Despite what conventional wisdom may lead you to believe, there are many paths to retirement. Most people follow the same two-phase path to retirement. Instead, the Slow FI approach can help you make small changes over time.
It is important to look beyond our actual salary to include other costs (monetary and time). Taking all of these things (such as commute time and costs, time spent detoxing, and convenience spending) into account allows us to calculate our true hourly wage.
Coast FI is the point at which you no longer need to save any money to have a comfortable traditional retirement. In this post, you’ll learn how to calculate your own Coast FI number and ways to use your financial freedom once you reach Coast FI.
In this Slow FI interview, you’ll hear how David (from CityFrugal) changed careers, recovered from burnout, and built a life he loves, all while working full-time.
In this post, I share our approach to investing. My hope is that it can help you see that investing in the stock market does not have to be complex. While there is still volatility and risk, it will help you achieve your long-term goals.
Essentialism doesn’t mean we just do less. It means we are making the “wisest possible investment of time and energy.” It’s definitely about more than just doing less. It’s about making our best contributions to the world, and we can only do that by figuring out and doing what is essential.
In this Slow FI interview, Chris Mamula discusses his path to FI, what he’d have done differently, and advice for people along the path to FI. After reaching FI and “retiring early” two years ago, Chris has some incredibly valuable insights to share that encourage a slower and more intentional path to FI.
A lot of people don’t realize they are on autopilot or on a path they don’t want to be on until there’s a crisis. Yet, it’s important to remember that experiencing a crisis is not necessary. We can evaluate the direction we are headed before getting into a crisis situation.
This post is written with a specific focus on white people who care about racial justice. You can be anywhere on the journey from a new learner to a committed advocate. Regardless of where you are on your journey, we have something in common. We know we must take action now AND later. The real purpose of self-care is to address oppression and to do it in a way that allows us to continue addressing it in the future.