Fire By Forty

Hey, I’m Ash. Welcome to my website.

At the time of writing (mid-August, 2020), I’m a 25 year old Australian embarking on my journey towards financial independence & retiring early (aka FIRE, for those in the community).

My goal is to retire on or before my 40th birthday, hence the name of the website.

What is this website? Good question.

  • A place for me to document my progress towards FIRE
  • A place for me to discuss various topics such as frugality, minimalism, and of course, money
  • A place for me to create & curate various tools & calculators to help facilitate FIRE

And, I’m sure, it’ll be a whole lot more than that too.

But for now, that’s the general idea.

I’ll be upfront with you: I’m a busy guy.

I’ve got a full-time job, a wonderful partner, a great family, and a bunch of awesome friends. I also tend to start more side-projects than I can handle.

So rather than overextending myself with this new venture, I think I’ll start off slow.

For now, I’m going to be sticking to monthly net worth updates. One per month – Twelve per year. As (if) the website grows and I have other ideas, I’ll post more frequently.

Oh, and to keep to the theme of retiring by my 40th birthday, my very first net worth update will go live on my 26th birthday (the 8th of September).


Well, that about does it for the intro. See you in the first net worth update!