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If you ever think of retiring early, you can join the fire movement. Fire means “financial freedom retires early.”
In their working years, fire investors invest their income in the hope of achieving financial independence at the youngest age possible and maintaining long-term retirement. Their goal is to live off their investment so that they can enjoy an independent lifestyle without the need for income from a lifestyle themed job.
Not all fire investors have the same approach to financial freedom. They don’t necessarily work 70 hours a week, live in a small house and eat ramen noodles every meal. The fire movement has a varied follow-up and each investor has their own “rules” for achieving financial freedom and security.
How to think like a fire investor
The level of frugal living and aggressive investment commitment varies by investors, but most fire investors adhere to the following best practices.
Notice a certain leisure. Start by asking yourself a few questions:
- How much is my income?
- What is my current retirement balance?
- What is my savings rate (the amount of income I’m saving)?
- What is my spending rate (percentage of that income I’m spending)?
- How do I imagine my post-retirement lifestyle? Do I think my retirement spending rate will be high, low, or the same as today?
- How soon do I want to retire?
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Avoiding debt is good advice for anyone, but it is especially important for investors who want to avoid their investment in the long run. Bottom line: If you have a debt, plan to pay it off. And don’t take out any new debt, especially high-interest debt like credit cards.
For example, suppose you have a কার্ড 5,000 credit card balance with a 15% interest rate. If you pay 100 100 a month, it will take you about 6.5 years to pay it off and you will pay about 3,000 3,000 in interest – the money you could have invested.
Reduce your costs
Here are some ideas on how to spend less, but the possibilities are endless:
- Drive a fuel efficient car and keep it until it dies.
- Go in small quantities to restaurants and bars. Try entertaining at home, potluck style.
- Avoid spending money on activities and recreation. Instead, consider hiking, visiting parks and libraries, and attending free community concerts.
- Rarely shop – but when you do, buy generic and predefined items.
- Occasionally there is a “challenge not to spend” যখন when you don’t spend any money for a certain period of time (or only spend money on really necessary things).
If you can get into the right mindset, you will succeed in spending less. Here are some ways to challenge the shopping spree:
- Wait a certain amount of time before buying something for a certain dollar amount. This will give you time to carefully consider how the purchase will affect your life and overcome the temptation of instant gratification.
- Think about the cost according to your time. Suppose you earn $ 100 from tips after waiting at a table from 5 to 10 on a Saturday night. Is a $ 20 shirt worth 1 hour of hard work on a Saturday night?
- Use the fact statement to say what you are saying (and say what you want to say). Saying “I am No. Spend extra to eat out because saving is important to me for the future ”is stronger than I say Can’t Eat because I want to start saving more. ”
Earn as much as possible
Take advantage of any opportunity to increase your income. This may mean taking a higher-paying job with less convenient time, or filling your leisure time with a part-time job or freelance job.
Invest as much as possible
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Once you have established your spending rate, try to reduce it further: If you can live with 80% of your income, maybe you can live with 75%. (Remember, some firefighting investors survive as 0% of their earnings!)
Suppose you earn 75 75,000 a year, invest 20% of your income from each salary for 15 years and make an average annual income of 6%. After 15 years, your home egg will be about 9 359,963. If you invest an additional 5% (or 25% of your income), your nest egg will be about $ 449,798 – a difference of about $ 90,000! *
* This example is speculative and does not represent a return on any particular investment and the rate is not guaranteed.
The mix of your assets affects your return on investment more than any other factor in your control. Choose an asset allocation that complements your goals, time horizons, and risk tolerance.
Do it your way
This is the best part of the fire movement No. All or nothing. You can create your spending and savings behaviors to align with your goals. But if you just want to follow a A little The best practice of fire, can help you improve your financial outlook in the long run.
All investments are at risk, including the potential loss of money you invest.
There is no guarantee that any specific asset allocation or combination of funds will meet your investment objectives or give you a certain income level.
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