Playing with FIRE: The Documentary
Have you heard of the FIRE movement already, or are you perhaps already part of it? For the ones who aren’t, FIRE stands for ”Financial Independence Retire Early”. You can read about the concept in detail on LifeHacker, yet, the essence of the philosophy behind FIRE is very simple: spend less than you earn and save the difference in low-fee investments like index funds. So, your success/financial independence is in large dependant on the height of your income, your savings rate, and how much time you have got. Like this train of thought?
Anyway, it won’t surprise you that the money to make this documentary was raised on another millennial favourite, Kickstarter. There campaign pages tells us the following about the documentary:
“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 all kinds of other things, then work for 40+ years to pay for it all. If you’re lucky you might be able to retire at 65 and have a few years left to hit the golf course.”
Enjoy the trailer.
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