Allow us to introduce ourselves….
Many of you may have heard of the recent movement making its way around the world called the F.I.R.E. movement.
F.I.R.E which stands for “Financial Indepedence Retire Early” has been making its way into thousands of people’s lives mainly through internet blogs just like this one. The goal of F.I.R.E is to gain your freedom back and not be forced into things that you don’t want to do just to get a paycheck. If you feel like your trapped in debt, working a job you don’t enjoy, or feel you don’t have time to do the things that make you happy, then you’ve come to the right place.
So who are we?
My name is Matt and I am a 27 year old Police Officer who has managed to save and invest just under a quarter million dollars. I have done this without any inheritances, family help, or handouts, and have focused specifically on saving more than I spend and investing in simple index funds. I have set a goal for myself to retire in approx. the next 5 years to give myself the freedom to do the things I want to do when I want to do them. This includes but is not limited to part time work, spending time with family and friends, volunteering, learning new skills such as an insturment or a different language, hobbies, traveling, and most importantly raising children.
In addition to myself posting mainly about money and the pursuit of happiness, my good friend Gabe will be contributing to the blog as well. Gabe, 28 years old, who is also a Police Officer, played a big role in motivating me to start sharing my thoughts on money and achieving financial independence. Gabe is also a certified personal trainer with extensive knowledge in diet, nutrition, weight loss, body building, and overall physical health. Because we both believe that being fit financially and physically is important, Gabe will be sharing his knowledge about about health, fitness, and nutrition.
Gabe will also post about his recent start towards the F.I.R.E movement and eliminating his debt. He’s been able to make a considerable dent in his debts utilizing simple tactics and is well on his way to financial independence!
So please join us in working towards getting rid of that debt that you’ve been trying to pay off for years, shedding those few extra pounds that have buidling up around your waistline, and working towards the one thing we all want in our lives…. happiness. See you guys soon and thanks for reading 🙂