Author Topic: NYT article on the FIRE movement  (Read 4443 times)

fell-like-rain

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NYT article on the FIRE movement
« on: May 07, 2024, 04:30:57 PM »
This link should be paywall-free: https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/07/magazine/retire-early-saving.html?unlocked_article_code=1.qE0.0sVp.slPgP3oNMGet&smid=url-share

For some reason, they spend much of the article profiling a guy who made millions with an app business and is a mod of r/FatFIRE. That was a little disappointing. But there's also a good few people mentioned who are more on the lean side, including folks who dug themselves out of debt in their 40s and 50s. Jacob Lund Fisker and MMM are both (very briefly) quoted. Overall, there was less of the snide "this is only possible for freaks and billionaires" tone than I was expecting, and they emphasize that people are FIREing with a wide range of incomes and for a variety of reasons. So for a mainstream media article, I've definitely seen worse.

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Re: NYT article on the FIRE movement
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2024, 06:40:44 PM »
This actually just got posted a little earlier in the general discussion section of the forum----

https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/welcome-to-the-forum/nyt-article-on-fire/

Yeah, I agree, the focus on FatFIRE was a bit annoying.