Welcome new readers and subscribers! My recent guest post on the 7 Phases of Retirement over at Retire by 40 last week piqued interest in our personal journey to financial independence. Many of Joe’s readers visited this site and subscribed to receive future posts. Thank you.
We would like to extend a warm welcome to our new guests!
I have been thinking about expanding on the meaning of “just one more year” for the last couple of months. It might be more entertaining and revealing to dedicate a future post to that subject and expand on our particular situation.
While we wait for that post to germinate, I would like to point you to a couple themes that are important to us and posts that touch upon those topics.
A Financial Independence Journey for readers
- Step 1: budget for financial independence: This is the first step in how our financial independence journey began. It starts with a foundation of managing your expenses and budgeting.
- Step 2: create a passive income stream: This second step highlights the need to do something with the money you save by budgeting. Perhaps it is time to start a side hustle or passive income stream?
Steps 3 through 7 should be released sequentially each Thursday evening
- How does it feel to have a paid off mortgage? I have had a mortgage for thirty-five years of my life. I have been making extra principle payments for two decades and that got very old. Due to numerous moves and mistakes, I never seemed to pay off the mortgage. We finally made that happen in March 2015.
- Are we there yet? A guest post discussion about spending too much time focusing on the future and losing sight of the present moment.
Comparing our situation with co-workers
(This is our version of keeping up with the Joneses)
- A tale of 2 employees finances This is a story of working with a co-worker in an identical job and much personal history in common, where we both could be affected by a layoff. One of us may decide not to work again.
- A tale of 2 employees finances: Billy I have a great friend of thirty years that retired in May 2015. Our paths are very similar, yet the choices he made got him to early retirement earlier than me!