Doug and Carl talk to Longmontian Justin Robbins about how to broach the subject of FIRE with other humans (and if it’s even a good idea)!
- How Justin turned getting laid off into a great experience
- Discovering FIRE
Telling non-FIRE people about FIRE
- Carl is a FIsplainer
- How Justin quit his job
- Why are American identities so tied up in work?
- Is FIRE a cult? And will it ever be mainstream?
- Justin’s biggest challenge in retirement
- Why Carl thinks FIRE is the best life hack ever
- Justin’s Instagram
- Justin’s Youtube Channel
- Justin’s TikTok
- Justin’s Twitter
- Longmont’s Tower of Compassion
- Doug’s site – Check out the NEW Sleep Post.
- Carl’s blog: 1500 Days
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2:17 Justin’s background
8:17 Discovering the FIRE movement
15:15 Thoughts on retirement and going back to work
19:17 The importance of having a supportive partner
22:23 Telling non-FIRE people about FIRE
24:31 Misunderstanding FI
26:32 The ”What do you do for work?” question
32:18 Should we bother telling other people about FIRE?
36:59 Is the FIRE community a cult?
38:20 Why FI will never be mainstream
43:45 Advice for approaching early retirement
45:36 Exercising your mind
49:54 The impact of inflation on early retirement
53:51 Lessons and challenges
59:21 Why FIRE is the best life hack
1:03:36 The perfect day
1:05:31 Where to find Justin on social media