When I first discovered the concept of financial independence while in my last year of grad school, I knew it was a milestone I wanted to achieve as quickly as possible. At times this led to an almost unhealthy obsession with maximizing income, minimizing expenses, and managing my investment accounts. This dedication to my finances … Continue reading Saving 100% of Work Income: Living on Side Hustles!
Challenges in a Post-FIRE Life
Since reaching semi-retirement in 2018 and actual financial independence in 2019, life has been a whirlwind! In the past two years, Whitney and I have traveled to over 30 countries, spending about 9 of the last 24 months in total traveling internationally. We are actually supposed to be traveling through South and Central America for … Continue reading Challenges in a Post-FIRE Life
Going From Broke Grad Student to Semi-Retired in 3 Years
I've now been writing articles on this blog for almost 3 years (it'll be 3 years in April!). In that period, my life has changed drastically, so I think the time has come to update my original "about me" post so that you guys learn a little more about my journey to where I am … Continue reading Going From Broke Grad Student to Semi-Retired in 3 Years
Around the World in 2018: Semi-Retirement Trip Update
The Original Plan It's been almost three months since I originally posted about my plan to semi-retire in 2018 and spend the second half of the year traveling through Europe, Africa, and Asia. Whitney and I have spent a lot of time planning the trip out since then. Due to a variety of factors, including: … Continue reading Around the World in 2018: Semi-Retirement Trip Update