Welcome to our journey towards being FIRE (financially independent, retired early). The journey won’t be easy by any means but the thought of not having to work for a living and achieving the financial security to construct our lives on our terms is way more appealing. Learn more about Mr. and Mrs. Quest.
We first learned about FI at the end of 2015 and have been actively reading other blogs within the community (e.g., Mr Money Mustache, Mad Fientist, Millennial Revolution ). Great resources! Interestingly, there’s no one set formula or path towards FI and it varies between the person and their circumstances. Some have high paying jobs, some live in low cost areas, some go through strict index fund investments, others mix in rental income, you name it. Everyone has their unique story and approach which makes the FI community amazing. This means everyone can achieve FI on their terms.
We decided to start documenting our journey as a way to share our unique situation and also keep us accountable.
– Living in Los Angeles (with a big city comes big expenses)
– Both of us have full time jobs
– Pregnant with our first baby
– Travelling at least twice a year (international & domestic)
– Two mortgages: our own and a rental property
In short, we want to pursue FI while still having the some luxuries in life. After all, we do live in LA! This will be our way of tracking our progress, articulating our strategy and failures, and sharing and learning from others within the community. Join us on this ride toward FI on our terms!