Yes yes yes. It’s the RE part of the message that is both the sexy attractor and the hook for detractors. Financial Independence is a multi-faceted jewel, encompassing paid work, creative work, soul-work, social change work, community work. it allows for such a mandala of possibilities beyond financial entrapment/dependence on a job. Good for you…[Read more]
Just to be clear… I’m not retired. I don’t intend to retire. I don’t want to stop working. I want to work for things I care about, on things that interest me, until I die. Like Thoreau, “…I wish to live […]
I did retire from a job that had it’s meaning, public service, painfully pulled from my “being” by a system that cared more about budget execution and “performance” measures than the agency’s stated mission. I now am quite happy, and incredibly busy doing “nothing”. I don’t need a job. I feel as if I am working. Job and Work have become synonyms for some reason. I am, as Jeff Yeager of “How to Retire the Cheapskate Way” puts it, “selfishly employed” being a general contractor for our home renovations, landscaper for our acreage, personal shopper for our household, and short order cook to my spouse (who is working at a job she loves).
Yes yes yes. It’s the RE part of the message that is both the sexy attractor and the hook for detractors. Financial Independence is a multi-faceted jewel, encompassing paid work, creative work, soul-work, social change work, community work. it allows for such a mandala of possibilities beyond financial entrapment/dependence on a job. Good for you for exposing and writing about FI.
Thanks. I would be interested in what you see as the difference with my thoughts and the rest of the FIRE bloggers/podcasters. I see the difference but am very curious how it seems to you.
And what’s in the way of doing that? Many FIers decide to separate their bank accounts and pay into a common pot for common expenses. That marriage equals shared finances is more assumption to crack open!
I hope you are right. I’ve met a lot of people on this path who are very clear about wanting out but not as clear about what they want to get into. What activities or pursuits will give them a sense of meaning, contribution and joy over the long haul.
Laura Oldanie, a member of the Your Money or Your Life community, wants to marry FI and the 3Ps (people planet profit as the bottom line for a sustainability business) into a 3PFI lifestyle. In this article […]
This story happened over a decade ago, but it’s lessons transformed my life and redirected how I spend my most precious resource: my time. I was playing a simulation game with a dozen other people and here’s what […]
Your Identity Closet: What shall you wear now that you are free?
In high school all three sororities asked me to join – three different flavors of girls to giggle and gossip with. I must have joined one b […]
Now that Your Money or Your Life 2018 has been launched, now that there are nearly 60K books in stores and warehouses, now that this platform is humming and the Facebook community is growing and I’ve mingled with […]
Your 1992 book, rediscovered this month, has hit my heart, my mind, and my soul as I resonate with your principles as I work to present to my clients an example of how to empower Excellence in their lives and especially with their Money relationship. The principles embody purpose, living in the moment, finding your passion, finding happiness in simplicity and learning to be personally sustainable so that families, communities, and the environment can benefit in becoming sustainable. My core values embodied.