Ah, the original FIRE anthem.
Obviously the song is a little bit dated (written in 2001 I believe) and there are limits as to the FIRE lifestyle one may reasonably finance with $1M today. But it is probably not a stretch to say that, this song served as inspiration for many FIRE compatriots when they were starting out.
I am 35 going on 36 in 3 months' time. And I am pleased to announce that, excluding any CPF funds, my total Assets Under Management (AUM) crossed the milestone 1M mark this month.
Almost didn't make it due to a particularly annoying Telco. But luckily the huge dividend payout in June and my extra weekend work income mitigated this and propelled me over this psychological finishing line.
As the adage goes, "the first million is the hardest." Quite right I must say.
No resting on laurels. This is only the beginning. I can feel the FIRE burning in me now. Onward my fellow brethren in arms.
It is time to break our shackles. For we have nothing to lose but our chains.