What if a happier life was only a few simple choices away?
A successful entrepreneur living in Southern California, Scott Rieckens had built a “dream life”: a happy marriage, a two-year-old daughter, a membership to a boat club, and a BMW in the driveway. But underneath the surface, Scott was creatively stifled, depressed, and overworked trying to help pay for his family’s beach-town lifestyle. Then one day, Scott listened to a podcast interview that changed everything. Five months later, he had quit his job, convinced his family to leave their home, and cut their expenses in half. Follow Scott and his family as they devote everything to FIRE (financial independence retire early), a subculture obsessed with maximizing wealth and happiness. Filled with inspiring case studies and powerful advice, Playing with FIRE is one family’s journey to acquire the one thing that money can’t buy: a simpler — and happier — life.
I enjoy non-fiction books that teach using a journey
The Third Door by Alex Banayan does this for entrepreneurship. The Game by Neil Strauss does this for "pick-up."
This book does the same for FIRE. If you've read any sort of personal finance book, this will largely be review. That being said, its the first personal finance book I've read that actually tells a story.
Criticism and praise aside, I read the entire book in one sitting.
These are quick notes that cover the basic ideas in the book. Do your own research about important topics such as investing.