I started my FI journey after Carl (from 1500 Day to Freedom) retired early. Our philosophy was inspired by his advice to slow down and enjoy the journey. In fact, he called his own FI journey a “death march to financial independence” and urges people to avoid making the same mistakes.
Sometimes, it feels like day-to-day progress is slow. This is why I love reflecting back. It help me realize just how far we’ve come. There are so many things we learned and accomplished in our third year pursuing FI!
When I think of the gig economy, I usually think of driving for Uber, shopping with Instacart, walking dogs with Rover, or charging scooters. started thinking differently a few months ago when I heard from Emily Kirk. When Emily shared that she worked in the gig economy as a nurse, I knew I needed to learn more.
I have seen poverty with my own eyes, and it has been hard to reconcile with my cushy lifestyle. I’ve made progress in changing my thought process, but I still struggle to reconcile my privileged life with those living in extreme poverty. These experiences will always be like a stone in my shoe – slightly uncomfortable, always keeping me on my toes, and reminding me how fortunate I am. But it doesn’t mean I need to avoid money or let beliefs about scarcity limit me.
We just spent $60,000 on a brand NEW Mercedes Sprinter Van that we plan to convert into a camper-van. In this post, we will share the steps that we took to feel comfortable and confident in making such a large purchase.