“A profound film for those who feel that money controls them and are determined to wrestle back control.”Eric M.
“Such a fascinating documentary, Scott and Taylor are an extremely likeable couple, from whose perspective the transition towards FIRE really hits home.”Spencer S.
“I absolutely recommend this to anybody that is looking to gain some freedom from the broken system we live in.”Brandon F.
“Its core message is valuable to everyone, even though its implementation will look different for every person/family.”Susan R.
“Scott and Taylor share their journey towards FI (Financial Independence) through raw and honest storytelling.”Grad Student
“The emotions behind the numbers. Brilliant!!!!”Amazon Review
“Amazing ice breaker to bring up the taboo topic of money with people you care about!”Sophie
“It touches on the emotions and ideas of FIRE, and interviews experts on the why and how that makes FIRE tick.”Kenny D.
Playing with FIRE follows 35 year old Scott Rieckens, his wife Taylor, and their toddler Jovie as they embark on a year-long odyssey to understand the rules of this sub-culture and test their willingness to reject the standard narrative of adult life, which basically prescribes: “Go to college, take out tons of student loans, buy a new car, take on a mortgage, buy another car and lots more stuff you don’t need, then work for 40+ years to pay for it all. If you’re lucky you might be able to retire at 65 and not have to live on beans.”