Chris Hutchins

There’s no government plan to pay for your life if you didn’t save enough. And if there is… One, I’m not sure it’s enough, two, I’m not sure it’ll be there.

Chris Hutchins is a an avid life hacker, financial optimizer and host of the top ranked podcast All the Hacks, where I share my quest to upgrade my life without having to spend a fortune. These passions have led me to being featured in a documentary on Financial Independence called Playing with Fire and collecting millions of points and miles.

He's also the Head of New Product Strategy at Wealthfront, where I’m focused on making products to help people build wealth through investing. I joined the company after my startup Grove was acquired in 2016

I’ve been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and CNBC. Previously, I was an investor at Google Ventures, co-founded Milk (acquired by Google) and built an organization called LaidOffCamp.

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A documentary about the FIRE movement and one family's quest to achieve financial independence and retire early. Available on the following:

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A perfect follow up on the film to dive deeper into the philosophies and "how-tos of the FIRE movement"
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Reading material

We have assembled the foundational information to get your start on the right foot down the FIRE path to financial independence.

The Role of Frugality in FIRE

Dive into the transformative world of financial independence with a refreshing take on frugality versus being cheap. Embrace the art of living well without living beyond your means, and find out how being frugal, not cheap, can unlock the door to your financial liberation.

Understanding the 4% Rule

Retirement withdrawal strategies are anything but one-size-fits-all. For many FIRE fans, determining how much to withdraw each year requires a balance between ensuring your savings last and meeting your current financial needs.

The Importance of Savings Rate in FIRE

Explore the essential role of savings rate in the FIRE movement for achieving financial independence and early retirement. Learn how to balance frugality, investment strategies, and lifestyle to accelerate your journey towards financial freedom.