Pursuing Financial Independence (FI) proves to need a completely different mindset in relation to spending money and time than most. I don't want to make the broad statement that it is better, it is just different. A different set of choices, based on different options that most of today's working class may not even know … Continue reading How to Talk about FI
So far on the blog, I've spoken a lot about pursuing Financial Independence (FI) and how important it can be to living a happy and fulfilling life, but what does it really even mean? Financial Freedom The best way to describe Financial Independence is being in a state of freedom from financial stresses. This can … Continue reading What is FI Anyway?
In keeping with my New Year's resolutions, I have been trying to read at least one book every 2 weeks. The first book of the year was The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. Gretchen spends a year putting into action different ideas and philosophies with the goal of being a happier person by the end of the … Continue reading Living a Life of Happine$$
While on our honeymoon in Southeast Asia, my wife and I were able to learn of many ideas stemming from ancient times. These lessons seemed to revolve around the concepts of balance (Yin and Yang) and moderation. A physical embodiment of the concept of moderation is called the Confucius cup. The legend behind this cup goes … Continue reading A Little Bit of Eastern Wisdom
Welcome to the FIERbird blog! This blog is for those of us who are sick of the 9-5 and are looking for “something more”. That something more could be the freedom to take a lower paying job that’s more fulfilling, spending more time with family, or travelling the world. Whatever your “something more” may be, … Continue reading Welcome to FIERbird!