Start today!

Hi all

While I know from myself that it is often tempting to get all information before starting on a new journey there is so much information available that you might never get around to starting. Like I pointed out in my previous post your savings rate is by far the most important metric in determining your time to FIRE. So, in this post I will focus on getting started saving and then my next post will specify what to do with the money you save.

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Why reduced spending is the most significant change you can make

If you read along in my previous posts you’d know that I advocate:

  • Spend less than you earn
  • Invest the difference

This is very simply put what you need to do. Taking it one step further – in order to maximize progress, you’ll need to:

  • Cut spending as much as you can while still enjoying life
  • Increase salary as much as you can or get additional sources of income
  • Invest in a way that earns you the best possible investment return

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FIRE basics

Just so that we’re all on the same page I’ll write a small introduction to Financial Independence for those that didn’t encounter the term before.

Financial independence: When you live in a way so that you don’t have to go to work to support your lifestyle.

This can be done in a few ways in Denmark:

  1. Bonderøvsstyle: Buy and pay off a small property then live off the land. Trade certain commodities for what you need.
  2. Traditional retirement: Work for 40-50 years and then live on a combination of folkepension (public pension) and your savings.
  3. Investor: Save a large portion of your income. Invest it and live off the interest.

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