Our Story Part 3 – The Turnaround

So far, this has been a story about lost life savings, stupid investment decisions, our carefree (and savings-free) 20s, a gambling problem and a failed semi-retirement trial. But today, we are on track to reach Flamingo FI and semi-retire (with a generous cash buffer) in just over 2.5 years from now. So what happened?

Our Story Part 2 – Mulled Wine and Online Gambling

After only a few months in the rat race, reality hit me. This couldn’t possibly be what adult like is supposed to be like, right? Getting up at the same time every morning. Forcing down breakfast. Putting on…

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! Born Mustachians? I am originally from Europe, where many things … Read more

Flamingo FIRE – The Best Path to Financial Independence?

Flamingo FIRE combines 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 to be chained to our desks until we hit our FIRE number. We had started our journey to … Read more