Have you read today’s article about FIRE in the NZZ? Although I expected from them to be critical (NZZ readers are mostly really old-school), I am very disappointed about the article.
In my opinion, the “so-called” finance expert’s strongly underestimate our community. They claim that we do not do our calculations correctly and forget to take into account basic things like the AHV/AVS-contributions or inflation. I guess they did not read any FIRE-blogs or -forums and the only reason they disagree with FIRE is because we invest in low-cost ETF’s and the banks and other financial institutions get much less money out of it.
For me that would be an understandable argument, but please “finance experts” have the decency to say it and stop telling the world that FIRE-members do not know how to do some simple calculations.
So I had to get it out
What’s your opinion about this article?