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Travis Shakespeare, holding up a copy of the book, “Thrift: A Cyclopedia” (by David Blankenhorn). (Photo: Handout)

FIRE  —  the unconventional “Financial Independence, Retire Early” movement  —  is grabbing attention, especially among curious critics such as Suze Orman. The subculture comprises mostly millennials who are abandoning their often lucrative 9-5 jobs to live frugally, save whopping amounts and invest simply, typically in index funds.

Related: 10 questions to ask before retiring early

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