It is nice to see another FIRE wanna-be at your age. I wish I had the abiility and knowledge to do the right things at that age. The best I can do is to try to inspire and educate my kids and kids-in-law. So far so good.
There is a wealth of knowlege buried in hundreds of threads on the board. Most of the questions that come up from newbees have already been discussed in past threads. Let up know if you come up short with the Search tool. Many of the oldtimers here can usually find it.
What age are you targeting for retirement? How do you plan on getting that to happen?
My ER age was 55 for 15 years. I made it happen early; age 50 and again at age 54. I got a late start and had to dig my way out of a ton of debt first. "That which does not kill you....makes you stronger." Yup!
The short course:
Save, invest, balance, use tax deferred tools, get free money from company retirement plans, live below your means and stay out of debt. Save 25X the amount you want to live on annually and you are done. Be sure your budget includes inflation, health insurance, future car and appliance replacements, repairs, and toys and trips.
Good luck and welcome to the board.
Work? I don't have time to work....I'm retired.