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Which way did you achieve FIRE?

Stocks/bonds/ETFs/Mutual Funds/Index Funds
35 (92.1%)
Real Estate Rentals
0 (0%)
Real Estate Flips
1 (2.6%)
Wait for Vesting (Health/Pension) at Work
2 (5.3%)

Total Members Voted: 37

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clumlee

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Which way did you achieve FIRE?
« on: March 06, 2018, 01:51:38 PM »
Hi,

I'm at a crossroad. I want to get an idea which way people have achieved FIRE so I know which path I should look closer to. If the poll is totally pulling in one direction, then I have a good idea. If it's (almost) split, then I'll have another idea. Thank you!

damyst

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Re: Which way did you achieve FIRE?
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2018, 06:24:04 PM »
I like the poll, but the categories aren't comparable.
I'd argue that "real estate flipping" is a job. You apply your skills and effort, and get rewarded for it.
Investing in securities can also be a job, but chances are that most people here just use the stock market to grow the money that they saved performing some other work.
Rental properties can go either way.

If you drop the real estate flipping option, you get a coherent poll regarding passive income strategies. Not sure if that's what you are going for.

ysette9

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Re: Which way did you achieve FIRE?
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2018, 09:04:11 PM »
Darn Tapatalk doesn’t display polls

clumlee

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Re: Which way did you achieve FIRE?
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2018, 05:27:55 PM »
Wow! Thank you for the responses, folks!