Why FIRE?

The aim of this blog is to document my journey towards reaching early retirement. I’m 31 years old. I think I’m relatively far from my goal but am confident it’s possible. It’s not so much of a question of if it will happen but more of when it will happen (at least that’s what I tell myself).

My main motivation is to have the freedom to do what I want. At the time of writing, I’m driven more by the away-from rather than towards motivators. I have a job which is going OK but I feel that it isn’t quite what I want. Unfortunately, I’m unsure of what it really is that I want to do with my life when it comes to working. As a result, it seems to be a good idea to experiment and try out various things/experiments (such as this blog) and see where it takes me.

In my free time, I like to spend time with my friends and girlfriend, read books, travel, run/train and dance – nothing too exciting. I guess once I attain FIRE, I will do more of the above.

You probably have an idea of what FIRE is all about, so I’m not going to start my lecture just yet. The gist of it is that I plan to build enough wealth, which will support me financially without me needing to rely on employment to keep the lights on and food on the table.

You might be asking yourself, why should you read my stuff? I could be a random troll on the internet. Well, I enjoy the occasional trolling as much as the next guy. However, on a more serious note, I’m a Chartered Financial Planner and a Chartered Wealth Manager. My academics include a Master’s degree in Statistics and my favourite colour is blue. I hope that’s enough for now.

As you may have guessed the name WealthPlanner comes from building enough wealth to retire and from one of my work qualifications.

Let the WealthPlanning begin!