Financial Independence Abroad: Braga, Portugal

A shortcut to financial independence is cutting your costs (drastically). Easier said than done of course, but for those of us who live in (relative) expensive countries, moving to a cheaper place may be a way to achieve it. In the post series 'Financial Independence Abroad' I will put my investigative hat on and look … Continue reading Financial Independence Abroad: Braga, Portugal

Is (Seeking) Financial Independence A Synonym For Being Selfish?

The other day I told an acquaintance about my financial independence plans. He didn't get it. Called me selfish. 'It is not all about you', he said. I was a taken aback by his bluntness. I tried to argue it was the opposite, but his facial expression clearly revealed he wasn't willing to listen to my … Continue reading Is (Seeking) Financial Independence A Synonym For Being Selfish?

5 Things You Can Afford When You Are Financially Independent

Financial independence (FI) is an interesting phenomenon. It doesn't necessarily mean you are money-rich, but you are definitely time-rich (if you retire) because you no longer have to trade your precious time and labor for a monthly paycheck. People usually know how to spend money right? But believe me, they have a much harder time … Continue reading 5 Things You Can Afford When You Are Financially Independent