Financial Independence

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 […]

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 […]