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.
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.
We spent the last month exploring Utah’s Mighty Five, the five national parks in Utah, and the surrounding area. This was the part of our road trip that I was most looking forward to, and it did not disappoint. In this post, we share the best things to do and what we’d do differently in the future.
For Meg, financial independence was never about not working. She’s always had so many hobbies and ideas to explore. Instead, FI could provide her with the ability to explore these options. In 2020, Meg went part-time and has built a portfolio career doing work she loves.
On the first leg if our camper van trip, we spent about three weeks exploring New Mexico and Northern Arizona. Here are our favorite places. We hope you’ll add them to a road trip itinerary of your own.
Kathryn started traveling full-time in an RV over three years ago as a traveling speech language pathologist. In the last two years, she’s built a virtual business that allows her to work from anywhere.