Forty-something single parent seeking FIRE in the UK.
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.
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’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.
Matthias is financially free and doesn’t depend on working as an employee. He doesn’t want to sell you anything and writes his blog for himself (it’s your own fault if you read it). | Objektiv betrachtet ist Matthias finanziell frei und von keiner angestellten Tätigkeit abhängig. Er will hier nichts verkaufen und schreibt sein Blog für sich (selbst schuld wenn du das ließt).
Please join me on my journey to financial freedom and living the good life on a budget. I’m here to show you that it can be done, whatever the budget, and that you’ll be much happier with a more simple life – we can inspire each other!