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Just Curious, what does 'FIRE' stand for?
Old 07-01-2005, 05:57 AM   #1
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Just Curious, what does 'FIRE' stand for?

Lurking on the boards for a while -- I'm just curious about the term 'FIRE'?

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Re: Just Curious, what does 'FIRE' stand for?
Old 07-01-2005, 06:42 AM   #2
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Re: Just Curious, what does 'FIRE' stand for?

Financial Independance Retire Early = FIRE.
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That was my first question, too.

It still doesn't quite work for me, since I often see it used as a verb "I'm going to FIRE in three years!" You wouldn't say "Hey, I'm going to Financial Independance Retire Early in three years!"

Maybe it should be "BFIRED" = Be Financially Indepedent and Retire Early, Duh!"

They you could say "I'm going to BFIRED in three years!"

Or FIRE = "F*** it! Retire early!"

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Old 07-01-2005, 09:37 AM   #4
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Or FIRE = "F*** it! Retire early!"

That's what I did.

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Re: Just Curious, what does 'FIRE' stand for?

I thought you QWAMAWW'd john...?
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What is "Quit working and married a wealthy woman?" I'll take Notth abbreviations for 400, Alex.
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What is "Quit working and married a wealthy woman?"* I'll take Notth abbreviations for 400, Alex.
Wrong Al,

What is Quit Working and Married a Working Woman.* I'll take TH abbreviations for 600, Alex
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Old 07-01-2005, 04:22 PM   #8
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Ding Ding Ding...we have a winner...cut throat and al, how much did you risk? Your cards please?
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Is that a smile on Al's face? Yes, it is, he risked only $1.

Tune in tomorrow when the categories will be:

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Nice guys, Nice!
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I thought "FIRE" came into play from that movie Office Space where the mumbler guy with the red stapler burns down his office and ends up retiring to the Caribbean. Not that this board condones this way to early retirement.

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