OldFIRE2029 attempts to chronical a seismic shift in my thinking — instead of thinking of retiring one day prior to death, I have decided to become financially independent and be able to retire early (FIRE); well, as early as one can when they are already in their late 40’s (and in my case that will make me 59). As the runway in front of me appears shorter than behind, it is time to shift.
There is already a fabulous FIRE community and many resources, that I have been stumbling upon as I read blogs, listen to podcasts, etc. However, one thing I haven’t found is someone like me. Someone older, who has been a saver without a means to an end. Most FIRE (Financially Independent Retire Early) folks are young (like in their 30’s). I applaud them for their courage in telling the system to f*** off — they are my financial heroes and role models.
This is my journey as told by me. These are my learnings and my mistakes as interpreted by me. Sorry if I sound bitter, and I am.