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 choosefi.com
Read: The Value of a Frugal Spouse by Mike Ballew of freedompathblog.com
Read: Family On Fire, Do You Have Spousal Buy In? by Doc G of diversefi.com
Listen: 082 | A Wife’s Perspective | Laura And Dani by Brad Barrett and Jonathan Mendonsa of choosefi.com
Read: Early Retirement Bliss: Getting Your Partner on Board by Cubert of physicianonfire.com
Read: Retirement-Proof your Marriage by Mike Ballew of freedompathblog.com
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.
Read: Is Mr. Money Mustache Ruining Your Marriage? by Pete Adeney of mrmoneymustache.com
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