Why volunteer? It could become your life’s work—by lifting up a cause you believe in, you might just find the community and purpose we all crave.
This is an archive listing of all of our FIRE Story posts on TicTocLife. These posts contain personal history and background that unfolds as the journey of our individual lives.
You’ll learn much more about either author, Chris or Jenni, in the posts here.
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?
Wealth vs income—what’s more important for your success? Once you have ”enough” in your pursuit of FIRE, what are the trade offs of losing your high income?
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.
Thinking of taking social security at 62? You might be surprised by what the math behind drawing social security early and investing the benefit looks like!