FIRE Belgium

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Who we are

FIRE Belgium is community of personal finance enthusiasts based in Belgium.

We use simple methods to build financial security and freedom in our lives as we progress towards Financial Independence and Early Retirement (FIRE).

Online and via regular meetups, we share experiences and learn from each other on topics such as:

  • How to earn and save more
  • How to invest effectively for the long term
  • How to create freedom and options in our lives
  • How to plan for financial independence
Here is a simple diagram showing how to achieve financial independence.

We believe good personal finance and investing knowledge is an essential tool to building a fulfilling life. We see investing and financial independence as enablers for good. With increased control on our finances, we create choice and opportunities in our lives. And with increased financial security, all the way to financial independence, we unlock superpowers that can help make the world a better place.

We believe this simple knowledge is for everyone to benefit from, and we aim to bring it to everyone in Belgium.

Pre-COVID FIRE Belgium Social Meetup in January 2020
Covid-era FIRE Belgium Online Meetups

We're in the news

Already very popular in the US and the UK, the FIRE movement is growing in Belgium and in the rest of Europe. Our group has already been featured in the news! Here is the article from Le Vif Weekend.

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Join a group of like-minded people. Ask questions, share your experience. Together we can do so much more.

And if you’re not on Facebook, you can always join our Meetup group.

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The team

Sebastien Aguilar, Founder of FIRE Belgium

In 2015, Sebastien founded SimplyFI, an organisation that helps promote financial literacy among expats in the United Arab Emirates. He has helped thousands of people take better control of their finance and start investing wisely for the long term. His talks on “How to plan for financial independence” were very popular. Thanks to the help of an amazing team, SimplyFI is now a community of more than 9000 people, helping each other with their personal finances.

In 2019, Sebastien moved to Belgium and founded FIRE Belgium with the goal to share this simple yet life-changing knowledge of investing with everyone in Belgium.

Sebastien has been featured several times in UAE newspaper The National, more recently in Le Vif Weekend in Belgium and on many podcasts.

Sebastien teaching the secrets of index investing and financial independence to 500 attendees

Sebastien is not a finance professional (because you don’t need to be one to be invest wisely). He does not provide financial advice. Everything he shares is based on public information and is for educational and entertainment purpose only.

His background is in energy consulting and engineering. He used to lead a consulting team of senior experts in the fields of sustainable development and renewable energy. He has worked with the United Nations, advised government entities in the UAE and Saudi Arabia and presented to some of their ministers.

Speaking and Coaching

I have helped many people start investing or review their plan to achieve financial independence. Some of them even reached financial independence before me as a result! 

So, if you are looking for someone to speak at a conference or learning event, I would be happy to help. My talks are engaging, easy to understand and tailored to the audience.

And if you need personalized help beyond the meetups and events that FIRE Belgium organizes, I am also available for coaching in person or via video-conference. 

Simply drop me an email at “”.

Disclaimer: I am not a financial advisor. I don’t give regulated investment, tax or legal advice. I will not try to sell you anything not get any commission from any products. I don’t give product recommendations and I don’t hold money to invest it on behalf of other people. You are solely responsible for any decision you may take as a result of our coaching sessions.

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