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Summary of Playing with FIRE by Scott Rieckens | Free Audiobook

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Learn how to gain financial independence by joining the FIRE movement and investing in your future and retiring early. What does your life look like right now? Do you wake up, go to work, do your work duties, leave at 5:00, head home, cook dinner, and then start over again tomorrow? How long do you plan to live this life? Until you turn 65? Well, with the FIRE approach you can achieve financial independence much quicker. FIRE stands for Financially Independent Retire Early and the basis is to simply cut down your yearly spending and invest your savings. Through compound interest and the right investments, you can achieve enough wealth to fund your lifestyle for an eternity! Sounds too good to be true, but anyone can achieve financial independence by following the FIRE approach. Playing With FIRE follows Scott Reickens and his family as they begin their new lifestyle change. Learn about Scott’s firsthand experience in adopting the FIRE ideals and see how you can cut down your own spending, align your spending habits with your values, and gain financial independence in record time. Do you want more free book summaries like this? Download our app for free at https://www.QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries. DISCLAIMER: This book summary is meant as a preview and not a replacement for the original book. If you like this summary please consider purchasing the original book to get the full experience as the original author intended it to be. If you are the original author of any book on QuickRead and would like us to remove it, please contact us at hello@quickread.com

19mins

27 Mar 2021

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77: Playing With FIRE by Scott Rieckens

Market Today

Playing With FIRE - How Far Would You Go for Financial Freedom? by Scott Rieckens. While stuck in traffic one sunny morning, Scott Rieckens discovered a podcast that would change his life forever. Its compelling words spoke to him at the right time in his life. Scott was ready for a change. He had been searching for the million-dollar idea that would help him get more out of life. The podcast was about reaching financial independence at a young age. It spoke to questioning the status quo, putting happiness ahead of everything else by setting a real-life goal and, most importantly, reaching it. Scott Rieckens was hooked. He knew he had discovered his million-dollar idea. FIRE was the conduit by which he would build a new life—a life of freedom from the 9-to-5, freedom from financial stress, and with a clear goal in sight. Are you ready to discover your own path toward true happiness?

38mins

8 Feb 2021

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YFP 188: Playing with FIRE: An Interview with Scott Rieckens

Your Financial Pharmacist

On this episode, sponsored by Insuring Income, Scott Rieckens, author of Playing with FIRE, joins Tim Ulbrich to talk about his journey towards achieving FIRE. Scott digs into the ins and outs of the FIRE movement, why he and his wife decided to leave their friends and family in San Diego, how to calculate your early retirement number, and strategies for implementing your own FIRE plan.  Mentioned on the Show: Insuring Income: Get Quotes and Apply for Term Life and Disability Insurance  Playing with FIRE Playing with FIRE: How Far Would You Go for Financial Freedom by Scott Rieckens Playing with FIRE: The Documentary Mr. Money Mustache: Financial Independence Podcast Mr. Money Mustache: The Mad Fientist FIRE Retirement Calculator YFP Planning: Financial Planning for Pharmacists Jonathan Mendonsa ChooseFI Vicki Robin Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence by Vicki Robin and Joe Domingues The Minimalists Brad Barrett Follow Playing with FIRE on Twitter: @playwithfireco Follow Playing with FIRE on Instagram: @playwithfireco

40mins

28 Jan 2021

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"Playing With FIRE" Author & Documentary Creator Scott Rieckens #010

Average Money

🎥Watch The MOVIE: https://amzn.to/38CzNm6 🔥Get The Book: https://amzn.to/2Yz5ynN 😮Get Audio Book FOR FREE!! https://amzn.to/2JEf2M6✅FIRE Tools: https://playingwithfire.coToday we sit down with Scott Rieckens, an Emmy-nominated film/video producer, serial entrepreneur, and author of Playing With FIRE. Scott, and his wife Taylor, dedicated three years of their lives changing the course of their future and bringing to light the idea of Financial Independence. In this episode we talk about the sacrifices they made, what it was like creating a documentary, and their life since the movie. Scott's approach to not only money, but life in general, is something that can be an inspiration to us all. His journey reaches way beyond money to a life that is simpler and filled with happiness.  DISCLAIMER: This description contain affiliate links. This means that if you click on one of the product links, We’ll receive a small commission at no cost to you; all of which helps grow the Podcast! Thank you for your support!

