Who are we?

We are a family of four living in New Jersey, USA.  We are believers in the Financial Independence / Retire Early (FIRE) movement, and we’re trying to take our next steps in that direction.

With a lot of hard work and ton of luck, we reached our lean FIRE number in 2018. That’s when I quietly left my job. Then, during the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, we hit our FIRE number.

Now, counting our blessings, my spouse is also stepping back from traditional 9-to-5 employment. We’re taking our first big steps towards both being Financially Independent and Early Retired. This site is our attempt to chronicle our journey as we take our next steps and beyond.


Our Interests

What we expect to spend our time on as a FIRE family

I expect we’ll spend a good portion of our time learning whatever it is that we want to learn. Somehow, that’s what we like doing.  Mr. FireDesired is a huge history buff, so he’ll probably devote a good chunk of his time on that. I’m currently enrolled in a masters program, and studying foreign languages on the side.

Our kids are young, and their interests are still developing. For now, we’ll be putting them through one of New Jersey’s public school systems. Once the pandemic subsides, I can see them trying sports or learning music. We’ll have to wait and see.

I’m not sure if that sounds boring or not, but that’s all we have figured out so far. We’d also like to be able to take our kids on vacations as a family, but we’re not sure what kind yet. Once we figure things out more, I’ll be sure to update this section.