During a morning walk on a clear, sunny day in late October, we got the call. The kind of call that makes you drop everything and jump on the next plane across the country no matter what it costs. Within a few hours, I’d already dropped thousands of dollars on last minute flights, a rental… Continue reading 3 Key Money Moves That Saved Me During an Emergency
One of the most important things I’ve learned from pursuing financial independence is that not only is your time valuable, your time is the most valuable resource. Period. See, you can turn time into money by working. You can quantify health in terms of how much time you have left. You can even use time… Continue reading Your Time Is Valuable: Letting Go of Childhood Messages
I recently finished Playing with Fire (affiliate link), an interesting take on one couple’s first year of learning about, or finding FIRE and trying to figure out how to apply the core principles. This made me recall that distant day long long ago when I first learned about FIRE. Truth be told, it wasn’t earth… Continue reading Finding FIRE
Over the past five months I have intentionally taken a sabbatical from full-time work for a test drive of the early retirement lifestyle. Other than a fabulous 2 month cross-country road trip Mr. Hippie and I took almost 8 years ago, I have never been this unemployed this long. So, after the stars aligned… Continue reading FIRE Drill: Eight Things I Learned About Myself During My Sabbatical
If you’re going on this counterculture journey in our crazy consumerist society, you have to have your “why” that you can turn to during times when you’ve had a long day and all you want to do at the end of it is reap the instant gratification rewards your hard-earned paycheck can offer. … Continue reading Subverting Consumer Culture: What’s the Why?
Welcome! Welcome to Hippie Finance! I’ve created this site to be a space on the internet to record and share my counterculture journey towards FIRE, or Financial Independence Retire Early. I want to add what I can to FIRE literature and encourage my own accountability, while at the same time providing a positive, health forward… Continue reading Welcome!