Playing with FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early)

One of the better books on FIRE, Scott tells the story of how he and his wife turned their back on their high-spending lifestyle in order to focus on what really matters: being able to spend time doing the things they love doing. They went from earning $140k and spending $120k a year to earning the same and spending half that amount, moving from California to Bend, OR, cooking more/all meals at home, investing their savings in an index fund, giving up a car lease in order to buy one for $5k, etc. Not as annoying as it could be, and brimming with the kind of practical common sense advice that everyone needs to be reminded of.