My name is Dan and I’m 42-years old. I live a normal life in the beautiful countryside of the South East of England, with my wonderful wife and three young children (three girls 6 years and under….. yikes!) There’s one overarching reason why I am obsessed with the topic of achieving financial freedom and retiring early: “I want to spend my time with people I love, doing things that really matter”.
If you’ve seen my previous blog – steelkitten.typepad.com – you’ll know that DH and I achieved our dream of buying a smallholding in July 2016. We moved to rural Lincolnshire and give full credit to penny-pinching for getting us there. This blog charts a new chapter in our lives as we strive to achieve our new goal of retiring early. I write about penny-pinching, money-saving, budgeting, smallholding life, personal development, and retirement planning.
Most people dream of a time when they can quit their day job and pursue what they truly love. Yet, when you ask young(er) people about retirement, they tune out, equating “retirement” with “walkers and canes”. Retirement is not about being old. It’s about no longer being dependent upon your time and labor for money. Retirement is financial freedom. The truth is, if you’re determined and start early enough, retirement can happen sooner than you think.
This blog is more than spending reports and posts on whether you need to be frugal or maximise your income to achieve FIRE. Not that I’m nitpicking, I have just come to realise there’s only a finite amount of posts to write about FIRE and the journey to get there. Which is why my blog isn’t just about FI – there’s more to me than FI which is why I intend my blog to be as diverse as my interests.
Welcome to my shiny new blog! I’m 31 years old and I’d like to be financially independent by the time I’m 45. Here I will post about my journey to financial independence to measure my progress and keep me on track. Hopefully, some of you will find it interesting and maybe even helpful for your own journeys.
I’ve been FI since I was 33. I write about how I got there, share what I’ve learned over the years seeking FI and provide ideas on how you can achieve it yourself. | Soy financieramente libre desde que tenía 33 años. Escribo sobre cómo lo logré y comparto todo lo que he aprendido durante los años que me llevó llegar hasta ese punto, doy ideas sobre cómo hacerlo y cuál es la mentalidad para que tu también lo logres.
I am around 30 years Swedish Dentist who is a Dividend Investor, hence SWE DEN DIV IN. I am the guy on the path to Financial Independence. I am one of the only FIRE bloggers out of Sweden who posts in English and I post everything from my monthly net worth and all income and expenditures to information about the everyday work of a dentist. Join me on this journey!
The Romanian sister website to Money Caravan, written by a Romanian living in Belgium. The blog is aimed at making a small contribution to improving financial education among Romanians and to provide information about real estate investing in Romania. | Blogul-pereche al blogului Money Caravan, scris de un blogger român care trăiește în Belgia. Blogul își propune să facă o contrubuție la educația financiară a românilor și să ofere informații espre investiții imobiliare în România.
I can’t say this blog which I started on my 36th birthday is the start of our journey towards FI, but it’s a start in sharing with the world. The journey towards FI has been a long one for me already. I wanted to have money to give me the freedom I saw so many older colleagues lacking when I joined the workforce. And I wanted to have that freedom while I was still young enough to enjoy it.