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

HEALTH, HOPE, HAPPINESS, AND FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE

Health, Hope, Happiness, and Financial Independence by Chris and Debbie Emick - Fiology

With the script for the American Dream held tightly in hand, I set out to live my dream life by pursuing the one and only path. I knew that a college degree in a high-tech field would give me a head start. I found a career with a real honest-to-goodness pension plan and a 401(k). … Read more

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

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

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

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

ON LOYALTY, LIVING, AND THE LONG GAME

On Loyalty, Living, and the Long Game by Nils and Jonas Salzgeber

I discovered Nils and Jonas when researching the topic of Stoicism to support Fiology Lesson 43: The FI-losophy of Financial Independence. Since then, we have interacted on a number of occasions and their professionalism and positive energy always stands out and leaves me even more impressed. These men have earned a level of success as … Read more

GOING BRRRRSERK WITH REAL ESTATE

Going BRRRRserk With Real Estate with David Greene

Those of us who use rental real estate as a tool to achieve Financial Independence are likely familiar with BiggerPockets and some of the associated personalities. David Greene is the co-host of the BiggerPockets Podcast and author of two real estate investing books. His first book, Long-Distance Real Estate Investing: How to Buy, Rehab, and … Read more

FROM TYPICAL WORK DAY TO LIVING LIFE YOUR WAY

From Typical Work Day to Living Life Your Way by Daniel Killion

I have what most would consider to be an amazing job. I make more money than I probably should, I have more time off than most, I have a lot of autonomy in the work I do, and my coworkers are overall great people. But this June I will be ending my 15 year career … Read more