Embracing Family Time: Mini-Retirement Parental Leave

Financial Independence with a family comes with some unique challenges and competing goals. Spending more time as a family becomes a priority for most people after having kids. Many of us look for ways to work less and spend more time with our kids while they are young. In an ideal world, we would all … Read more

Flamingo FI as a Way to Slow Down and Pursue Passion Projects

When Kylie from Frank On FIRE recently announced that reaching Flamingo FI was her big goal for 2022 I was really excited for her and her family. Kylie is a fellow Australian FIRE blogger and lives in the beautiful Adelaide Hills with her husband and two sons. Like many others in the community, Kylie didn’t … Read more

Baby FIRE – A Cool Milestone to Reach Before Starting a Family!

Interview with Emily aka @babyfireby30 about her version of Barista FI- Baby FIRE.

Today I have something special for you: an interview with Emily aka babyfireby30! Emily is a teacher and has come up with a really cool twist on the Barista FIRE concept – BabyFIRE. She is building passive investment income so she can one day start a family without having to worry about going back to … Read more

From Hardship to Financial Independence: Elena’s Story (FIRE Interview)

How Elena went from poverty and hardship to pursuing Financial Independence. Elena uses a Coast FIRE strategy to focus on her health and work part-time on the journey to FIRE.

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

Semi-Retirement Interview: Burrow Is Coasting to FI

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.