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Playing with FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early) by Scott Rieckens, Review

Playing with FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early): What Would You Do for Financial Freedom?

by Scott Rieckens

What if the one thing that could make you happy was a few simple choices away? A successful entrepreneur living in Southern California, Scott Rieckens felt like he had a dream life: A happy marriage, a two-year-old daughter, a membership to a boat club, and a BMW in the driveway.

But underneath the surface, Scott was creatively stifled, depressed, and overworked trying to help pay for his family’s beach-town lifestyle. Then one day Scott listened to a podcast interview that changed everything. Three months later, he had quit his job, convinced his family to leave their home, and cut their expenses in half.

Follow Scott as he devotes everything to F.I.R.E., a sub-culture obsessed with maximizing wealth and happiness. In a time when rates of both consumerism and depression are skyrocketing, Playing with FIRE is one family’s journey to acquire the one thing that money can’t buy: a simpler ― and happier ― life.

 

About The Author:

Scott Rieckens is an Emmy-nominated film/video producer, serial entrepreneur, and author. Scott has spent his career as a storyteller connecting people with ideas. Along the way, Scott’s work has generated millions of views, created partnerships with brands like Microsoft, NBC, FOX, Taylor Guitars, BMW, and WIRED magazine and received two Emmy nominations.

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