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A MINORITY FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE STORY

A Minority Financial Independence Story by Fritz Basco - Fiology

The Lottery of Life When I moved from Haiti to the United States at age 11, I knew I had won the lottery but I had no clue how much I had won. Growing up I knew we had it good compared to the people back in Haiti. I no longer went most of the … Read more

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FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE: EASY AS ONE, TWO, THREE

Financial Independence: Easy as One, Two, Three by Krizelle Pum - Fiology

I can’t believe that it’s only been a little over two years since my husband and I discovered Financial Independence, Retire Early (FIRE). It’s crazy that in such a short period of time, we were able to get closer to financial independence. And it didn’t take much, but a little bit of intentionality. Our journey … Read more

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HAVING FAITH IN FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE

Having Faith in Financial Independence by Becky and Stephen Heptig - Fiology

I’m Becky, I’m 64 years old and have been married to Stephen for more than 40 years. We have three adult children. Like many, we’ve faced life challenges and didn’t always make the most calculated or ideal financial choices. While we are fortunate to have found sound financial footing, we’ve come a long way since … Read more

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REINVENTION OF SELF THROUGH FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE

Reinvention of Self Through Financial Independence by Dr. Cory S. Fawcett - Fiology

Goats, Goals, and Delayed Gratification My Financial Independence (FI) story begins in my grandfather’s lap. He often read me the children’s book, Dr. Goat, which sits on my mantle today. This story is about Dr. Goat, a family doctor who makes house calls to treat sick animals. Near the end of the book, Dr. Goat … Read more

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Financial Independence for Family

Financial Independence for Family by Juan and Maria Fernandez - Fiology

I was born in Maracaibo, Venezuela in 1980 and I think that makes me a borderline millennial with some behaviors from Generation X. I was raised by frugal parents who taught me the value of hard work and saving for the future. Modest Beginnings My parents came from low income families. In South America this … Read more

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MY FI PATH TO LIVING LIFE ON MY TERMS

My FI Path to Living Life on My Terms by Josh Stine - Fiology

If you told me I would grow up to be an entrepreneur, I would’ve said you were nuts. My path to entrepreneurship hasn’t been easy. It started in college. I spent four years laser-focused on whatever it took to get the ultimate job and be “successful.” Thankfully, I formed great relationships and took entrepreneurship courses … Read more

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PUTTING THINGS BACK WHERE THEY BELONG

Putting Things Back Where They Belong by Nick and Carol Keesey

From College Dropout to… My wife, Carol, and I met in spring 2014. She was living in Frederick, Maryland, working as an au pair, and I was a student at Penn State. A few months later, I decided to drop out of college. I did so to pursue a business I had started about a … Read more

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BOUNCING BACK WITH THE BRRRR METHOD

Bouncing Back with the BRRRR Method by Jen and Zack Reeves

Over the past four years, my husband and I have journeyed from virtually no hope of ever retiring to tripling our net worth and earning enough passive income to nearly cover our monthly expenses. We realized this through strategic real estate investing and credit our current position almost entirely to the Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, … Read more

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