Start Your F.I.R.E. (Financial Independence Retire Early): A Modern Guide to Early Retirement (Paperback)

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Achieve early retirement through financial independence with the F.I.R.E. plan

Living your best life someday starts with saving smarter for retirement. Start Your F.I.R.E.: A Modern Guide to Early Retirement can help by giving you the most direct approach to success and security. It's a perfect addition to what you're probably already doing, including a 401(k), Roth IRA, or even a basic savings account.

Featuring customizable principles and in-depth insights, this all-in-one retirement plan delivers a clear, concise path to financial freedom through smart spending, low-risk investing, creating multiple incomes, and maximizing savings. Ultimately, this guide can help you take control of your career, your finances, and your life, so you can reach your goals with confidence.

Start Your F.I.R.E.: A Modern Guide to Early Retirement includes:
  • Expert advice—Get firsthand insider experience from an author team who have made F.I.R.E. a reality.
  • Essential tips—Get clear, concise answers to your most burning questions about early retirement planning.
  • Helpful tools—Learn how to leverage expense spreadsheets, savings rate tables, and asset allocation charts.
  • Online features—Bonus materials, such as an editable tracking sheet for monthly expenses and a shopping list with resource links.

Financial independence and early retirement are within reach—with the F.I.R.E. approach.

About the Author

Dylin Redling and Allison Tom are a married couple living in Oakland, California. Their book Start Your F.I.R.E. (Financial Independence Retire Early): A Modern Guide to Early Retirement and their website provides inspiration and tips for achieving FIRE. They have appeared in Forbes, CNBC, and many other publications. Before reaching FIRE in 2015, Dylin was an online marketing professional, and Allison was a technical project manager.

Praise For…

“Dylin and Allison enjoy their lives of financial independence, and their book lays out the techniques for reaching yours. You’ll figure out your motivation, start the process with their checklists, and build your wealth without depriving yourself. You’ll gain the freedom of your new life choices!” —Doug Nordman, author of The Military Guide to Financial Independence and Retirement

“If your goal is to retire early, this book will provide you with a realistic and straightforward strategy. Dylin and Allison share candid experiences from their SF tech careers, surviving major market crashes, and ultimately retiring to travel and enjoy life in their 40s.” —Rick Marini, Serial Entrepreneur, 3-time Founder and Technology Investor

“At a time when achieving true financial independence has never been more relevant, Start Your F.I.R.E. delivers the most refreshingly honest, attainable roadmap for setting and actually reaching your financial goals.” —Ryan Robinson, blogger and podcaster

“F.I.R.E. is all about freedom. Freedom to work, freedom to travel, freedom to spend your precious time however you choose. Doesn't that sound great? But, how to get started? In Start Your F.I.R.E., Dylin and Allison explain the what, why and how of F.I.R.E. While they don't underestimate the effort needed to reach the goal, they make the process straightforward and very achievable. It's a quick and easy read so you can get moving toward your best life.” —Amy Rutherford, blogger/vlogger at

“For those who are just starting out in their wealth-building journey, I can think of no greater resource than Start Your F.I.R.E.. It's filled with great tips and tools to help ensure you get started on a strong foundation from the beginning. That alone is priceless. My own journey to becoming a self-made millionaire had a lot to do with the choices I made in my 20s and early 30s, which is why this book is so valuable. You simply won't have to go it alone!” —Leisa Peterson, CFP® money coach, podcaster, and author of The Mindful Millionaire

“This is a concise but complete overview of all things F.I.R.E.; Dylin and Allison have written a straightforward guide to what it takes and what it means to be financially independent. Whether or not you plan to retire early, this book shares a number of excellent tips and exercises to put you in a financial position to have that option.” —Leif Dahleen, MD, founder,

Product Details
ISBN: 9781646113989
ISBN-10: 1646113985
Publisher: Rockridge Press
Publication Date: June 30th, 2020
Pages: 130
Language: English