She’s just a small town girl, living in a lonely world
He’s just a city boy, not born nor raised in South Detroit.
We’re both kind of boring really: grew up in Canada*, studied Engineering, met along the way and have been together since, having fun and living an awesome life. Now we find ourselves in our early thirties in sunny California, joined by an ever growing posse: two dogs and a recent addition, the little man. We’re contemplating what adventures await us next, and how we can live exactly the life we want to be living.
If you haven’t figured it out already, we are trying to achieve financial independence and early retirement. We decided to document the experience along the way on this blog. Our not so secret plan to do this is to save a large percentage of our income so we can live off the investment returns and not need to work for a living.
Unfortunately (or fortunately) we don’t have any stories off sudden epiphanies or radical life changes. We’ve both always been relatively good with money and didn’t happen to make any particularly horrible financial decisions. After a few years of enjoying the good life while being prudent with our spending, we found ourselves accumulating a bit of savings and no real plan about why or what to do with it. We decided we should have some kind of plan for our money and get it invested. In the process of researching how to do that, we chanced across a reference to the idea of extreme early retirement and the die was cast.
So now we are saving for financial independence and early retirement instead of using that money to buy a McMansion or a boat (actually we own a boat, $50 on Craigslist and it fits in our garage). In the end, we’ve decided to buy our freedom instead of more stuff.
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