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Avoid the “Death March” to Financial Independence

Avoid the “Death March” to Financial Independence

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.

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Working in the Gig Economy as a Nurse

Working in the Gig Economy as a Nurse

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.

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Why I Wanted to Be Poor: Debunking Scarcity

Why I Wanted to Be Poor: Debunking Scarcity

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.

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Investing In Yourself: Why it’s Worth it

Investing In Yourself: Why it’s Worth it

The thought of investing in ourselves and our growth can bring up a lot of limiting beliefs. Will it be a waste of time and money? Will I feel guilty? Should I just try to learn everything on my own with free resources? Here’s how I’ve worked through my own limiting beliefs that held me back from investing in myself.

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Run a Seasonal Business and Work Only 4 Months Per Year

Run a Seasonal Business and Work Only 4 Months Per Year

Natalie works seasonally in a tax preparation business. This allows her to work for 4 months each year and, essentially, take 7-8 months off. It’s like she gets to take a mini-retirement every year. In this Slow FI interview, she talks about how this was possible for her and how she spends her time during the off-season.

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5 Warning Signs it’s Time to Get a New Job

5 Warning Signs it’s Time to Get a New Job

After Simone Biles stepped down from the Olympics, there’s been a renewed conversation regarding mental health vs. results. This got me thinking about how this relates to work. After I recovered from my severe mental health crisis from 2018, I came to understand the early warning indicators that you should consider finding a new job. If you are experiencing any these things, don’t try to stick it out. Maybe your emotions are telling you it’s time to get out.

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What We Learned From Our Van Life Experiment

What We Learned From Our Van Life Experiment

Human beings are terrible at predicting what will make us happy. This is why we must experiment and try things out. This post walks through what we learned in our vanlife experiment and how you can design your own experiments to test your future plans.

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