The FIRE movement

For those of you who conform to the stereotype of retiring after the age of 65, this might just be a bias. A well-organised retirement plan should not depend on your age, but instead your financial wellbeing!

Recently, there has been a rising trend called F.I.R.E in the investing world, equivalent to “financial independence, retire early”. This aims to encourage investors to improve their financial conditions thus achieving early retirement. 

The pro-F.I.R.E investors urge retirements between age 30 and 40. Might be tempting as it sounds, but is it truly do-able? So let’s dwell on this and see whether F.I.R.E is the right plan for you. 

Utilizing F.I.R.E conveys that youngsters would be actively undergoing saving and investing, which dominate approximately 50-70% of their earnings. There are 3 main ways to adopt this theory – Fat FIRE, Lean FIRE and Barista FIRE. Investors are able to opt for the one that suits them best, thus making their plans more personalized. 

The Fat-FIRE-people wish to retire without compromising their quality of life. Hence, they would be needing the most proactive and aggressive saving & investing strategies. 

The Lean-FIRE-investors prefer a minimal lifestyle, for which they would minimize spending during their retirement. As such, their saving & investing strategies are as well relatively more unassertive. 

A Barista FIRE style lies somewhere between the above 2 strategies. Those investors prefer a simple retirement life whilst eager to earn some extra income, e.g. through doing part time jobs. Compared with the other strategies, Barista LIFE is a moderate method that strikes a balance between the two.

As we have different goals, it is not surprising that we should also have various investment plans. Remember to find the method that truly leads you to financial independence!

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tiips 自2019 年創立至今,2020年完成種子輪融資,唯2021年第四年仍未能籌得新一輪融資,我們作出了艱難的決定,將於2022年2月21號 23:59 終止tiips mobile app 的運作。

我們目前的首要任務是確保用戶積分換取資產及實金買賣服務暢順度及公平性,我們將會分階段停止tiips mobile app 的功能及運作。

實金之安全性

所有客戶的黃金儲存於Tiips Services limited。Tiips Services Limited 是獨立第三方信托人,信托或公司服務提供者牌照號碼為TC007559,客戶的黃金儲存於張氏金業有限公司Tiips Services Limited 的戶口。

Bitcoin的安全性

客戶的Bitcoin存量是儲存在Tips Dollar (HK) Limited 擁有的cold wallet。

時間表如下:

31/12/2021 23:59 停止買入實金。

1/1/2022 00:0021/2/2022 23:59 tiips 積分換取資產及賣出實金及Bitcoin 如常進行。而我們將會用 ”買入價” 回購客戶的資產,已回饋客戶多年來的支持。

21/2/2022 23:59 tiips mobile app 停止運作。

1/3/2022 00:0030/11/2022 23:59 人手處理顧客剩餘現金。客戶的剩餘資產將會用2/21/2022 23:59 當刻價格賣出,而相關金額我們會幫顧客保留,而我們將會用電郵方式確認客戶剩餘之金額,客戶可電郵[email protected]Whatsapp 93889879辦理手續領取現全,該現金我們會用FPS 轉賬,手續費維持港幣$3。

1/12/2022 00:0031/12/2022 23:59 我們會將所有顧客未領取的現金捐贈致愛護動物協會。

儘管tiips mobile app 將終止營運,我們往後會集中開發機構客戶市場,以延續寓消費於儲蓄的理念。

在此,我們衷心感謝所有在過去三年一直支持tiips的用戶、合作商戶及合作夥伴。

tiips was established in 2019 and accomplished its seed funding in 2020. It was with regret that we were still unable to receive the funding for the new round in 2021. Thus, we have unfortunately come to the decision to cease the operation of the tiips mobile app on 21 February 2022 23:59.
To ensure the smooth facilitation and fairness in user points & assets redemption and gold trading, we will close down the functions of tiips mobile app according to different phases.

Safety of Gold

All users’ gold is now stored in Tiips Services Limited, account provided by Cheung’s Gold Traders Limited. Tiips Services Limited is an third party trustee, which its Trust or Company Service Provider Licence number is TC007559.

Safety of Bitcoin

All users’ Bitcoin is now stored in the cold wallet owned by Tips Dollar (HK) Limited.

Timeline as follows:

31/12/2021 23:59 Gold purchases will be suspended.

1/1/2022 00:00 to 21/2/2022 23:59 tiips reward & assets redemption, gold selling and Bitcoin trading will be operated as usual. To express our gratitude throughout the years, tiips will purchase users’ assets at the “BUY PRICE”.

21/2/2022 23:59 tiips mobile app will be ceased to operate.

1/3/2022 00:00 to 30/11/2022 23:59 tiips will manually proceed the users’ remaining cash. Those assets will be sold at the price as of 21/2/2022 23:59, while we will keep the amount of money and email the customers for further confirmation. Customers may email us at [email protected] or Whatsapp 93889879 to collect the cash. The payment will be performed through FPS, and tiips will keep the handling fee at HKD 3.

1/12/2022 00:00 to 31/12/2022 23:59 tiips will donate all the uncollected cash to The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).

The tiips mobile app might have suspended its operation, nevertheless tiips will continue to expand its corporate market, to sustain the belief in combining spending and saving in the future.

Last but not least, we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude for the support from tiips’ users, merchants and partners over the past three years.