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Many Americans work their entire lives and end up retiring with nothing. But a group of frugal obsessives is challenging that.

They call their approach FIRE: “financial independence, retire early.”

Amy X. Wang, the assistant managing editor of The New York Times Magazine, looks at the people behind this growing movement and their bid to rethink how long we work.


  • Amy X. Wang, the assistant managing editor of The New York Times Magazine.

Wong in his living room putting together a puzzle with screens of social media and video games behind him.
Allen Wong created a police-scanner app so popular that it allowed him to retire at age 25.Maggie Shannon for The New York Times

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Amy X. Wang contributed reporting.

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