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

HOW ICE FUELED OUR FIRE

How Ice Fueled Our FIRE by Tinian Crawford

I grew up thinking of money as a means to procure the things that brought immediate satisfaction. As soon as I had it, I used it, and I felt fine doing so. I never lacked the necessities, and so I figured I had all that I needed. There comes a time in many of our … Read more

THE POWER OF A POSITIVE ALTER EGO TRIP

The Power of a Positive Alter Ego Trip by Ashleigh Evans

Dr. Jekyll has Mr. Hyde, Beyoncé has Sasha Fierce, and I have Jade. My FI alter ego was born in 2015, on a quiet, gray evening in Everett, WA. I remember it because it was one of those fork-in-the-road moments that alter your life forever. I was 24, newly released onto the world as an … Read more

CONFESSIONS OF A CAMPFI IMPOSTER

Confessions of a CampFI Imposter by Kacy Baughier

This was my first CampFI ever and I wasn’t sure what to expect. I am not a “FI” person per se however, I heard a lot of good things and wanted to see what all the excitement was about. The venue for CampFI Southeast 2019 Week 2 near Gainesville, FL was great. “Miss Sarah” delivered … Read more

LESSON 40 : FI WITH FRIENDS

Fiology Lesson 40: FI With Friends

Fiology thanks Stephen Baughier, the founder of CampFI, for shaping this lesson. Chances are no matter where you are on your own Financial Independence journey, you don’t have physical interaction or discussions daily with people at work, in your neighborhood, or even with your family about your philosophy about the relationship between your money and … Read more