Financial Independence

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 […]

Financial Independence and Raising Kids are Not Mutually Exclusive

 Financial Independence seems almost impossible when you’re trying to raise kids, but many families are doing it.  Matt Miner shares his family’s journey along with some key takeaways!  Pursuing Financial Independence as Parents Last week on the podcast, we began the conversation of finding the right path towards financial independence or freedom for your family […]

Which Financial Independence Path is Right for Your Family?

Financial independence is a hot topic, but with so many different paths (FIRE, leanFI, FatFIRE, slowFI, etc), it can be difficult to figure out what’s the best path for you.  Today we dive into some of the most popular ‘flavors’ of financial independence and weigh the pros and cons of them. We’ll also get into […]

Crafting Your Family’s Plan for Financial Independence

Today we’re showing you how to create a FI (financial independence) plan even while you’re raising your kids! Financial Independence and Family In this final episode for the season, I want to go back to a question I asked at the beginning – is it possible to become financially independent while raising kids?  I had […]

Financial Independence with Kids: Figuring Out Your Path

Most people would love to become financially independent and have work be optional, but it is that realistic? Today we’re looking at the real scoop about FIRE and whether it’s the path for you! Financial Independence with Kids: Is That Really Possible? One of the reasons I started Simplify and Enjoy is I felt like […]

How Our Basement Renovation Will Help Us Become Mortgage Free

Is it 2019 already? Looking back at 2018, the year definitely got chaotic towards the end. I wish we could say we ended on a high note, but we didn’t. We had several loved ones dealing with serious health issues and a couple of weeks ago, we went to a funeral. Obviously, it hasn’t been a […]