Fiology Lesson 28: Join Forces For FI: Is Your Significant Other On Board?


No matter how enthused you may be about Financial Independence, it is going to be a tougher journey if your significant other isn’t on board. From the outset, your significant other might exhibit a seemingly ridiculous amount of passion for this path and assume that you will be just as eager to sprint to the finish line with zeal and optimism. However, this is rarely the case. As with anything that requires a team effort, there are considerations that require a maturity and mutual respect to handle. This lesson presents a number of perspectives to help promote a healthy attitude towards helping couples to get on a similar page in order to maximize the joy of this Financial Independence journey.

Read:  How To Get Your Spouse On Board With FI  by Shannyn Allan of

Read:  The Value of a Frugal Spouse  by Mike Ballew of

Read:  Family On Fire, Do You Have Spousal Buy In?  by Doc G of

Listen:  082 | A Wife’s Perspective | Laura And Dani  by Brad Barrett and Jonathan Mendonsa of

Read:  Early Retirement Bliss: Getting Your Partner on Board  by Cubert of

Read:  Retirement-Proof your Marriage  by Mike Ballew of

Take Action: Whether you are in a relationship or single, there is a someone in your life that you would like to share this journey with. Consider that person’s personality and goals and, using the information provided in this lesson, develop a plan to share your goal of Financial Independence and encourage that person to support and join you along your journey.

Additional Resources:

Read:  Is Mr. Money Mustache Ruining Your Marriage?  by Pete Adeney of

Quote:  “I am a member of a team, and I rely on the team, I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion.” – Mia Hamm

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