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 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.
The idea sounds great: live well below your means, invest the difference and in about 15 years we will be Financially independent and could retire early. Or, we could live now, travel the world and seven seas now. Not bad either
A good plan is a flexible plan. It should allow to adjust to the new reality. If not, it is more heavy weight that you drag along rather than a map towards your destination. When reviewing one of the long term life objectives, it is to travel, to show the world to the kids. But … More What to do with the travel itch?
Not so long ago, a discussion with a coworker got into the early retirement subject, to be more precise: how much is enough. This is indeed a good question: when can you stop working and be sure? Honestly, this is a question that is in the back of my mind. There are so many variables … More what is enough?
Reading the stories of people that have reached FIRE already – or that plan to be there in a few years – made me ask the question: what is our FIRE date? This is a very simple yet interesting question. Still, giving an answer turns out to be not a quick win. There are so … More FIRE planned in 2029