Ryan Holiday

Best-selling author, expert on marketing, culture, and the human condition.

Ryan Holiday is the bestselling author of Trust Me, I’m Lying; The Obstacle Is the Way; Ego Is the Enemy; Conspiracy and most recently, Stillness Is The Key.

His work has been translated into over 30 languages and has appeared everywhere from the New York Times to Fast Company.

His company, Brass Check, has advised companies such as Google, TASER, and Complex, as well as multiplatinum musicians and some of the biggest authors in the world.

He lives in Austin, Texas.

To me the point of all this should be to take more risks. Financial independence shouldn’t make you more conservative, it shouldn’t limit your options. The whole point is it should be expanding the amount of options that you have.

— Ryan Holiday

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A documentary about the FIRE movement and one families 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.

How to Reach Financial Independence

Now that you know what FIRE is and why there is a growing movement of people who are aspiring to reach FIRE — or who have already succeeded — you might start wondering if this is something you could achieve.

Playing with FIRE forward

Playing with FIRE book forward written by Pete Adeney, a.k.a. Mr. Money Mustache

What is the Mega-Backdoor Roth Strategy?

Individuals with high incomes are usually not allowed to use a Roth IRA, but a mega-backdoor Roth conversion strategy is one way for these individuals to contribute up to $39,500 to a Roth IRA, get the tax-free benefits on the growth of these monies, and then withdraw the funds in retirement.