The Fresh Prince of Bel-Fire

I’ve been inspired by my good friend over at FI Fighter who recently got all creative and posted a poem of prophetic proportion, which was of course on the subject of FI and his never ceasing march towards this goal. Read it here! He also mentioned The Fresh Prince in that post and it sparked the old noggin into remembering I wrote something a few months ago in a similar vein. So I thought the time was nigh to dig it out and share my gift with the world. Just a bit of fun really, hope it brings a smile to your face! πŸ™‚

An ode to MMM and ERE

Now this is a story all about how
My life got flipped turned upside down

So I’d like to take a minute, just sit in attendance
I’ll tell you how I came across a concept called financial independence

In…. west London, England, working for pay
In the office was where I spent most of my day

Meetings, competing, managers bleating non stop
If you want to get ahead you better work till you drop

When a couple of websites, came on the scene
Like mr money mustache and early retirement extreme

I read through one little article and my mind was blown
I realised my house could be a work and consumer sukka free zone!

I whipped all my finances and myself into gear
Started saving and investing now my future was clearer

If anything you could say a new passion was stirred
So I thought why not start a blog and help spread the word!?

I set up a blog, so many grand visions in my head
Of an ER movement starting right from my bed.

So let’s work, save, play and live smarter
And I hope you’ll all come join me, yours, theFIREstarter.x