financial independence travel

on what we packed to go travelling

Last year, we took some time out from saving and went travelling for around 5 months. It was a wonderful experience – too wonderful to put into words sometimes. It definitely had an impact on us in more ways than one and it’s something we hope to repeat again – before we reach financial independence. We could wait and travel all we like when we no longer need conventional jobs, however, life is for living…

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on not hating my job

It’s not a prerequisite to hate your job when you’re on the path to financial independence. I actually love my profession and love the career I have built. But as much as I find fulfillment and satisfaction in it, I’m still quite willing to close the door on that part of my life when we hit FI. I worked hard to get where I am in my career, with a postgraduate degree required before I…

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on our investment strategy

The definition of financial independence is broadly having enough sufficient personal wealth to live, without have to work actively to provide for basic necessities. For people that are financially independent, their assets generate passive income that is higher than their expenses. To achieve the milestone of having enough assets that generate annual living expenses, we need an investment strategy to guide us there. investing in the stock market Our investment strategy, like our current spending…

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on the journey to financial independence

On a hike recently, lost in my thoughts, I began to ponder that the journey to financial independence is a lot like hiking. The more I thought about it, the more it made sense; a lot of the emotions/stages you go through on a lengthy hike are applicable to the motions of striving for financial freedom. So, how exactly do I liken the journey to FI to a pretty challenging hike? it’s hard We once…

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on starting a blog

So, here we are. The very first post. And I thought I had better make the subject matter financial independence as that’s the reason this blog really came into being. Financial independence I hear you say. What’s that? In a nutshell, it’s having enough assets that you can create a passive income stream which allows you to live without needing a 9-5. You can achieve it in a variety of ways, the most common I see…

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