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.
Young FI Guy
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.
I was lucky to become Financially Independent and Retired Early because it wasn’t really my plan. It helped that (a) I am tight (b) I discovered The Motley Fool and started to manage my money 20 years ago (c) I am very tight. I attained the goal of Retiring Early when I was made redundant. It struck me that I had Financial, Independence and Early nailed down but I hadn’t thought through Retirement. My blog is an attempt to work that through!
I’m a Dutch guy in my mid-thirties using the alias Mr. Robot. I live together with my wife and small kid in a nice house in the southern part of The Netherlands. By day I’m active in the IT-industry by evening/night I’m aspiring to be a finance ninja with a goal of full early retirement at 55.