57mins

16 Nov 2020

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Playing with FIRE | Scott Rieckens

The FI Show

Today's episode features the star of the Playing With Fire documentary, Scott Rieckens.Scott found himself saving 8% an heading towards a lifestyle that seemed unsustainable.The FIRE movement showed him that his value/happiness was not aligned with his spending.Scott and his wife made an amazing transformation and shared it with the world.Listen, learn, and let us know what you think about Scott's amazing journey.Episode SummaryScott's Background His Dad was in the Navy so he picked up and move many times. His Mom would always try to pick up a job at the new location She also handled the bills and investing outside the pension At a certain point, Scott realized his lifestyle wasn't sustainable He was trying to take on more and his spending was also increasing Then he found the FIRE community That took his focus just from income streams to also include responsible spendingEntrepreneur Focus Scott found himself laid off three years after college He and a friend spent three months to put together a business plan They raised a couple hundred thousand dollars to build an indoor golf center But as they worked the projections, they ended up scrapping the idea Then he goes back to the drawing board and back to the small business center for help When Scott goes there for advice, the advisor realizes Scott has social media experience In 2009, very few people had this experience and the advisor encouraged him to pursue that route From then on, he's been an entrepreneur Scott recommends the book The War of Art for entrepreneursEmbracing FIRE Scott recalls the Chautauqua trip in Ecuador with people from the FIRE movement There he learned that if this didn't work, he'd just be going back to work like everyone else That realization made him feel much more comfortable with the attempt at hitting FIRE Scott then breaks down why everyone doesn't embrace a journey of financial independence Not being in the right place in life or being afraid of what they could uncover We also talk about the taboo around moneyPlaying With Fire Scott's original idea was to go around interviewing people about the movement Then it swapped to him actually going through the journey and transformation He talks about how difficult and invasive the documentary Scott also the moments the camera missed Now Scott is taking the Playing With FIRE brand into a PodcastKey Takeaways Awakening: It's so cool to listen to someone explain the process of totally shifting your outlook on life as Scott did with his spending Strong Minds: We love all the parallels Jed draws between his mindset and process in the NFL to be successful on the outsideCall to ActionMake a list of the 5 things that you value the most and that brings you the most happiness. Then reflect on what percentage of your budget is spent on items from this list.Join the CommunityWe’d love to hear your comments and questions about this week’s episode. Here are some of the best ways to stay in touch and get involved in The FI Show community! Sign up for our exclusive newsletter Join our Facebook Group Leave us a voicemail Send an email to contact [at] TheFIshow [dot] comIf you like what you hear, please leave a rating/review!The FI show on iTunesThe FI show on AndroidCheck out our PartnersWe are completely obsessed with tracking our net worth to understand our current financial positions (you should be too). Instead of spending dozens of hours adding up all our assets and subtracting our debts, we use a free service called Personal Capital.This free, easy-to-use portfolio management tool aggregates all of your financial data and helps to track your spending, net worth, and investment accounts. Keeping track of your money has never been easier. With 1.6 million users and growing, this platform is becoming a leader in its industry.

55mins

12 May 2020

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Scott Rieckens (Playing with FIRE): Finding Financial Education, Perspective, and Freedom (EP.95)

