Buy a Vanguard ETF and Chill? Not exactly In today’s episode, we will speak to my friend Jonny from the Youtube channel Millennials with Money. Jonny is a British “pan-European” millennial currently living in Spain. He is a financial professional by day and as a side activity, he is helping millennials with their money through … More Pursuing Financial Independence as a Millennial in Europe with Jonny
How To Quit Your Job and Travel The World In today’s episode, we will speak to my new friend Mr. Nomad Numbers from the website Nomad Numbers. Mr. Nomad Numbers (French) and his wife Mrs. Nomad Numbers (US) are world travelers who left their corporate jobs in 2018 to pursue their new lifestyle of slow … More An Introduction to Slow Traveling with Mr. Nomad Numbers
Can You Become FI After 40? In today’s episode, we will speak to my friend Ben from FI after 40. We connected through Twitter, I read some of his blog posts and listened to some of his podcast episodes and I thought he had a compelling story to tell. Ben discovered the FI (Financial Independence) … More Is It Too Late to Turn Your Financial Life Around in Your 40s? with Ben
Can You Become FI in Belgium? In today’s episode, we will speak to my friend Sébastien Aguilar, he is the community builder behind simplyFI.org, Impactivated, and FIREBelgium. Sébastien is our first Belgian guest and he is coming with quite the story: He went from being broke even borrowing money from his younger brother to become … More The Simple Path to Financial Independence with Sébastien
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
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
In today’s episode we have 2 guests on the show and explore 2 different approaches to reach FI (Financial Independence) : the fast lane with Miss Purple from A Purple Life and the slowFI way with Jessica. Which way is the one for you? … More All roads lead to FI (Financial Independence) with Jessica and Purple
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