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Publisher's Summary

We all make poor financial decisions sometimes. No one knows this better than J.D. Roth.

In 2004, deep in financial debt, Roth resolved to turn things around. Reading every money book he could, and putting that knowledge into practice, he dug himself out of debt and built enough wealth to retire early. He is now, at the age of 51, financially independent - and on a mission to help others achieve financial freedom, too. No gimmicks, no games. Just proven methods that work.

In this audiobook, Roth takes you inside the trending world of financial independence and early retirement, giving you the tools both to achieve financial independence and to improve the quality of your everyday life. You'll explore the ins and outs of the "FIRE movement", a collection of ideas and habits that allow people to manage their money so they can quit working while they're young. You'll consider the shockingly simple math behind financial freedom. You'll also examine the philosophy and psychology of how - and why - we spend, save, and invest. 

Financial freedom is possible. And no matter what your goals are, these 10 lessons will bring you closer than ever to achieving what that freedom means: happiness, fulfillment, and a rich life.

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About the Creator and Performer

J.D. Roth is an accidental personal finance expert. In 2006, he started the award-winning GetRichSlowly.org, which Money magazine named the web’s most inspiring personal finance blog. In 2009, he published Your Money: The Missing Manual, which Wired co-founder Kevin Kelly called “the best user-guide to personal finance I’ve found.” For four years, Roth contributed the Your Money column to Entrepreneur magazine.

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I expected more from a great courses audio book

I was thoroughly disappointed with this book. the performance was great but, I have multiple great courses audio books and this is one I think could have become a must read for everyone but is merely relegated to that this should have just been an article in a magazine. meh

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great information

Fire! Got it. wise decisions and for thought a recipe for success
. Encouraging my wife to read it also.

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New to Me Outlook on Resiliency and Capital Gains

I really enjoyed the content and delivery of the material. I'll be reviewing and taking notes. The 1st key takeaway includes the 7 stages on path of financial independence and their markers. The 2nd is understanding the impacts of developing time and social capital.

The content included just the right balance of examples/anecdotal info. i greatly appreciated reference to yhe work of others to furthrr my education and research. Highly recommend this course and am looking forward to more from JD Roth!

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Recommended for those who are in their 20's

it is simple to follow and understand. Peefect if you are young and you want to learn about planning for the future.

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started off slow but finished well

I enjoyed listening to this book even though most of the ideas are not new, it's good to be reminded.

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Why You Should Listen to this Course!

I've been following the FIRE movement and pursuing financial independence almost five years. I've read the popular blogs and read many books on financial independence. What impressed me so much about the course is its succinctness and directness. This might be the best 5 hour introduction to the topic that's available.

If you're new to financial independence, give this course a listen and keep an open mind. It's not for everyone, but this course will help you to think about your goals and lifestyle and will help you see money as a tool you can use to improve your life. JD makes the topic easy to understand. If you listen to the end, I guarantee it will be worth your time.

If you're already on the path towards FI, this course will be a strong encouragement to you. It will also go over some of the pitfalls such as the optimization trap and the boredom of the long middle. The course gives you ideas on how to build a life that you will enjoy before and after retirement. Goals and meaningful activities are an important part of a fulfilling life.

If you want to go deeper after the course, JD has also built an excellent website specifically for the course that has great content and visuals. This is a treasure trove for people that are already into FIRE and for beginners! It really goes above and beyond what any reasonable person could expect from an Audible course.

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Great foundational book

Wish I had this in my 20’s. Nice complimentary book to read after the Dave Ramsey book. More details in the retirement pieces.

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A Really Useful Book

It was John Oliver's This Week Tonight where I learned more about the basics of retirement planning than I ever did on the financial house websites. It's a lot more simple than many people make out and it's all about sensible long term choices that are proven to work. This book contains all of that sound advice and adds more. Well worth a "read".

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One of the best book on FI

It is Easy to understand, great principles and examples. One of the best book on FIRE.

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Life changer I’m a CEO of a tech start up Efexzium

And this book has changed my freaking life I wish it was available in Spanish many millions of people need to hear about this!

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