Hello, I'm Latestarterfire 🙋

As the name suggests, I am a late starter to FIRE 🔥 I discovered the Financial Independence Retire Early (FIRE) movement when I was 47. That is just a tad older than the average person who is pursuing FIRE, many of whom aim to retire early at 30 or 40 years old.

I am proof that it is never too old to start your FIRE journey. I now have a plan to retire at 55 and am no longer anxious about my retirement. This is a far cry from the me who woke up in a cold sweat at 47, terrified of having to work for the next 20 years in a highly stressful job. 

My blog, Latestarterfire is where I write about the ups and downs of my own FIRE journey. I share tips and what I've found useful in addition to updating you on my progress.

My passion is to help and support other late starters, particularly those just discovering FIRE in their 40s and 50s to begin their journey today. The Late Starter to FI series feature real life examples of late starters who share their stories, strategies and progress to FIRE.

Achieving financial independence and retiring early(ish) is possible for late starters 🎉