Going Part-Time to Build a Portfolio Career
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.
Best Places to Visit on Your New Mexico and Northern Arizona Road Trip
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.
This Speech Therapist Built a Virtual Business and Travels Full-Time
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.
Experimentation: How to Move From Ideas to Action
We are currently living our converted campervan for 3 1/2 months working as location independent entrepreneurs. What made this possible for us is that we didn’t immediately jump from step one to step one hundred. We experimented. We tried things out. We learned and adjusted. We took so many small actions until this finally felt like the logical next step.
Making Gradual Career Shifts to Design a Better Life
I’m excited to bring you a new Slow FI interview with Lisa. She and I have uncanny similarities. We both worked in nonprofit HR, experienced mental health challenges, and made career changes. Our paths were somewhat different, but have brought us to similar places – running our own businesses and loving RV (or van) travel. Read the full interview to learn more.
It’s Time to Figure Out Your Enough Number
The fear of not having enough money. It’s one of the main things that holds us back from taking action to improve our lives. But, what if we could figure out how much was truly enough? This would allow us to tame our fears and move forward.
Negotiating Flexibility at Work Can be a Win-Win
After feeling like life was “living them,” Lee and her family decided to make changes. Her spouse negotiated the flexibility to work 4-days/week and take extended time-off during slow periods. Learn how they did it.
To Build a Meaningful Life, Start Asking New Questions
I hear a lot of people ask this question: “How do I discover meaning and purpose after retiring early?” In this post, I’ll share why this is the wrong question to ask and how you can build a meaningful life right now, regardless of where you are on your financial journey.
Leaving Academia to Become a YouTuber
In this Slow FI Interview, I speak with Kristine Vike who, after graduating with her Ph.D. in Chemistry, decided to leave academia to become a YouTuber.
Location Independence: What It Is, and What We Plan to Do With It
We are officially location independent! This post will walk you through what location independence is, types of location independence, and how to become location independent (before FI). Plus, we’ll share more about our 2023 travel plans!
2022: Building our Ideal Life NOW
2022 was a big year for us! We took some HUGE steps to design our life along the path to FI, including building out our van and Corey deciding to quit his job. In this post, we walk through the impact on our finances and long-term plans.
Preparing for a Gap Year with a Family of Five
I’m excited about this Slow FI interview with Heidi Dusek (from Ordinary Sherpa) because she shows us that you can still live an adventurous life with kids. In fact, she and her husband are taking their 12, 10, and 7-year-olds on a gap year RV road trip in 2023.