Growing up, my family lived in Costco. As a child, I would spend my weekends at baseball practice, hanging out with friends, and on a family trip to Costco. I learned quite a bit about buying food in bulk from my childhood. Because it’s what I’ve always known, it was not until recently that I came to appreciate the value of buying food in bulk.
In this Slow Fi interview, I talk to Liana (from DINKs on a bus) about how she has made work WORK for her. In the interview, we discuss how she quit a highly prestigious job that wasn’t working for her, changed careers, set clear boundaries, and decided not to pursue management roles. Liana is a great example of the fact that you don’t have to become an entrepreneur to design your life.
When we first learned about financial independence, we started to analyze our spending. One of the first things that we realized was that we spent way too much on groceries. While I was doing research into Community Support Agriculture (CSAs), I stumbled across ugly produce delivery services, and found two companies in our area to test out. Here’s what I discovered.
When I met Raina earlier this year, I learned that she currently works part-time doing contract research and data analysis for a public health organization. I knew I needed to dig deeper and learn how she made this happen. Read the interview to learn more.
Is your company incentivizing you to stay (in a job you don’t really like) with a vesting and bonus schedule that makes it difficult to leave? In this post, we respond to a reader question about unlocking the golden handcuffs.
Ingrid retired early about eight years ago at the age of 43. As we got chatting as I was traveling through Albuquerque, she said, “I wish there had been more info about Slow FI when I was coming up.” Of course, I wanted to learn more. That conversation turned into this interview about what Ingrid has learned and what she would have done differently.
Earlier this year, Corey left traditional employment, and we are now reliant on variable income from our business. We’ve needed to shift the way that we manage our money and our mindset. This post shares how we’ve done that.
Megan has oriented her life around adventure and the freedom to experience the world. She has taken at least 6 weeks off to travel each year for the last 20 years! While she is now self-employed, earlier in her career she negotiated this time off with an employer for many years.
Since buying and building out our campervan in 2022, people consistently ask us, “How much does it actually cost to travel in a campervan?” Now that we just returned from a 15-week trip, we finally feel ready to answer this question.