The Rational Reminder Podcast

The recent film, Playing with FIRE details the particulars of the FIRE Movement in a way that is accessible, informative, and impactful. Both Cameron and Ben were hugely impressed with the film and the argument it makes for the framework of FIRE. Today we are joined by the producer and star of the film, Scott Rieckens, to discuss the movie and his own journey to reach financial independence. In much the same way that the film does, Scott makes a compelling and inspiring argument for the central philosophy of the movement, emphasizing what many of us will agree are the most important part of our lives and the way we can think about these to maximize our health and happiness. We discuss values and decision making, and how the FIRE perspective accounts for psychological and emotional changes to what is meaningful in your life. Scott explains the reframing that occurs with the system and the important aspects of it, especially those that matter in an introductory setting. We talk about communication and upkeep, the 4% rule, and the individual nature of your own financial strategy. Ultimately the ideas of FIRE are just ways to think about what is really important to you and your family and they provide a way to focus and enhance these. For this truly inspiring and potentially life-changing discussion, be sure to listen in with on the Rational Reminder! Key Points From This Episode: Scott's own understanding of FIRE and what it comes to mean in his life. [0:04:25.4] The initial connection that Scott had with the FIRE movement before making the film. [0:05:23.2] Shared values and finding common financial ground in a life-partnership. [0:08:50.8] Mental changes that Scott and his wife, Taylor, made in response to the ideas of FIRE. [0:11:57.5] Reframing your decisions and the necessary information to do this. [0:18:01.9] Social changes and the impacts of the philosophical alterations Scott made. [0:22:48.1] How Scott has communicated these ideas to his daughter as she has grown older. [0:29:51.4] Scott's complete gratefulness for his new relationship with money. [0:33:23.8] First steps to take in the process toward financial independence. [0:37:27.4] Getting a grip on the '4% Rule and how it can guide your decisions. [0:41:39.6] Increasing income versus decreasing spending and adjusting accordingly. [0:46:41.2] Applying these ideas to something beyond our selfish needs. [0:51:05.4] The multitude of things we can all do with more time in retirement! [0:56:05.4] Comparing the changing definition of success for Scott. [0:58:11.4] The information that is now available for a framework for happiness. [1:01:55.4]

1hr 4mins

23 Apr 2020

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Playing With Fire, The Story Behind the Film, with Scott Rieckens

The MapleMoney Show

Have you ever thought about altering the entire course of your life? Of packing up, and leaving behind everything you know? How about filming a documentary about the entire experience? That’s exactly what Scott Rieckens did. Scott, along with his wife Taylor, are the subjects of a recently released documentary, titled Playing with FIRE. The film takes viewers along the journey that led Scott and his wife to give up their comfortable San Diego lifestyle in pursuit of financial independence. Scott joins me this week to share some of his story, and discuss what it was like to shoot a documentary. You can find the show notes for this episode at https://maplemoney.com/scottrieckens It’s February, which means that time is running out to make your RRSP contribution for the 2019 tax year. Opening an RRSP through our sponsor, Wealthsimple, can get you a bigger refund while helping you save on investment fees. MapleMoney readers get $10,000 managed for free by opening a new account, or by transferring their RRSP to Wealthsimple. To open your RRSP, head to https://maplemoney.com/wealthsimple today.

31mins

12 Feb 2020

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Scott Rieckens: Playing with FIRE

The NewRetirement Podcast

The thirty-fourth NewRetirement podcast. This time, Steve Chen is joined by guest Scott Rieckens — two-time Emmy-nominated filmmaker and F.I.R.E. enthusiast — and discusses Scott's new documentary: Playing with FIRE.Recording, editing done by Davorin Robison.© 2019 NewRetirement Inc.

57mins

30 Dec 2019

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Playing with FIRE by Scott Rieckens | Summary | Free Audiobook

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Want more free audiobooks like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries Learn how to gain financial independence by joining the FIRE movement and investing in your future and retiring early. What does your life look like right now? Do you wake up, go to work, do your work duties, leave at 5:00, head home, cook dinner, and then start over again tomorrow? How long do you plan to live this life? Until you turn 65? Well, with the FIRE approach you can achieve financial independence much quicker. FIRE stands for Financially Independent Retire Early and the basis is to simply cut down your yearly spending and invest your savings. Through compound interest and the right investments, you can achieve enough wealth to fund your lifestyle for an eternity! Sounds too good to be true, but anyone can achieve financial independence by following the FIRE approach. Playing With FIRE follows Scott Reickens and his family as they begin their new lifestyle change. Learn about Scott’s firsthand experience in adopting the FIRE ideals and see how you can cut down your own spending, align your spending habits with your values, and gain financial independence in record time.

20mins

4 Dec 2019

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How to Find the Right Savings Rate for Your Family's Financial Independence - with Scott Rieckens

Marriage Kids and Money

Scott Rieckens and his wife Taylor are pursuing financial independence. They are working on finding the right savings rate for their family. And it's not that easy.

47mins

21 Jul 2019

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