Welcome to my blog where I post progress and comments on my path to Financial Independence (FI).
I live in the UK, am in my 50s and have been looking at my life and how I seem to have been spending more of my time working and no time ‘doing things I love’. Yeh, its probably that ‘mid-life crisis’ that people talk about.
I started reading MMM and theFIREstarter and other blogs and realised that to escape the work arena I need to become FI. I have been a regular reader of TheEscapeArtist and find his articles informative.
It was so enlightening, I have been saving for some years anyway but not really taking it seriously. I always had an ingrained rule about no-debt. I also had a half-baked idea of giving up work at some point before retirement and not having to work – being ‘self-supporting’ as I had found my ancestors had been when listed on census data.
The break-up of my 20-year relationship and being made redundant (twice) has changed my mind on all this and made me realise I need to make FI my goal and release me from the work treadmill. Having the FU money so that if anything happens again, I can feel secure in the fact that I can support myself.
I should have started this years ago and I could have been spending my 40s in FI freedom. I have some catching up to do, let’s get going…