I recently decided to have surgery on my foot after living with pain for FOUR years. I’ve tried every conservative approach, and now I’m ready to take the next step. Why? Because my health is just as important as time or money.
Mastermind groups are peer-to-peer support groups that help you move further and faster toward your goals while having more fun in the process. Mastermind groups aren’t just for entrepreneurs. Everyone who has goals could benefit from participating in a mastermind group.
In 2021, the pandemic gave Raina and her family and unexpected opportunity. Because her husband could work from home, they decided to experiment with living in their dream location for 6 months. After this experiment, they knew that moving there was worth upending their lives.
Our plan to reach FI is not to deprive ourselves to build up a nest egg so that we can relax later. We are not looking to not work or sit on a beach for 50-60 years. Instead, this journey is about lifestyle design, freedom, flexibility and security. We plan to take very intentional actions so that we can adjust our lifestyle along the way. Here’s a detailed look at what our plan currently looks like 4 years into our journey.
My writing class prompted me to reflect on this question, “What is the biggest obstacle you’ve ever faced?” My first thought was the severe anxiety I experienced in 2018. Upon reflection, I realized that this was only one part of an even bigger obstacle: that I didn’t believe I deserved to be happy.
Within the FIRE movement, people too often treat FI and saving as a cheap stand-in for happiness. People consistently think, “If I only get to the next milestone, then I will be happy.” Today, I’m bringing you a Slow FI interview with Laura about how her family decided to question this approach.
Last year, we spend more than double what we spent in 2020. And, we felt great about it. Why? Because it was intentional. We’ve learned what intentional spending really means, and it isn’t what we used to think.
2021 was a big year! I quit my job and became a full-time entrepreneur. We took a campervan adventure around New England and, afterward, decided to buy our own campervan! In this post, we walk through how all of these decisions impacted our finances in 2021.
In 2021, I finally hit my strike with goal setting. Over the last 3 years, I’ve done a lot of work to shift my mindset, dream bigger, and build a strong community of support. Now, I want to share what I learned with you.