The Beginning of TicTocLife!

Our story of transitioning out of careers to independence, financial planning for early retirement, daily frugal hobbies, and choosing meaningful work.

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Hi. Thanks for taking the time to read a bit of what we write. We both hope it brings value or meaning to you. Here is a brief summary of what you can expect to read about here:

  • Transitioning out of traditional careers
  • Financial planning for early retirement
  • Adding frugal hobbies to daily life
  • Hacking travel opportunities across the world
  • Choosing meaningful work in life
  • Maintaining and improving health for the long term
  • Giving back in creative ways, leveraging our FIRE knowledge

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If you’re just getting started, we recommend reading the introduction to Financial Independence, Retire Early (FIRE). That’ll give you background information about how you can join us on the road to financial security and someday take the plunge into retirement.

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By Chris

Chris began his financial independence pursuit in 2007 as he learned basic personal finance from Get Rich Slowly as an aspiring web designer and novice investor. After several missteps, he learned the secrets of financial independence and began his pursuit of freedom.

He reached financial independence in 2018 with $1.2M and two businesses. He began the process of transitioning to early retirement in 2020.

Learn more: Meet Chris.

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Max @ Max Out of Pocket

Welcome! Looking forward to your notes on maintaining and improving health for the long term. It can certainly pay off in the long run financially.

Good luck!