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    It’s time to take action.

    If we don’t continue to listen, continue to educate ourselves and to actively stand up to racism and bigotry, taking action will merely be a convenient pacifier to our own sadness and pain. So, these actions are just the beginning.


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    Playing with FIRE on Netflix

    Is Playing with FIRE on Netflix?

    Since the early days of this project, we dreamed of landing our movie on a streaming site to minimize the barrier to entry and share these FIRE concepts with the world.


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    FIRE Movement Explained

    FIRE Explained

    F.I.R.E. is an acronym which stands for Financial Independence Retire Early. There’s a growing movement of people who are practicing FIRE principles and retiring decades earlier than expected as a result.


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    How to Reach Financial Independence

    How to Reach Financial Independence

    There’s a good chance FIRE is in your future if you want it to be. Becoming financially independent isn’t complicated. In fact, it’s shockingly simple.


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    FIRE Email Kit

    A template email to send to your friends and family who are interested in FIRE.


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    Director’s Take: Why I Made a Documentary About FIRE

    About 10 years ago my father passed away from Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS). In many ways, that was a turning point for me. Losing a loved one is hard but it can also be accompanied by profound insight about the path we find ourselves on. For me, two pressing questions arose: Knowing life is short, how […]


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    Why We Love Chautauqua and You Will Too

    FOMO Disclaimer: What you are about to read was written in an effort to persuade you to join us at Chautauqua this year. Or to consider attending a Chautuaqua UK event as soon as you possibly can. Because if you don’t, it’s very likely you’ll be missing out on what would otherwise become your favorite […]


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    Meet our Director: Travis Shakespeare

    On the new American Dream, his near death experience and why the mainstream needs the FIRE movement. Yeah sure, you have some EMMY’s, but tell us about your James Beard award! So few people ask about this! I had a fantastic job a few years back where I traveled the world making shows about chefs, […]


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    Mustachianism Goes Mobile

    Jon and Helen met Mr. Money Mustache while attending their first Camp Mustache in Seattle, WA. Three years after discovering MMM, they had made a lot of headway in their FI journey and here they were, meeting the man himself. They introduced themselves as Mustachian devotees, a mobile developer and IT manager respectfully. They thanked […]


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    Choose FI Podcast

    Scott had the pleasure of recording an episode on ChooseFI, our favorite podcast covering Experiments in Financial Independence. The hosts, Brad and Jonathan have been ardent supporters of Playing with FIRE since the early days. We love their approachability and excitement when diving into the weeds of this “superpower” known as FIRE. Jonathan, a pharmacist […]


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    A Letter to You

    I want to extend a heartfelt thank you to the influencers in the FIRE community and the FIRE community at large. You’ve been shining examples that this way of life is doable AND available to my family and I. Words cannot do justice to describe the richness that has already taken hold in our lives […]


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