I’m Ms ZiYou. On my blog I share my thoughts and personal development as I work towards financial independence at the age of 40. There are loads of cool male married FIRE bloggers in the cult. But to make the movement representative, I feel we need more women and single people out there making some noise. I want to raise the visibility of diverse bloggers and together challenge the male engineer stereotype (although I do program, if that can be forgiven).
Born in late 70s, went to school, then to uni, lingered there for longer than necessary, got a job, a credit card, a mortgage. A career in financial services in the City of London can support a reasonable lifestyle if you don’t mind the downsides. I took the red pill in 2015 and decided that something had to be done about this business of working 60+ hour weeks making other people rich. This blog is a record of me doing something about it.
We are two medical students in our 20s currently living and studying in London. In late 2016, we first came across the concept of financial independence (FI): save hard, spend little and reach a point where you can live off savings and investments in perpetuity. The purpose of this blog is to record – primarily for ourselves – the process that will take us to our goal, while sharing with others any highs and lows along the way.
I’m 27, semi-retired and live in London. My own FI journey started at 16 years old when my father passed away, and I became responsible for my own finances. At the age of 26 I reached FI, hence the “young”. I quit full-time work in autumn 2016 after Mrs YFG insisted I leave to focus on our joint FI journey. Mrs YFG is still at work as she is a weird person who actually likes her job.
I’m a married man in my late 40s with 6 children aged 9 to 19. I discovered FI quite late in life (I wish I’d known about it 30 years ago when I started work) and I’m desperate to implement the principles in my remaining working life. I aim to get to FI in 7-8 years. My greater motivation is to ensure my kids are aware of FI, especially my eldest who has just started in the world of work.