PodCast - How a Tiny House Can Help You Become Financially Independent and Retire Early: Introduction to the FIRE movement with Diania Merriam - Tiny House Blog

PodCast – How a Tiny House Can Help You Become Financially Independent and Retire Early: Introduction to the FIRE movement with Diania Merriam

I’ve been wanting to introduce you to the FIRE movement for quite a long time, and I finally found the guest to do it! If you haven’t heard of it, FIRE stands for Financial Independence Retire Early. It’s a movement dedicated to extreme savings and investment and it allows people to retire far earlier than traditional budgets and retirement plans allow. My guest, Diania Merriam, is both a participant in the movement and is also in the process of organizing a conference to share these ideas. FIRE is very applicable to the tiny house movement and Diania is here to tell us all about it!

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In This Episode:

  • The idea of the FIRE movement and how it differs from traditional attitudes toward money.
  • Things people can do now to start saving money
  • Cooking your own food is about more than just saving money
  • How the FIRE movement helps you meet your needs in an efficient way
  • The ways that the tiny house movement and FIRE movements compliment each other
  • Why do these movements provoke negative reactions from others?
  • Is the FIRE movement doable for everyone?
  • What is involved in extreme frugality?
  • The EconoMe Conference

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