Where's the FIRE?

Editor's Views: Why the FIRE movement is attracting converts, the perils of predictions, and cryptocurrencies are caught up in another scandal 

Holly Black 17 July, 2020 | 11:35AM

Editorial

There’s a debate raging around Morningstar at the moment and it centres on the FIRE movement. The philosophy of Financial Independence, Retire Early has gained traction in recent years among people who want to work hard, save hard and then get on with enjoying the rest of their lives.

Our columnists have written hundreds of words on the subject in recent weeks: Christine Benz is a convert to the idea after being initially sceptical, Larissa Fernand thinks there should be more focus on the financial independence and less on the early retirement, and John Rekenthaler wonders how people can really know.

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Holly Black  is Senior Editor, Morningstar.co.uk

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