 – By Tanja Hester

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Choose FI 10. Choose FI – Your Blueprint to Financial Independence
October 2019 – By Chris Mamula, Brad Barrett, and Jonathan Mendonsa

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Have a couple minutes? Leave us a comment below. We’d love to hear more about your FIRE experience!

What other books should be part of this list? What steps have you taken to make becoming financially independent and retiring early a reality?

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