If standard personal finance advice is to diversify your investments, might we apply the same reasoning to our most concentrated relationship investment?
FIRE can create a hole in the fortress of your life’s social structure that, left untouched, might be your downfall. The solution? A “social index fund”!
Is FIRE really just a way to escape the challenge and repetition of modern working life? Sure, it frees you from what you hate—but I think there’s more.
Is your pursuit of financial independence defined by “needs” or “wants”? And what’s that have to do with your chances of success and satisfaction afterward?
If crowds are the ultimate purveyors of lethargy, then it’s your sense of adventure that protects you from their allure; cherish it as part of your financial mindset.
Battling financial illiteracy is your first step—then, build a money mindset from paycheck-to-paycheck scarcity to one that plans for the future with abundance.
I rarely dictate financial advice, but here I share the clever money mindset that I feel steered us to financial independence in a sustainable and fulfilling way.
Doubt creeps into all of our paths to financial independence, especially as emergencies come rolling in. But what if the bigger risk is, well, not?
If achieving financial independence is all about getting the most from the least, might nature unlock satisfaction and excitement along the way?
I expected that moving to part-time work would have its benefits. What I didn’t expect was how much I learned about myself.