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  • FIRE: Financial Independence Retire Early

  • The Ultimate Guide to Achieving Financial Independence so You Can Retire Early
  • By: David Jacobs
  • Narrated by: Geoff Moonen
  • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Money & Finance, Personal Finance
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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Summary

What is financial independence?

Is it having enough money to live a normal life, or is it having so much money that you just don’t care about expenses?

Everyone wants to be independent, but as you've likely experienced, getting there is not as simple as it looks. There are a variety of pitfalls along the way, and a single mistake can set you back by years.

Fortunately, there is a blueprint or method for you to follow. It’s quite simple. It’s called FIRE and virtually guarantees financial independence. By following these rules, you can wave goodbye to that tired old desk job you’ve chained yourself to.

Some of the things you’ll learn about FIRE is:

  • What assets really are - and why you’ve been thinking about them all wrong
  • The crucial difference between debt and leverage
  • Ways to travel for next to nothing - and what you need to do before that
  • Needs and wants - do you know the difference?
  • The ideal way to invest in the stock market
  • Drawdowns - how and when to do them
  • How much do you really need to be financially independent
  • And so much more!

Financial independence is not a pipe dream! It is a question of following a certain path intelligently and with persistence. It might not be easy, but nothing worth doing ever is. So, if you want to learn how to retire early, then you should listen to this audiobook.

©2020 David Jacobs (P)2020 David Jacobs

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It’s Fire!

This book has been great! It covered all aspects on achieving financial independence, from dealing with debt, investment strategies, literally sorting your stuff out long term and short term. Totally recommend!

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Great book on the subject!

I found this audiobook very useful and informative. Covers a good range of key topics to get your finances in shape. After listening this audiobook, I feel more confident about how to get the most out of my paycheck. It helps people to understand not only how to save money, but also how to understand all the different advantages and disadvantages to using credit, and other forms of financial systems. Highly recommended!

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Exactly what I needed

Great book. It has a lot of information that can be applied without having a ton of capital stashed away. Most often the strategies I've seen require a lot of upfront but this is very accessible :)

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Practical and timely tips

This is indeed FIRE. Loved the practical and realistic approach to the information presented here. Have some great take aways to complement my ever growing retirement plan.

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  • Raffaello
  • 05-07-21

They should teach this in schools!

With all that is happening in the world, between crises, layoffs, and bankruptcies, it becomes increasingly important to become financially independent. This book provided me with useful tips and strategies on how to manage my money better. You will not become rich 1 day after reading this book, but you will see, it will open your eyes to this extremely important issue!

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  • mary k.
  • 30-06-21

this is all common sense

don't waste your time and money if you have any financial sense you already know what is in this book. I kept waiting for it to get better.

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  • Colby summerlin
  • 21-06-21

Great Information!

This is the kind of book that needs to be read by all high schoolers. I love traveling and being able to do that because of financial independence is my end goal. this book was an amazing listen and a great guide to push you for the freedom we all strive for within. Deffantly reccomend!

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  • NathanS
  • 19-06-21

Financial Independence One-On-One!

FIRE it definitely is. I find that David Jacobs has done a lot of research in writing this book and gives us a ton of useful information to put us on our path towards financial independence! He succeeds in lighting a fire in us for us to start working towards achieving or at least start thinking about financial independence. The elusive goal seems tangible after reading this informative book. The way the book is structured is excellent, the advice given is practical and the strategies that are mentioned all work. What struck a chord with me was 'time leveraging' and how to go about it. Priceless! The narration of Geoff Moonen is great as well. I would highly recommend it.

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  • Beena
  • 19-06-21

Very Informative

This audiobook could not come at a better time. Just what I needed to help me make the right choices. Lots of tips about investing and traveling for free, 2 of my favorite topics!

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  • SC Pro
  • 18-06-21

Great financial book!

This book is great for those who want to free themselves of financial constraints. The author discusses assets, debt, leverage, and the best way to invest in the stock market.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-06-21

A key to financial independence

This Audiobook is like a key to financial independence. There's nothing better than not having to worry about money anymore.

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  • Carleshia G.
  • 17-06-21

Must Read!!

No pun intended but this book is FIRE!! Very straight forward information and clearly explained. This book is holding a lot of gold nuggets for your financial freedom. What I like is the recommendations are balanced….enjoy some things but don’t go crazy without thinking of the consequences and the end goal. Definitely giving this one to my nieces and nephews.

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  • Denny McCalahan
  • 17-06-21

Yes!

Love the resources and research that went into this! Especially the “travel for free” chapter. We travel so much, and will find so much use in this.

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  • Chun
  • 17-06-21

Very Informative!!

I'd easily rate this audiobook 5 stars! Very informative. I learned a lot about how to spend money wisely. I also discovered tips and principles on financial freedom. I'm planning to gift this audiobook to my friends and family. Highly recommended!