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Joel

Blog Info

Name:
Financial 180
Address:
Category:
Early Retirement
Tags:
Frugality, Millennial
Start Year:
2017

Blogger Bio

Location:
Florida, United States
Age:
30s
Race:
White
Gender:
Male
Life stage:
DINK (Dual Income, No Kids)
Profession:
Engineer

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Latest Blog Posts

This week, I'm thrilled to be featured on Coryn Quester's “Discover What's Possible” Podcast! In the interview, we talk about everything from the ‘Why' of FI,  to the most challenging aspects of financial independence for those just starting out. But one of the more interesting questions she posed really got me thinking. ‘What's your Moonshot?' … Continue reading Reaching for the Moon(shot)! The post Reaching for the Moon(shot)! appeared first on ...
Posted: Oct 05 2018 @ 6:28 PM
This past weekend The Wife and I went to see Crazy Rich Asians, and really enjoyed it! (Featured image credit: Entertainment Weekly) Having been on the FIRE journey for a few years now, it was fun taking in all the over-the-top luxury on the screen. Of course, this wasn't the focus of the movie, but … Continue reading Misconceptions of FI The post Misconceptions of FI appeared first on Financial 180. ...
Posted: Aug 23 2018 @ 9:51 PM
It's been 250 days since I quit my stressful job in software engineering to dip my toes in the early retirement waters, so I wanted to give you an update on post-retirement life. First, some big news: I was one of the winners of the FinCon scholarship program this year! If you're going to be at … Continue reading Early Retirement Fun! The post Early Retirement Fun! appeared first on Financial 180. ...
Posted: Jul 27 2018 @ 11:03 AM
This week I had the pleasure of being featured on the Fire Drill Podcast with Gwen from Fiery Millennials and J from Millennial Boss! How to Learn from Mistakes and Turn Your Life Around with Joel from FI180.com Some takeaways from the episode: Recovering from significant real estate and investment mistakes Unexpected lessons learned after quitting … Continue reading Fire Drill Podcast! The post Fire Drill Podcast! appeared first on Financial 180. ...
Posted: Jun 20 2018 @ 3:11 PM
A common theme here in the financial independence community is simplicity. Mr. Money Mustache has his classic “Simple Math of Early Retirement” post, which took the FIRE world by storm. Jim Collins wrote “The Simple Path to Wealth”, which has become the de-facto starter kit for people looking to begin their own journey to FI. The … Continue reading FI is Hard The post FI is Hard appeared first on Financial 180. ...
Posted: May 18 2018 @ 3:12 PM
If you've been following this blog for a while, you've no doubt heard me mention ‘The Wife' on numerous occasions. The ying to my yang, The Wife is my level-headed better half, the one who keeps me balanced and grounded, not only financially, but in all areas of life. I've wanted to interview my partner … Continue reading Interview With ‘The Wife’! The post Interview With ‘The Wife’! appeared first on ...
Posted: Apr 12 2018 @ 1:24 PM
Last week, I was a guest on the Bigger Pockets Money podcast, hosted by Scott Trench and Mindy Jensen! Listen to the podcast here: Inside the Episode: What our life was like before we focused on financial freedom Why the 180-degree shift to financial independence? The first steps we took How we started tracking our expenses The value of cooking good food … Continue reading Bigger Pockets Podcast The post Bigger Pockets Podcast appeared first on Financial 180. ...
Posted: Mar 19 2018 @ 9:32 AM
Last November, I quit my stressful job in software engineering and tested the early retirement waters, learning tons of lessons along the way. Naturally, most people assumed I'd reached Financial Independence. At Camp FI in January, I heard the phrase “You're FI now, right'!” numerous times, and I was always careful with my response: “The … Continue reading Are We FI Yet'! The post Are We FI Yet'! appeared first on ...
Posted: Mar 09 2018 @ 11:19 AM
Exciting news: J.D. Roth invited me to write a guest post for his legendary blog Get Rich Slowly! You can read it here: Money story: Our financial 180 The post is part of the “money stories” feature, where guest readers post their own stories of financial success – and failure. For February, the theme is relationships, … Continue reading Get Rich Slowly The post Get Rich Slowly appeared first on Financial 180. ...
Posted: Feb 04 2018 @ 10:56 AM
Exciting news: J.D. Roth invited me to write a guest post for his legendary blog Get Rich Slowly! You can read it here: Money story: Our financial 180 The post is part of the “money stories” feature, where guest readers post their own stories of financial success – and failure. For February, the theme is relationships, … Continue reading Get Rich Slowly The post Get Rich Slowly appeared first on Financial 180. ...
Posted: Feb 04 2018 @ 9:56 AM

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