Looking at the numbers once in a while is a good habit. And at the ATL house, it is all about habits! So, Let’s see how our summers starts.
A few post ago, I wrote about the fact that FI is not longer my main interest. I came to the conclusion that FI is only a means to an end. And there are many more means to the final end of happiness and joyful life.
As a family, we are far away from FI. The current official retirement age in Belgium is 67. That translates for me into 2043. Every year that I can be free before that is a win! So, what is the current guesstimate?
Life can be more complex that 25 times your annual expenses … More No more FI for me!
Setting up systems to accomplish life goals! … More My 2017 Goals
I’ve got to break free…. I want to break free, yeah…. I want, I want, I want, I want to break free. (Queen) Don’t we all want to be free?
The FIRE community is great source for both technical investment advice and life improvement. Plenty of excellent sources out there. It is also a community where people FI early: mid thirties, early forties…. Where people share a lot of damn good numbers. Could it be that we now want to keep up with a new set of … More Beat the FIRE Joneses!
One of the topics I picked up during the BE-NL meetup was this: having a system in stead of goals. When I think about it, this could be doable. It is maybe what we are doing already.
The journey for Financial Independence is a marathon. It takes a lot of time before you reach the finish line. It can be quite demotivating not to see the end. While reading blogs and comments on my site, I actually came to realise that there are maybe multiple stages in financial independence.
Investing in the stock market is not a free lunch. You take risk in order to get a reward. If anyone else tells you there is free money out there, then it is very likely a scam. Risk is something you not always see.