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.
Our purpose is to make a positive difference in the lives of our listeners & readers. I believe that the financial service Industry has it all wrong; it does not focus on the individual, it focuses on selling products. We’re trying to shift that focus back to you. Whether you’re in your 30’s, in your 80’s or somewhere in between we believe we share information and inspire thought that is of value to you now and into the future.
Don’t be fooled by the domain: I am as average in every sense of the word as it gets. Middle aged dude, married with a kid, boring office job. Started investing in stocks, real estate and P2P lending in 2014 when I turned 35. On this site I will document my journey towards financial independence and (hopefully) early retirement.
18 with 30 years of experience, mother of a 16-year-old daughter, with husband M. and cat Semmie. Creative, also with money, a bon vivant with abundant consciousness. Striving to be done within 10 years. | Het rijke wijf, 18 met 30 jaar ervaring, moeder van dochter van 16, samen met man M. en poes Semmie. Creatief, ook met geld, levensgenieter met overvloedsbewustzijn. Streven om binnen uiterlijk 10 jaren klaar te zijn.
For me time is the most important resource we have as human beings. Most of us choose to sell that time for money. By becoming FI, I’ll be able to buy my own time back. | For mig er tid den vigtigste ressource vi har som mennesker. De fleste af os vælger så at sælge den tid for penge. Ved at blive finansiel uafhængig kunne jeg kunne købe min egen tid tilbage.
I’ve just started my road to FIRE, and I have some years left before leaving the corporate world. Reading all those other FIRE blogs made me want to make a blog for my own journey. As of March 2019 my net worth is approx. $170,000, of which $155,000 is invested in index funds. This blog will hopefully motivate me to continue the hard work. To my advantage I already have all the things I want in life, except for time. I’ve got a lot of hobbies that I would like to spend more time on as soon as I reach FI. Do you want to escape the 9 – 5 too? There’s a ton of great content I’d love to share with you so that you can follow the same path!
MonkWealth is a FIRE blog covering my approach to personal finance and my journey towards financial independence. What makes it unique? I am (the first FI blogger) from Macedonia, currently living in The Netherlands, and you can track my FIRE progress as I started blogging at 25% of my goal. That being said, I want it to be for my readers as much as it is for me – you’ll find relevant material for both FIRE veterans and newcomers.
The Humble Penny
Learning how to Manage & Make Money has Transformed My Life since my days as a teenage Student & Migrant. It has enabled me to become Debt Free, a keen Investor & Business owner; living purposefully through my opportunity to help others Create Financial Joy and achieve Financial Independence in their lives.