How one millennial managed to save almost $1 million in 10 years without ever earning a salary of more than $75,000

Shawn Langlois
How one millennial managed to save almost $1 million in 10 years without ever earning a salary of more than $75,000

FIRE refers to the “financial independence, retire early” movement bubbling up in the younger generation these days as a pathway out of the grind — slash expenses, save a bundle and enjoy the freedom that approach ultimately allows. Using the name FluffayPenguin, one anonymous thirtysomething took to Reddit to illustrate his FIRE blueprint, which allowed him to graduate college in 2008 and build a small chunk of change all the way up to $930,000 in savings.