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I often hear the statement “It’s not about the money, it’s about time”. And I agree! Money is not the point, money is not the end. Money is a tool we employ for many ends. In the FI/RE (financial independence, retire early) world, money is often used as a tool to buy our future time. By saving, investing, and creating additional streams of income, the resulting money allows us to loosen our ties to traditional employment or a life requiring an employed income. Options But today, I want to take a different approach to money and what
This past weekend, I went outside my comfort zone (and I’m so glad I did!). Let me back up a little. After Mr. Adventure Rich and I moved to Michigan last year, we wanted to start establishing ourselves in our new home by becoming part of the community in little ways. We found groups we were interested in, I re-connected with friends and acquaintances in the area, and we joined a local church. Community Service Opportunity Our church is a wonderful community close to our house and we began staying after the service for the coffee and donuts
I have a confession to make. Mr. Adventure Rich and I do not have our Financial Independence number (the amount of money invested and/or coming in via passive income to sustain our lifestyle) nailed down. What’s more? We don’t know (gasp!) our Financial Independence date! I know, I know, what is a good little Financial Independence blogger like me doing by admitting that I don’t have our FI number or date dialed in, tattooed to our wrists, etched in each doorway throughout our house, and sung to our son as he drifts off to sleep each night?!?
On Friday, I was featured on one end of the Rockstar Finance Money Match-ups. In the ring, I was joined