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The Hustle's nice article on FIRE

Post by wheatstate » Sun May 06, 2018 1:48 pm

The Hustle is a daily email newsletter targeted at digital startups and does a nice job covering business news.
I enjoyed seeing this weekend's piece on FIRE that aligns with ERE.

https://thehustle.co/how-to-retire-early

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Post by jennypenny » Sun May 06, 2018 4:13 pm

That was good. It does drive home the point in the "Is Frugality for the Rich?" thread that the current flavor of FIRE is definitely for the high earning crowd. It's funny that high earners who retire early get more press than lower earners (a la ERE) who retire early. The latter are more impressive IMO.

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Post by Stahlmann » Mon May 07, 2018 10:46 am

$1m — enough to live (frugally) off the dividends.
*heart rate/blood pressure increase*

(tnij.at/ERE is on my grind list and sometimes cat's hand doesn't stop me from wasting my time on the internet)

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Re: The Hustle's nice article on FIRE

Post by ZAFCorrection » Tue May 08, 2018 11:38 am

FIRE seems to dovetail pretty well with the aspirational class ethos (The Sum of Small Things), as long as, as the other thread mentioned, a certain aesthetic minimum is maintained. If Jacob would only spring for a new jacket, the New Yorker's the limit.

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Post by jennypenny » Tue May 08, 2018 11:46 am

:lol:

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Post by Clarice » Tue May 08, 2018 11:40 pm

ZAFCorrection wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 11:38 am
If Jacob would only spring for a new jacket, the New Yorker's the limit.
It's REALLY funny and, sadly, somewhat true.

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Re: The Hustle's nice article on FIRE

Post by wheatstate » Thu May 10, 2018 11:56 pm

Thanks for some fun responses.

JP: Good point about The Hustle's article being high-income base. That is certainly the target audience of the newsletter and I would imagine the authors. There are the stories about the financially smart librarians, cafeteria workers that save millions and give to their alma mater or a charity. It seems many of the low income FIRE/ERE stories are less told or I haven't found the venue.

On the dividends of one million being enough, I didn't mean to imply it was a completely balanced article. I liked that it had a decent foundation for a group a couple wheaton levels apart.

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