Author Topic: Mainstream FIRE-friendly article  (Read 968 times)


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Mainstream FIRE-friendly article
« on: October 27, 2016, 10:58:01 AM »
It was refreshing to see an article like this in my Quartz feed this morning. The main point was to emphasize working in order to maximize income rather than just following your bliss and hoping that money will be a nice byproduct. However, it does seem that FIRE is a goal of the mustachian philosophy-espousing author.

1. Working for money gives you a welcome clarity of purpose.
2. Most of life’s problems are intractable. Money is that rare problem that’s possible to (mostly) solve.
3. The sooner you have money, the less money you need.
4. Likewise, if you work for money now, as opposed to passion, you’re generally in a better position to pursue your passion later on with no financial stresses.
5. Financial independence is an inherently rational goal—the “fuck off fund” carried to its logical conclusion.


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Re: Mainstream FIRE-friendly article
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2016, 12:14:14 PM »
Good story, definitely a fan of MMM.