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Our Story Part 1 – The Early Years

Our Story Part 1 – The Early Years

Don’t worry, this story is not your everyday FIRE fairy tale. It is a story of lost lifetime savings, a gambling addiction, chronic health challenges and a failed semi-retirement test drive. You will see - if we can get Financial Independence thing done, anyone can!...

Case Study: From Corporate Prison to Freedom in 8 Years

Case Study: From Corporate Prison to Freedom in 8 Years

Today, we will a take a look at a FIRE case study. We will see how important it is to think about one's ideal retirement lifestyle early on and to answer the question "Am I planning to work during retirement?". The answer to this question is very helpful when it comes...

What the Flock is Flamingo FI? – Part 2

What the Flock is Flamingo FI? – Part 2

In part 1 of this post we discussed the four stages of Flamingo FI and how it allows you to quit the 9-5 in record time. By now you know how Flamingo FI works - you work and save hard for a few years and then you semi-retire. While you are busy enjoying the perks of...

What the Flock is Flamingo FI? – Part 1

What the Flock is Flamingo FI? – Part 1

Flamingo FI is a funky remix of the best parts of three different retirement lifestyles – Semi-Retirement, Early Retirement (FIRE) and Traditional Retirement. Soon after we started our journey towards Financial Independence, it became clear to us that we didn’t want...

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