Financial Independence

Enjoying Financial Independence and Parenthood

Can parents pursue financial independence with kids at home? Today we’ll go over the five biggest myths and show how you can enjoy parenthood and FI! Are CoastFI and Parenthood Compatible? Even before we were familiar with the term financial independence, we were intrigued about this idea of gaining flexibility and freedom. When we were […]

How Your Family Can Become Financially Free

Despite popular opinion, you don’t need a million dollars to be financially free. We’ll go over how you can create a financial independence plan that fits your family and is actually fun! How Much Do We Need as a Family to Be Financially Free? Simplify and Enjoy is about families working toward financial freedom using […]

How to Savor and Enjoy This Summer without Breaking Your Budget

Today we’re digging into how to live well and enjoy this summer without breaking your budget! Enjoying Summer as a Family, Staying on Budget Saving money can be a smart and practical move when it comes to your finances. Sometimes though, you can get caught up with savings that it becomes your goal. In the […]

How to Live Well on Less This Summer with Michelle Jackson

For some in the financial independence space, there is almost a badge of honor of living your life as cheaply as possible. They talk about how they only spend $X a year. While I respect keeping expenses in check, I think it’s not really a healthy way to approach things. With us still dealing with […]

Family and Financial Independence: Should We Pay Off Our Mortgage Early?

Not having a mortgage payment sounds like a dream, but is that a realistic goal for a family with young kids? Andrew shares how his family ‘found’ money to pay their mortgage off early and still have fun together! Paying Off Your Mortgage Early How did you feel when you bought your home?  After you […]

How to Comfortably Afford a House You Love

Want to buy a house that you love and still comfortably afford? Find out how you can run the numbers so you can become a homeowner while still pursuing other goals! How Much House Can We Afford? Even though buying a house is typically the biggest purchase you’re going to make, we kind of snap […]