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Growing up with FIRE: These adults on the path to early retirement share lessons from their frugal parents

Alessandra Malito
Growing up with FIRE: These adults on the path to early retirement share lessons from their frugal parents

Achieving financial independence requires making big decisions and sacrifices: Should you downsize your home? Jessica’s parents didn’t call it FIRE, but they retired in their 50s — and probably could have retired even earlier, she said. Now she’s on her own journey to financial independence, and she has internalized the lessons her parents taught her.