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From two leaders of the FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) movement, a bold, contrarian guide to retiring at any age, with a reproducible formula to financial independence.

A bull***t-free guide to growing your wealth, retiring early, and living life on your own terms.

Kristy Shen retired with a million dollars at the age of 31, and she did it without hitting a home run on the stock market, starting the next Snapchat in her garage, or investing in hot real estate. Learn how to cut down on spending without decreasing your quality of life, build a million-dollar portfolio, fortify your investments to survive bear markets and black-swan events, and use the 4 percent rule and the Yield Shield - so you can quit the rat race forever. Not everyone can become an entrepreneur or a real estate baron; the rest of us need Shen's mathematically proven approach to retire decades before 65.

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©2019 Bryce Leung, Kristy Shen (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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Some good tips and thinking

The book is a great story on her life. It also holds some good tips even if you do not live in Canada or USA. What I liked about the book is how it made me think, review and challenge the current status quo or assumed ‘path of life’. The chapter on how to manage when you have kids should be less opinionated though. It assumes world educators to the best option for all kids and the chapter focussed more on debusting the assumed cost to raise a child rather than providing more of the previous chapters tips and food for thought. Overall a good book and one that makes us challenge our status quo. It will be interesting to know how the author would write this book in the current covid world since a large part of their life is based on travel to reduce living expenses...

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It is a story book,

It is a story book, no valuable lessons. I was expected investments advices. It is good for teenagers not for seniors.

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a new idea is worth so much!

love it, only problem with it was to much cussing... totally unnecessary! beside this - totally worth my time and money. well spent!

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  • Artie Fufkin
  • 06-11-2019

US and Canada focussed

70% of this book is relevant only to the US and Canada. Useless for UK.

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  • Lisa
  • 08-01-2020

How to get rich: avoid tax 😒

While there are some intriguing discussions in this about growing up incredibly poor and learning to prioritize one’s spending and make good choices of employment/investment, it lost me at the chapter on how to (legally) avoid paying any tax. While the author clearly grew up as part of an awful regime, she herself describes how she was angry with “rich people” who paid a smaller percentage to society than poor people, but then describes how she learned to be one of them. Somewhere earlier in the book there’s discussion of how one only needs a certain amount of income to really be comfortable (after which it’s just an endless quest for more endorphins). I’m wondering how after that point it is ok to intentionally take away from the society you would presumably like to build up. Giving something back in charity after not paying a fair share in tax is still unjust. There surely is some middle ground between ‘get rich quick’ and ‘screw schools, hospitals, and social welfare’ and communist China? I liked the author and narrator of this book, especially after her shrewd attempts to help get herself and her family out of poverty. But the instructions on how to avoid tax (which don’t apply outside the U.S. or Canada anyway) were really disappointing.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-11-2020

Great reproducible advise

I found this book a revelations, great advise on how to maximise your savings. The only down side is that it’s based on the American system. A lot of the methods are not applicable in the uk. Nevertheless, a book of food for thoughts. Makes you want to research for similar methods in your own country.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-09-2020

Very good

I liked that this book covered 3 stages of building wealth: no money, middle class, and wealthy. I found many good tips. it was also an easy, entertaining listen

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  • Andy
  • 10-04-2020

USA based tax advice

This book will help with taxation for all those who live in the USA, in the UK a lot of this books content would not apply.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-02-2020

Brilliant book

This is a fantastic and hugely practical book. Everyone should read or listen to this as young as possible! I have developed my plan for retirement off the back of this book. It’s similar but a little different to your plan but totally inspired by this book.

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  • Adam Donaldson
  • 13-02-2020

interesting

great story, but for most people people in the West with a modest job and enough to go on holiday once a year gives them a purpose in life, without it they struggle to adapt and get depressed. we all need a purpose in life Kristy found hers.

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  • jessica
  • 11-12-2019

A roadmap to FIRE

An interesting and detailed roadmap to FIRE including details on ETFs and other long term investments

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  • Toby H.
  • 27-11-2019

Awesome audio book

Great book easy to listen to and flows nicely. Only issue for me is that it is best for Canadians or Americans (obviously as the author is Canadian) and not for UK people. I've given it 5* because it's absolute gold for Canadians and Americans!

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