How Wendy chose happiness over a high paid career and slowed down her path to FI

Today we have the pleasure to have Wendy from Wanderlust Wendy. She tells her story of how she has moved from a traditional career path with high-paying job to a pursue more meaningful ventures and be more happy in general. And yes that involves slowing down her path to Financial Indepence. … More How Wendy chose happiness over a high paid career and slowed down her path to FI

What early retirement feels like and how to make your kids money savvy with Doug and Carol

In today’s episode, we will speak to my friend Doug Nordman (AKA “Nords”) and his daughter Carol Pittner.

Both of them have had military careers as navy officers (Carol is a reservist at the moment) and Doug has been retired since 2002 at age 41! Carol is currently in her late 20s and already rapidly approaching financial independence as well.

We will discuss what it feels like to be retired at a young age, how Doug worked his way towards Financial Independence before the FIRE movement was a thing. We will exchange both interesting and fun anecdotes with Carol on how it was to grow up in a money-savvy environment. Topics will include frugality, Financial Independence, financial literacy throughout childhood, investing in the stocks markets through various recessions,…so all in all a lot of valuable information brought to you in an easy to understand conversation. Even though I do not have kids myself I really like the topic of teaching kids about money, because childhood to me is where your core beliefs and thoughts about money (and other topics) will be shaped. So it all starts from there. … More What early retirement feels like and how to make your kids money savvy with Doug and Carol