July 18, 2019
If that’s you, you probably find those who subscribe to the F.I.R.E movement just a little bit annoying.
F.I.R.E stands for Financial Independence, Retire Early and its followers boast lives full of options not available to your average 9-5er. Travel, free time, options, freedom.
But first, they lead lives of sometimes extreme frugality.Scrimping, saving and sacrificing many of life’s pleasures in their younger years, to be able to retire as early as possible and – crucially - be able to sustain it for an abnormally long time.
If you’re a natural saver – that is, someone who derives emotional satisfaction from saving - that might not sound too arduous. But for most of us, not only does that not sound appealing, it isn’t actually sustainable. Like the dieter on an ultra-restrictive regime who cuts out all sugar, fat,carbs (and fun) - you fall off the wagon eventually and may end up on a binge instead.
Having said that, there is something to be learned from devotees of F.I.R.E – especially as most people’s default is to ignore their looming retirement until they get to their mid-50s when they freak out.
Even if your goal isn’t to retire early, at enableMe we want you to be confident that you can retire when you want, with the lifestyle you want, and that you can afford to sustain that.
We often read in the media about how New Zealanders’financial literacy is lacking and while financial literacy is important, it’s only a small part of what’s required to be financially successful.
You also need to understand your money personality, financial behaviour and mindset, and you need a financial strategy – because saving alone is not enough, you need a plan to grow what you have.
Come along to hear Hannah’s seminar to learn how you could to shave up to 20 years off your mortgage term and understand the strategies that will fire up your finances so you can get in control, get ahead faster, and ultimately, retire on your terms.
You can get tickets here.