The FIRE movement (Financial Independence, Retire Early) is a pretty cool movement that’s catching on with the younger generations. They’re rejecting the standard “life recipe” we’ve all been sold on: go to college, take on a bunch of student loan debt, graduate, get a big mortgage, a nice car or two (with loans of course), have 2.5 kids, take nice vacations and eat in fine restaurants (with food pictures) to show everyone on Facebook and Instagram what an ideal life you have, then work until you die to pay for all of the debt you’ve put yourself in to impress people you don’t even like. FIRE followers are living more minimalist lives, rejecting debt, saving half their income or more. They’re trading “things” for “freedom.” Go FIRE!

Sorry, got a bit carried away there. The answer is we’re already retired and doing this as a give-back to help folks BE. DEBT. FREE. If those folks happen to be young enough, that will surely lead them to the goals of FIRE. We certainly endorse the idea. After all, the borrower is slave to the lender!