Universal basic income experiments and other plans that seek to distribute free money seem wonderful considering so many people struggle to make ends meet because of their limited incomes. In the U.S., many legislators have called for federal and or/state governments to trial these economic policies. One recent proposal actually calls for people to receive money from the government even if they are unwilling to work……….
Scott Rieckens has the zeal of a convert. The 35-year-old first heard about the FIRE (financial independence, retire early) movement in February 2017. Now he is finishing a documentary, Playing With FIRE, which follows his frugal journey from beachy Coronado, Calif., to affordable Bend, Ore., with his wife, Taylor, and their 2-year-old daughter. Along the way, Rieckens, a former creative director and partner in a video production company, sought the advice of other extreme savers who have left their day jobs in their 30s or 40s to spend the rest of their lives pursuing exciting work and leisure…..