I enjoy waking up everyday to teach my classes. I really have no complaints. To be very UN-F.I. (is that a word?), I don’t have a problem working until my 60s. I’ll now pause for your collective gasp.
So why FI? For my husband, the answer is easy. He doesn’t like to work. He doesn’t want to wake up before the crack of dawn and drive an awful commute to the west side. He doesn’t like to do projects he has no interest in and he doesn’t like dealing with clients who boss him around. He wants to be his own boss–set his own time, choose his projects and more importantly, worry about only himself.
For me, the I-hate-work sales pitch didn’t work. I like my job. What I really want more of is time. I want more time to do more things I enjoy and hang out with my loved ones. That’s why I choose to work towards FI. To read more about our plans after FI, click here.
My transition into FI started out in baby steps. I can easily devour and inhale fiction and non-fiction books. But if you ask me to read a whole book on finance, I think I would just melt from boredom. I just don’t have it in me. I started with podcasts on my way to work, especially the Madfientist or ChooseFI. I would listen to a few a week. I also started reading FI blogs like Millennial Revolution. These tiny additions to my daily media consumption helped me to become more knowledgeable about my finances.
How did you decide to get on the F.I. bandwagon? Do you have suggestions for other podcasts/blogs? Would love to hear about it!