Real People who have tried FIRE or manage to really FIRE! Case 1 : Just after three weeks of retirement, he was back to work. Lucky his vacancy was not filled and he got back his old day job. Read? You think it is so easy to retire early???
Case 2 : He took one year no pay leave; but after three months he gave up and went back to work. Case 3 : He took one year no pay leave and finally he realized that working routinely is still better than having to find activities to pass time. Case 4 : She took 6 months no pay leave and went back to work to fulfill the one month notice for retirement. During her 6 months no pay leave; she managed to find some other activities to pass time and survived the six months test. Case 5 : Last chat with him seems that he has finally came to term with boring. No more irregular heart beats that his previous job gave him! Read? "Early" Retirement??? (2)
Last updated : 14 Sep 2019
I am 63 yrs old uncle living in HDB heartland who has achieved financial independence @ 56 and finally retired @ 60 from full-time job as employee on 1 Oct 2016.
Single household income since 1995 with three children.
Currently, two sons and one daughter are working.
I have been doing 20 years of long-term investing and short-term trading in Singapore stock market only since Jan 2000 so I am that so-called Panda or Koala in the investment world.
I am currently executing my Three Taps solution model to maintain sustainable retirement income for life till 2041 @ 85 yrs old.
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