I recently attended a funeral. But unlike most, this funeral wasn’t a somber event. In fact, it was more like a tribute since the deceased lived a long and fulfilled life, and it felt like a celebration of the person. As these things tend to do, it got me thinking about my own life. Two specific questions came to mind:
If I passed away today, what would be the highlights of my eulogy?
How would they differ from what I’d want them to be?
I talk quite a bit about my own efforts to attain Financial Independence (FI) and the reasons why it’s important to me. Today’s post is going to be a little different. Below you’ll read about some huge news in the Personal Finance community, which all happened on Monday (12/18/2017). And behind these stories are five real people. Their actions illustrate the flexibility and fun that financial freedom offers. I hope you’re as inspired by these amazing examples of financial independence as I am.
[I have something a little different for you today. My friends from down under at MOZO have offered to share their 9 biggest money regrets of 2017. I’m sure we can all relate to one or two or well…all these. Check them out!]
As 2018 draws ever nearer, so does a fresh start for your finances. While nothing soothes the soul quite like a clean slate, it’s often handy to be able to look back on, and learn from, your own financial mistakes and mishaps. Let’s be honest, we’ve all made a few.
I’ve mentioned before that I’ve always wanted to become financially independent (FI). I may not have known the term “FI,” but it’s always been my goal. With that in mind, I was focused on making effective financial decisions. At the top of my list: becoming a homeowner. I heard that renting meant “throwing money away” (in reality this is not always true) and I never wanted to do that. Here’s the story tallying up my wins and losses from buying a condo at 24.