Last November, I quit my stressful job in software engineering and tested the early retirement waters, learning tons of lessons along the way. Naturally, most people assumed I’d reached Financial Independence. At Camp FI in January, I heard the phrase “You’re FI now, right?!” numerous times, and I was always careful with my response: “The … Continue reading Are We FI Yet?!
Time flies when you’re having fun! This week marks the one year anniversary of Financial 180 – and what a year it’s been! Since launching we’ve been featured on Fiery Millenials, Radical Personal Finance, Rockstar Finance (not once, but twice!), and the Choose FI podcast (here and here), amassing 100 thousand visitors to this infant … Continue reading Lessons In Early Retirement
Well, it finally happened! Today was my very last day of cubicle life! To be honest, I’m a little surprised myself, seeing as how determined I was to make it until January to help us hit our FI number. That’s right. I’m RE before FI. I don’t know if this qualifies as retired early, since … Continue reading Oops. I QUIT!!!
**Update 7/17: The Milestones of FI is now a featured episode of the ChooseFI podcast! We elaborate on the content of this article, and discuss a few additional milestones as well. Check it out here.** When my wife and I first discovered the financial independence community, we were beyond excited. We binged through the Mr. … Continue reading The Milestones of FI
If you could go back in time a decade and tell your younger self anything, what would it be? What advice would you give? What would you do differently, given advance notice? Back in 2017, I wrote a letter to my younger self, describing why Financial Independence was so important to future me. It was … Continue reading A Letter to My 22 Year Old Self