A little over a year ago, my wife and I went to an open house for a fancy, big house. It was in a good neighborhood, close to my wife’s family, and ideally situated for both of our commutes. The house was amazing. Fully renovated. A large lot. Gorgeous finishes. Great curb appeal. It even had a mother-in-law living area that could be separated from the rest of the house and probably used as the occasional Airbnb space.
Today, if you ask me what my FI number is, my response is that I really don’t have one anymore. Let’s look at three reasons why I don’t have a FI number these days. Maybe some of these reasons apply to you too.
I’m not financially independent – not even close. To support my lifestyle, I have to actively earn income, whether that’s by writing, side hustling, or doing whatever else it is I do for a living. Here’s the interesting thing though. Even though I’m definitely not financially independent, some people seem to think that I am. […]
If you spend too much time listening to what most people tell you, it can often feel like we don’t have much room to make mistakes. I know that’s how I’ve often felt. For most of my life, I was taught that you needed to do things a certain way – go to a good […]
If you want to get a big case of FOMO (i.e. fear of missing out), all you have to do is sit down and read some financial news. You’ll kick yourself at all the big investments you’ve missed out on over the years. Bitcoin to $100,000! Gamestop making people millionaires! Teslanaires balling out! And now […]