With Canadians living longer and healthcare costs on the rise, it’s no wonder retirement is a centrepiece of financial planning conversations. But while the vast majority are on the well-worn path of retirement by their 60s, a small but growing cohort are striking out on a different journey.

“The FIRE movement has given people an opportunity to break out of societal norms,” says Andrea Thompson, an advice-only, fee-for-service financial planner at Modern Cents based in Toronto. “Movements like FIRE are opening more possibilities for people to actually formulate the lives they want to live.”

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