Q4/2023 Update – Coasting to Financial Independence

I know it’s been a while – and that I skipped an update – but here it is: our Q4/2023 Semi-FI update. These (usually) quarterly updates track our Coast FI journey from Flamingo FI to full Financial Independence. This will be a short and sharp update – I wanted to get this out there before … Read more

It’s Time to Semi-Retire… the Blog! (+ an Update on Our Plan)

“Why have you stopped posting?”, “Have your plans changed?”, “Are you closing down the blog?” and even “Have you given up on Financial Independence?” – these are just some of the questions that hit my inbox over the past few months. Yes, I’ve been a bit more absent recently and have published articles far less … Read more

The FIRE Movement: The Many Flavours of FI

The FIRE Movement has come a long way. What used to be a little subculture dominated by male, childless engineers in their 20s and 30s has turned into a diverse and inclusive community of people who strive for a financially independent life. Financial Independence is a fantastic concept and a very worthwhile goal. However, the … Read more

Working Part-Time – Advantages and Disadvantages

Working part-time is en-vogue in financial independence circles. As more and more people opt for alternative and more flexible approaches to financial independence, part-time work has become a prominent feature in many (if not most) FI plans. Maybe working part-time is part of your semi-retirement plan. Maybe you see going part-time for a while as … Read more

Semi-FI Update – Q2/2023 – Coasting to Financial Independence

Welcome to our latest Semi-Retirement update, where we share the ups and downs of our Coast FI journey from Flamingo FI to full Financial Independence and beyond. You can find an overview here if you are new to the blog and unfamiliar with our plan. I’ll share a quick life update followed by our latest … Read more

The High-Income Part-Time Path to FI

The story I want to share with you today encompasses many of the themes I write about on this blog: Alternative paths to Financial Independence, working part-time, and prioritising lifestyle, time freedom and family over career ambitions and chasing more money. But this story also debunks some of the common beliefs in regard to financial … Read more

One-More-Year Syndrome: Symptoms, Causes and Solutions

Ah, One-More-Year Syndrome. If I had to name one “disease” that afflicts almost every coaching client I’ve ever worked with, this is the one. The FI blueprint is simple: Learn about FI, pick a goal, make a plan, save and invest, rinse and repeat – until you reach your target. And then all that’s left … Read more

Reflection Time – 5 Years of Blogging and the FI Community in 2023

And just like that, Money Flamingo turned 5 years old earlier this month! This anniversary also coincided with a few other blogging/business milestones (more on this below), so I thought this would be an excellent opportunity to reflect on how the blog has grown and evolved since I started it in 2018. I’ll also share … Read more

Semi-Retirement Update – Q1/2023 – Coasting to FI

Welcome to our latest Semi-FI update, where we share the ups and downs of our Coast FI journey from Flamingo FI to full Financial Independence and beyond. If you are new to the blog and not familiar with our plan, you can find an overview here. Life Update Things have been pretty calm in the … Read more

The Road Trip – What Almost Everyone Gets Wrong On the Journey to FI

Today I invite you to do a little thought experiment with me. It reveals what most people get wrong on the path to FI. It will also tell you a lot about your own journey to Financial Independence. I call this thought experiment “The Road Trip”. I used it as an exercise in a workshop … Read more