Category: Financial Independence

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…

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 The article listed a lot of concerns with women’s retirement, but the advice seemed a little outdated.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…

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…

Question #8: What would I do if I wasn’t scared?

There are so many things I would do that I don’t even know where to start. Travel. Not just the US or Europe, but to places like Central America, Eastern Europe and Mexico. The places that people say are too risky to visit. Take…

Question #6: In what areas of my life am I settling?

Midlife crisis? Or am I just ready to try something new? Or maybe I just long a more adventurous life? I mean who didn’t dream of being a safari guide or a fireman or a dare-devil in the movies? Not me! I dreamed of…

Question #7: What do I want my life to be like in five years?

“You said, “Hey, whatcha doing for the rest of your life?” And I said, “I don’t even know what I’m doing tonight” – Call you Mine by The Chainsmokers I guess five years isn’t that significant when compared with the timeline of the “rest…