Many Americans dream of financial independence because it offers people the ability to do what they love. The Nophin blog outlines what financial independence is.
FIRE is a community and a movement that stands for "Financial Independence, Retire Early." Members set a goal around which age they want to retire and track their savings to get there.
One of the important tenets of FIRE is that you need to establish a passive income stream. Ideally, you do this early so you give the investment a chance to compound for a few years. FIRE enthusiasts often become property investors because real estate is one of the best and most consistent ways for people to build wealth.