We, Emily and James Lowery, are a married couple in our mid-twenties who are racing to FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) as quickly as possible. We are utilizing traditional retirement accounts (401k, Roth IRA), and rental property income to reach our FIRE goal of retiring by 30 years old. By optimizing our spending habits, maximizing our savings rate, and eliminating any unnecessary spending we fully expect to meet our goal. Our hope with this blog is to give useful advice, tips, and help others learn from our mistakes so we can motivate others to break out of the norm of “paycheck to paycheck” living and become financially responsible.