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Last week, Suze Orman called FIRE “dumb and stupid.”

Mind-the Gap Paula Pant “When I was 30 I was dumb and stupid as well, okay?,” she said in an interview with Yahoo! Finance, adding that she’s “pissed off” at people pursuing early retirement. But since then, she’s taken more time to learn about the movement — and she’s in support. In a Facebook post titled “What I Hate — and Love — about FIRE,” Suze writes: “Financial independence – count me in! “Retire early – yikes, that’s where I jump off the bandwagon. “… in my world, retirement means not working. Full stop. I was told that this was indeed the focus of FIRE, and that early was 30s or 40s, not 55. The math of that makes absolutely no sense. And I said so. “But now I realize that I was given bad information. Retire Early for FIRE followers is not about stopping work completely. It is about stopping work that you don’t like, or just do for the money, and finding work that you actually enjoy, and that fulfills you. “Hello! We are so on the same page. In fact, I have been telling people that they should never work at a job they hate … If you want to retire from a long commute, a corporate hierarchy you loathe and work that you don’t loo
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