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My Plan for Financial Independence, Retire Early (FIRE)


Baruch alumnus and financial literacy expert Alan Chen is not a fan of working until his 60s before retiring. Of course, he doesn't plan to retire in his 20s, either. According to Alan, we have to be reasonable and take a measurable and financially responsible approach to saving for an early retirement. For those new to the workforce or those already planning for 'FIRE' (Financial Independence, Retire Early), join this webinar and learn how Alan plans to retire early.

About Alan Chen ('17):
Hello! My name is Alan and I'm an alumnus of Macaulay Honors College at Baruch College. You would think after attending business school, I would know how to manage my personal finances. Unfortunately financial literacy is not a skill taught in schools. I come from a low-income family and have seen firsthand the negative effects of poor money management and not saving early enough for retirement. My goal is to help people retire happily. By day, I write code as a software engineer; by night, I study financial literacy. I am very interested in technology startups. Right now, I'm working on a FinTech startup that I believe will change the world.