About Retire Hacks

”Welcome to Retire Hacks, a blog about financial independence, retiring early and living life on your own terms. I'm Miss Fire - a thirty-something immigrant who has not only made it in the United States but has thrived to the point of financial independence. I made it - so can you.
Retire Hacks invites you to join me on my continued journey of attaining the American Dream. I really believe that Financial Independence and Retire Early (FIRE) is for everyone regardless of national origin, gender, race, religion or lived experience.

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 Join us on our FIRE Journey!

I came to the USA at the age of 21. English was my third language and it came with a thick accent. America was the land of opportunity – my chance to live the American dream. I came with the potential of the world in front of me. But it wasn’t always easy – through my journey I’ve had a number of people tell me to go back to my country (they could never figure out the right one), close doors in my face, and tell me to quit.

Throughout it all, one thing in common has been my determination. I have never quit, and I have sacrificed a lot to be in the position I am now.  That’s what this blog will show you – how you can accomplish anything you put your mind to. I will give you action plans, ideas and motivation for you to get the job done. You set the dream, and I can show you how to accomplish it.

My story is just of one of many. You will hear a diverse number of stories on this blog, of all different kinds of people who are battling towards financial independence.  Different people have so many things to teach and will offer viewpoints on living their life on their own terms that will allow you to determine what does and doesn’t work for you. As you hear those stories, you will be able to follow along with others as they attempt to find financial independence. You can fight along with them, as we all follow each other’s journeys.

Our life is an accumulation of our decisions. Start your journey to living life on your own terms! Wherever you’re at in life, it’s never too late.

Journeys are way more fun with company! We all have things to learn and we all have things to teach. 


One of the most important aspects of the FIRE journey we're about to go on is the relationships we all form. Love is the foundation of my life, personal and business. Together on this journey let's live life on our own terms - financially and spiritually. My desire is that you not only attain your goals but do so with love.

“Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up”- D. Karnazes.