I been reading forums for a while but finally decided to register. I have found this place to be some what as a great relief. Everyone thought I was going crazy having thoughts of early retirement since I am only 23.
Glad to see there are many others out there who share my views, to me it’s only logical to be financially independent, only then can you really do what you want. I guess most people are unfortunately so sucked into the rat race that they didn’t get a chance to experience what else this world has to offer.
It been 1 year since I started my first job, I think just after a couple of months I foreseen the next potential 40 years of my life flash by if I didn’t do anything about my spending habits and plan for the future.
Life has flipped 180 in the past year, for as long as I can remember I have been very lazy. Not saying I didn’t enjoy my free time, being carefree was exactly what I wanted. Friends and family find it quite shocking I am still currently working and pursing further studies. They are especially surprised to hear me come out with plans for early retirement.
If there is a black sheep in every family I am probably it lol. Never did well in studies, fluked my way through high school, college and university. But lesson learnt, some things in life require time and effort, FIRE is definitely one of them.
Anyhow just wanted to say hi to everyone and say how great this community is