Stuff We Like

If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants”
Much as suggested by Sir Isaac Newton, we owe a monumental debt to people in the FIRE movement. We’ll add more here as we find it.

One of the most brilliant things about FIRE for someone who wants to learn is that people are so generous in sharing their knowledge and understanding. This is how we got our start and we continue to be inspired.
Millennial Revolution
Mr Money Moustache
We Want Guac
A Purple Life
New Escapologist

So many FIRE blogs have produced books! However, if there’s one book that should really be read by everyone…
Your Money Or Your Life

Other books that have been hugely influential in our thinking and decision making:

  • The Simple Path to Wealth (JL Collins)
  • Quit Like A Millionaire (Kristy Shen & Bryce Leung)
  • The Richest Man in Babylon (George S. Clason)
  • The Psychology of Money (Morgan Housel)
  • The Millionaire Next Door/ The Next Millionaire Next Door (Thomas J. Stanley, Sarah Stanley Fallaw)
  • Playing with FIRE (including the film!) (Scott Riekens)
  • Millionaire Expat/ Millionaire Teacher (Andrew Hallam)
  • I Will Teach You To Be Rich (Ramit Sethi)

In keeping with the DIY ethos of our manifesto, we use a few different things that have made FIRE, this blog etc easier to track & manage.

Vultr – Our hosting platform. Cheap, reliable and something we’ve been using for various self-hosted services for several years.

Firefly III – I don’t think it’s possible to reach FIRE without tracking your expenses. How would you be able to work out your FIRE number otherwise? We use Firefly, along with a super-handy iOS shortcut to make adding transactions easy on the go. Some people use things like YNAB. We run a solution ourselves.

Reeder – An RSS reader. You won’t find us on social media as we want to avoid FAAMG-style companies as much as possible. We recommend an RSS reader for your news. Incidentally, our feed address is