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.
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.