Some things I read this week: 2/9/18

NYTimes on Early Retirement Stories

  • The “FIRE” movement: Financially Independent, Retire Early
    • “Followers of FIRE tend to be male and work in the tech industry, left-brained engineer-types who geek out on calculating compound interest over 40 years, or the return on investment (R.O.I.) on low-fee index funds versus real estate rentals.”
    • Temptations of ‘lifestyle creep’: when an individual’s standard of living improves as their discretionary income rises and former luxuries become new necessities

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