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Easing Into Early Retirement with Part-Time Work

For people pursuing financial freedom, reaching full FI can be such a temptation (even for myself at moments). This is why I’m always interested in hearing the stories of people who are choosing to downshift along the way to FI. I’m so excited to share Court’s story. Court and her family were less than 1 year from reaching full FI when she decided to downshift and take a part-time job.

Financial Independence Is More Than a Number

Chris has a very unique story. According to the numbers, he actually achieved FI (25x his annual expenses) in 2015. However, financial independence wasn’t yet part of his vocabulary, and he didn’t realize what was possible. As you’ll see in this Slow FI interview, Chris refers to a moment when he “claimed his financial independence.” This was when he realized that he could start making decisions differently.

What You Must Do Before You Can Design Your Ideal Life

I’ve realized that the idea of finding a “dream job” is both flawed and woefully incomplete for building a fulfilling life. There are so many things that any of us could be happy doing. More importantly, focusing on career goals at the expense of the rest of our lives will not provide fulfillment.

How to Curb Emotional Spending

Spending is usually a response to some sort of trigger. Some triggers are helpful, and others are indicators that there’s something going on in our lives that needs to be addressed. When we address the underlying issue, curbing emotional spending becomes so much easier.

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