Elena grew up poor and experienced a lot of hardship in her younger years. In this interview, she shares how discovering FIRE changed her life for the better and ended a long journey marked by struggle and the stresses bad investment decisions can cause. Not all financial success stories are short or simple. Elena’s story … Read more
In 2018, Mark had an accident and almost died. He decided to change his life the next day. He re-evaluated his priorities and gave up his race to FIRE. Instead, he made the decision to semi-retire and focus on his health and happiness. Mark found the perfect work-life balance by starting his own business and … Read more
Cliff and Elaine moved to Australia nine years ago. In the process, they gave up Cliff’s UK police pension that would have allowed them to retire early at age 52. Now they want to explore their retirement options in Australia. Should they go for FIRE and retire early or could (Early) Semi-Retirement using a Coast … Read more
Semi-Retirement offers amazing benefits. It is a great alternative to full retirement and allows you to design your ideal lifestyle long before you reach Financial Independence. I often talk about the ins and outs of (Early) Semi-Retirement and the alternative FI strategies (like Coast FI/Barista FI and Flamingo FI) that allow us to semi-retire and … Read more
We reached Flamingo FI six months ago and are now officially semi-retired. In this post, I’ll talk about our plan to get to FI in the next 10-15 years while working part-time and without saving and investing another cent for retirement. The Race to Flamingo FI Here is a quick recap of our plan (you … Read more
Today I haves something special for you: An interview with a reader who was able to semi-retire in his 30s. Like many, he started off with a plan to retire early. But the closer he got to Financial Independence, his desire to stop working altogether disappeared. Instead, he decided to semi-retire and “coasted” his way to FI.
Semi-Retirement is a step between full-time work and traditional retirement. While working part-time is widely understood as part of a semi-retired lifestyle, the exact definition depends on who you ask. Depending on your plans for FI, semi-retirement will likely be part of the mix: I often write about Coast FI, an approach to FI that … Read more