Learnings from an Experiment with Fun-Employment

Just over a year ago, Diania dropped the bomb that she had decided to quit her corporate job. Her intention was to experiment with a year of "fun-employment." I'm excited to bring her back for a Slow FI interview about what she learned in her first year of "fun-employment."

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The Case for Quiet Quitting

Lately, I've seen people trying to demonize quiet quitting. Quit quitting simply means that you are setting boundaries and not constantly going above and beyond your role. This post will help you figure out what small, quiet quits you can make to improve your job and life without burning bridges.

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Our 3-Week Maritime Canada Itinerary: What to See (AND skip)

We just took our first big trip in our newly converted campervan! We spend a lovely three weeks up in the Maritimes on the Atlantic Coast of Canada. We had a blast, and we want to share with you the best things to do and see. AND, as always, we'll share what we'd skip if were to do it again.

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10 Frugal Wedding Ideas

Our wedding day was beautiful, and we embraced a money-saving mindset and optimized almost everything. This set a strong foundation for starting our financial life together and more recently, getting on the same page regarding financial independence. For our 10th anniversary, I’d love to share our 10 frugal wedding ideas. 

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Best Ugly Produce Delivery Service

When we first learned about financial independence, we started to analyze our spending. One of the first things that we realized was that we spent way too much on groceries. While I was doing research into Community Support Agriculture (CSAs), I stumbled across ugly produce delivery services, and found two companies in our area to test out. Here's what I discovered.

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Our Non-Budget Campervan, Part III: The Costs

A few weeks ago, we wrote about the layout and features of our non-budget campervan. This post is all about the costs. Even though I know this was the right decision for us, it's still a bit hard to admit how much we actually spent. But, we know it will support our ideal lifestyle for years to come.

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From World-Schooling to Beekeeping: What Financial Freedom Can Enable You to Do

Andrew and his family have designed their lives over the past ten years. They started out with road-schooling. Then, Andrew took a sabbatical so they could world-school their kids. When they returned to the US, he started his beekeeping business so that he'd have flexibility to be present with his family.

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Our Non-Budget Campervan Build: Layout and Features (Part II of the Campervan Series)

Despite being personal finance enthusiasts, we did NOT do a budget campervan build. We are strong believers in intentional spending. This means that we are happy to splurge on things that will add value and joy to our lives (like a campervan). And, we cut costs on the things that don't. In this post, learn more about the layout and features of our NON-budget campervan.

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Everything You Want to Know about our Campervan, Part I: Why We Chose Vanlife

We just got our campervan! This dream h as been a long time in the making. This is the first post of our Vanlife Series where we explore why we chose vanlife and what we're planning to do now that we have our van.

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Cashing Out Enhances the FIRE narrative

Cashing Out, the new book by Kiersten and Julien Sanders from Rich and Regular, is a MUST read. Their approach to FI goes beyond the traditional FIRE narrative by acknowledging that achieving FIRE is both harder for certain groups of people and why it's even more imperative than ever.

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Multiple Streams of Income: The Ultimate Source of Flexibility

Throughout her career, Kim built up a variety of income streams, such as working as a contractor, building up her own business, teaching craft classes, and cultivating her garlic crop to sell commercially. Building up multiple income streams has given Kim both peace of mind and tons of flexibility!

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Relearning to Dream Big

As an adult, it can be a huge challenge to dream big. After needing to figure out how to manage finances and make ends meet, our dreams get put on hold for a period of time (or forever). This is why we need to put concrete effort into relearning to dream big. This post walks you through how to do that.

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Working (A LOT) Less After Reaching Coast FI

Soon after his daughter was born, Anders learned about Coast FI. Upon calculating his number and realizing he'd already reached it, he decided to work less. He quit his job and starting working part-time as a freelance writer and seasonally as a tax preparer. He now feel like he has the benefits of the FI lifestyle without waiting to retire early.

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Financial Independence in a HCOL Area

Living in a high cost of living area or urban environment can be very expensive. But it does not have to be. If you are intentional, you can enjoy all of the perks of the great location without sacrificing your long-term aspirations. We’re on our way to achieving financial independence and our location has actually played a big part in that. We believe that living in a high cost of living area has actually allowed us to fast track our journey to FI.

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