The First Year of Pursuing FI – Part 2

Part 2: Reigning in Spending This post is the second part in a series about steps that someone new to pursuing FI might take during the first year.  Here is where you can find Part I:  Assess Your Situation. Reigning in your spending is definitely the next step that I would advise someone who is … Read moreThe First Year of Pursuing FI – Part 2

The First Year of Pursuing FI – Part 1

Part 1: Assess Your Situation This post consists of three main topics: Figuring Out Your Net Worth Tracking Your Spending Calculating Your Savings Rate Side note on goals for spending, savings rate, and net worth:  I am not discussing these goals here because they are so specific to each person/family. If you have not figured … Read moreThe First Year of Pursuing FI – Part 1

Financial Independence: Make it Part of Your Vocabulary

FI: technically, the letters mean Financially Independent. However, we use FI as a word all the time, with a different meaning. A good example would be me saying something like this: “Look babe, we just took a 10-day vacation using credit card bonus points, we are FI as shit!” What I realized after thinking about … Read moreFinancial Independence: Make it Part of Your Vocabulary

We made it twenty years! Now what?

This is where we found ourselves on our twentieth wedding anniversary. Sitting on a beach in Puerto Vallarta and wondering about our next twenty years. We want more of this. Not necessarily Mexican beaches, but the freedom that this represents.  That is, the freedom to do what we want with our time.  We can do … Read moreWe made it twenty years! Now what?