Your Why of Financial Independence

This is the lesson header image for the Fiology lesson that helps you determine why you want to pursue Financial Independence.

Why do you want to become Financially Independent? You now have your definition and are intrigued enough to pursue it – but why? It is important to know the why because this journey can be long, challenging, and at times boring. Knowing the “why” keeps us motivated. And if we truly understand our “why”, we will have the answer when our friends and family ask, “So what’s all this Financial Independence stuff about?” You’ll confidently retort with your “why”. This Fiology lesson encourages you to answer why you want to pursue and reach Financial Independence. Of course your answer will change over time but it is important to never lose focus of your why.




  • The Why of FI  by Brad Barrett and Jonathan Mendonsa of

Take Action: 

  1. For each of the 16 Great Reasons listed in Jillian’s article above, consider how you believe your life will be affected when you reach your FI milestone. Write these ideas in a journal and refer to them often to remind you why you have chosen to achieve FI.

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I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.” from Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre

David Baughier

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1 Comment

  1. Alexandra Blond on October 19, 2021 at 4:17 pm

    Financial Independence = Emotional Freedom

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