The Fire That Changed My Life

Mr. Enchumbao

I work for a large investment management company helping people save for traditional retirement. During my spare time, I help others save for financial independence and early retirement by writing for Enchumbao. My journey to FI began in 2012. I was in a lot of debt back then, but I turned things around and became debt free a few years later. My wife and I reached financial independence in 2017 and are preparing to retire by 2020.

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6 Responses

  1. Mrs. Goodlife says:

    I had a similar epiphany about the “American dream” and need just as little as you guys to be happy. It took me a lot longer to realize that material things and living someone else’s definition of a successful life were making me miserable and distracting me from what is important in life. Now we are on the path to financial independence and living life to the fullest. Thanks for inspiring and continue to do so with every post!

    • MrEnchumbao says:

      That’s great! I’m sure that life tastes very different for you now, as it does for us. Cheers to financial independence and thanks for the encouragement!

  2. LM says:

    My fire moment was when a close family member got cancer at a relatively healthy age. It made me realized I may not have have all the time in the world like people say, and to look at my time as an expensive commodity. Thanks for your thoughts!

    • MrEnchumbao says:

      An unexpected event of that caliber can definitely get you to look at your time here in a different way. Thanks for reading, LM!

  3. Bladimir Mercedes says:

    Thanks for this great article and for sharing this familiar story.

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