Category: FI

Happiness

As I continue on my FI journey, I am faced with many questions. The questions tend to come back to just one. Will financial independence really make me happier??? I have had different moments in my life where I’ve enjoyed the thrill of the…

Today’s “Debt Free” is Tomorrow’s “Retirement”

I’ve always tried to be smart with my money. I followed all the traditional advice and the “rules” around saving for retirement. Including the, 50/30/20 rule, which encourages saving 20% of your income towards your retirement. With my parent’s encouragement, I started contributing to…

Question #11: What is stopping me from doing the things that I should be doing?

For a long time, I would say I don’t know. But that’s not really true. I’m afraid to fail. To try something I might not be good at and fail miserably. Or to fail publicly. There seems to always be that person asking the…

Waking up the Sleeping Tigress!

I was just reading an article about challenges for woman’s retirement. The article listed a lot of concerns with women’s retirement, but the advice seemed a little outdated. The article focused on funding the gap in women’s retirement by either getting a second job…

A guy and a sandwich.

At a pretty typical workplace cafeteria there are your normal offerings of a salad bar, pizza, soup, cold sandwiches and the grill. In this cafeteria, the grill is at the end of a large island. There is a duo who work together at this…

Question #10: What problem are we solving?

You walk into a conference room. There is a large table in the room surrounded by chairs. There are a bunch of chairs along the wall but you grab a seat at the table. More and more people start coming into the room. Some…

Question #9: Who has qualities that I aspire to develop?

Continued growth. Continued learning. Strength both physical and emotional. Acceptance and tolerance for others. Love and unselfishness. These are some of the qualities that I aspire to develop, the most important being continued growth. My thirst for knowledge, to live a life full of…