Caroline from Costa Rica FIRE will tell us how she reached FIRE under “exceptional circumstances”: She stumbled upon the FIRE movement in her 40s, she and her husband Scott have 2 daughters, their strategy was to focus on Real Estate and they did all of this while living in New York, a high cost of living area! We will discuss Caroline’s journey and she will share how she and her husband managed to change their lifestyle completely and reached FIRE. And we will also discuss how they managed to buy property after property both in the US and abroad (Costa Rica!). … More How to hit FIRE in your 40s living in an HCOL city with Caroline
Have you ever backed away from bargaining at a flea market, thinking it would be too cheap? Or have you cut down on a decent waiter’s tip to save some dollars over dinner? To most people, both of them might look like examples of the same phenomena. However, the first scene shows a frugal personality, while the other one is downright cheap. We know what you’re thinking, how can someone possibly know when they’re crossing the line from being frugal to cheap? Although there is a fine line between the two, if you understand the concept, you’ll know what’s cheap and what’s not right away. To bring things into perspective, here are some differences between frugal and cheap to get you a clear picture. … More Frugal Vs Cheap – What is the Difference?
We speak to my friend Becky from Twentyfree.co.
We met at Fincon in Washington D.C. earlier this year and it was definitely a fun encounter! Becky is not only young, energetic and driven as you will discover, but she also has great lessons in store for anyone of us in our early 20s, in our mid- to late 30s and even for the “wiser” crowds!
In summary, we will discuss how to land promotions at your job every single year, how Becky intends to apply lifestyle design concepts to switch from her initial FIRE goal to semi-retired/slow FI lifestyle and we also share thoughts on her inspiring article There is no better time than now.
… More How to land a promotion every single year at your job and how to live according to your values through lifestyle design with Becky
The Dragons on FIRE reached FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early) and have left their jobs in their early 40s, 25 years ahead of schedule! How did they manage that? Come and find out! … More Reaching FIRE without even realizing it with the Dragons on FIRE
The FIRE (Financial Independent, Retire Early) movement has gained traction in the last 10 years and Mrs. Miller stumbled upon the movement a couple of years ago. This sparked her interest and as she started to read blogs and articles on the topic, she started to blog about her journey to FIRE on her blog http://www.millersonfire.com. We will talk about her journey, how she changed her spending habits over the years, and how she saves/invests her money. In the second part of the episode we also talk about the feeling of “Wealth Guilt”, Mrs. Miller is thriving in her career and her salary has increased over the years, nevertheless, when she reached a certain threshold, she started to feel guilty about doing so well financially. We discuss why this feeling kicked in and how to overcome it. … More A journey to FIRE and dealing with Wealth Guilt with Mrs. Miller
Pete McPherson from http://www.doyouevenblog.com shares his fascinating journey from spending time in college in various majors to his early career as a CPA in corporate America. We then go to the meat of the episode where we discuss his transition in details from his stable and well-paid job as CPA to starting Do You Even Blog? full time earning him $0.
If you are here because you are a fellow blogger/Podcaster/”Finconner” , you are in for a treat as well: This will be the perfect episode to learn how Do You Even Blog? came to fruition. … More How Pete left his well-paid corporate job to pursue his passion
So yes, in May of this year I purchased my conference pass and flight ticket to the Fincon conference that was held in Washington D.C last week. Yup, I flew all the way from Europe to D.C. “just for that” (Ok, I extended my stay in the US with a little vacation as well). Anyway, … More What I have learned at Fincon 2019 and how to network like a pro.
Credit cards : The gateway to hassle-free online purchases, plane tickets around the world, fancy hotel bookings and many more options. Credit cards, a world where plastic is fantastic,…or is it? This article will help you identify and avoid common mistakes with credit cards … More Common Credit Card Mistakes
Just finished reading this quick and very practical read last week, and despite the “scammy-sounding” title I still thought this one was worth sharing on the blog with you! Take a look at it, the title and the cover of the book are great eye-catchers, aren’t they? Who would not want to lie in this … More Book review: The Automatic Millionaire
My friends, You have probably seen that I have not been very active on the blog lately, well the reason is simple I have been focusing on other things. What are these “other things”, Jonathan? Well, I am glad you asked Trevor, in the last months and following my wish to both pursue my location … More Little announcement for joneytalks, major life changes for Jonathan