F.I.R.E. Resources

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Earlier this month I posted about getting started with FIRE for international teachers (well, anyone really). Below I have listed some books and blogs that I love and that have inspired me!

Here are some books that I’ve loved reading to help get you started:  

  1. Millionaire Teacher– great for all of my teacher friends! This book made retiring one day as a teacher seem entirely possible. His writing style is very approachable and actionable. 
  2. The Simple Path to Wealth by JL Collins- Collins is often called the Godfather of Fire. I read through his entire blog over the years, but this is a much more concise version.
  3. Quit Like a Millionaire– So fun to read! Great job of noting specifics.
  4. I Will Teach You to Be Rich– this really appealed to me right after graduating from undergrad. I wish I had read it in high school.
  5. Millionaire Expat by Andrew Hallam- good for expats. He breaks down different investment portfolios for expats from various countries. I like that he talks about “expatitis” and the lifestyle inflation that many of us are guilty of. 
  6. The Automatic Millionaire– I read this while I was still working for the DOJ as a caseworker just out of college. I feel like this is a great book for those learning how to set up a budget and get their finances in order.
  7. Work Optional by Tanja Hester- I read this more recently and it spoke to me as a book that makes you question why you are working. What are your goals?
  8. Choose FI: Your Blueprint to Financial Independence– I read this book because I loved their blog so much. The book is a great spot for beginners to get inspired and learn to take actionable steps. They also have a ton of ChooseFI Facebook groups with a wonderful community.
  9. Your Money or Your Life– This book makes people sit down and actually think about what a THING is actually costing them.  Is that new toy worth hours of work?
  10. Rich Dad Poor Dad– Many people really connect with this book and I only have it on this list because so many people I know like it. I read it ages ago before I was a mom and felt like it was repetitive and a bit condescending. I plan on reading it again to see if I like it more now that I’m older.

Many of my favorite authors who have books linked above also have excellent blogs/websites. After publishing and officially retiring their blogs are not always so active. However, if you need a good kick in the pants to get started and don’t want to pay for a book you can start with their blogs too.

https://www.gocurrycracker.com/start-here/ – a nomadic family who retired to travel the world and start a family, all while still in their 30s.

https://apurplelife.com/start-here/  – Great blog documenting how she retired at 30! Inspirational!

https://www.millennial-revolution.com/start-here/ – retired at 31 to travel the world.

https://jlcollinsnh.com/stock-series/ –  The blog, grew out of a series of letters he had begun to write to his teenage daughter about finance.

https://www.mrmoneymustache.com/all-the-posts-since-the-beginning-of-time/ – I keep waiting for Mr. Money Mustache to write a book, but until then, he has a great blog.

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