137: Engineering a Path to Financial Independence with Felicity Freedom
Felicity’s story to financial independence is going to be similar to listeners of The BiggerPockets Money Podcast. She got a good paying job, spent less than she earned, intelligently invested in Index Funds and is now financially independent at the age of 30.
Easy, peasy, lemon squeezy.
Except, it’s NOT that easy, actually. She lives in America, and for much of that time, she lived in a very high cost of living city, Boston.
Felicity rented a 250 sq ft apartment with her husband, Fergus, while he was in graduate school - because he didn’t want to live above his means, and he was making less money than she was at the time.
In fact, Fergus is leery of the 4% rule, and would be much more comfortable if they were only pulling 2%-2.5% of their retirement funds every year.
Their story illustrates the point Mindy makes so frequently in this podcast, “personal finance is personal.” Their story also illustrates the path one must take to get to financial independence.
Spend less than you earn. Intelligently invest. Stay the course through the tough times. This too shall pass.
In This Episode We Cover:
- Felicity's journey with money
- Talking about her unconscious spending and fixed expenses
- What she did with her money prior to discovering financial independence
- The moment she started his financial independence journey
- How she got obsessed with personal finance
- Conversation about money with her husband
- Her approach on her money
- Talking about happiness
- Where she planted her money
- And SO much more!
Links from the Show
- BiggerPockets Money Facebook Group
- The Power of Financial Freedom - Fetching Financial Freedom
- 5 Ways Losing 50 Pounds and Saving $1M Was Exactly the Same
- Donating a Year’s Salary to Our Donor-Advised Fund
- Mr. Money Mustache
- BiggerPockets Money Podcast 120 with Michael Kitces
- Millennial Revolution
- Mindy's email
- Scott's email