“FI is not going to make you happy just by reaching it”. Michael writes about opportunity costs, risks, fulfilment, and the power of having options.
Bloggers on FIRE – Cracking Retirement In our Bloggers on FIRE series, we interview European FI bloggers to find out what makes them tick. Our aim is to build up a “who’s who” directory for the European FI blogging world. We hope you enjoy the series and discover some new blogs to follow. You can find a full list of our Bloggers on FIRE interviews here. Please briefly introduce yourself to FIREhub.eu readers Hi, I’m Erith (not my real name,…
Podcast: Is being happy as an employee possible? | Kristina from Employay| FI Europe Podcast Kristina is the host of Employay – a podcast about leadership, employee satisfaction and company culture. She talks about how people can be more satisfied and happy in the workplace, self-employment vs. being an employee and how to find out when it’s time to move on to somewhere else. Lots of actionable advice and personal stories in this edition of the FI Europe podcast. You…
A guest post with a Polish girl The Canny Contractor recently met at one of his Budapest meetups. Kasia shares why getting divorced, cutting ties with her family, selling her company, changing her name and moving abroad has made her happier.
Podcast: Financial Independence and What It Can Mean for Your Mental Health | Alex | FI Europe Podcast
Podcast: Financial Independence and What It Can Mean for Your Mental Health | Alex | FI Europe Podcast The relax edition of the FI Europe Podcast 😉 The guest in this podcast is Alex, a 31 year old working as a psychiatric nurse – so he has seen a a lot of mental stress issues being caused by financial matters. He talks about financial independence as an antidote, how to manage stress related to money and finances, sleep/meditation apps and…
Would you like to dive into the brain of a millionaire in the middle of a midlife crisis? Meet Mr RIP.
Reddit Story – “Today I fucked Up. My regrets as a 46 year old, and advice to others at a crossroad” by Stockles
Stockles shares a story he found on Reddit that is a huge wakeup call and reminder that we need to live our lives now.
Philosophy – Identify your “why”; Psychology – Reduce spending; Work Ethic – Increase income; and Finance – Grow wealth. These are the four pillars around which a new book on FIRE evolves. Route2FI has written an extensive book review.
Kate attended FIWE (Financial Independence Week Europe) a couple of weeks ago. She came back home changed, motivated, and has now a couple of regular community related activities that keep her motivation up. Read her enthousiastic review of FIWE and her take aways.