Welcome to the Financial Independence Project! We started this website to document and share our journey to financial independence where working is no longer a required. Some would view this as an early retirement goal, and in some ways it is, but the idea is not to completely stop working once we no longer need to work for money. Instead the goal is to choose what and when we work, if at all, based on our interests and passions. This is a project that both engages and challenges us to break the norms typically associated with working until you reach the age of 65 or older or depending on someone else to provide money for us in retirement.
To be honest, it was only recently (around 2016) that we started to think this way. Prior to that both of us were pretty passionate about working until 65 or even later for reasons I explain in one of our blog entries.
When we first started this website (prior to the reboot) our goal was to be completely financially independent by the year 2020. In the time between taking a break from the blog (2017), and our reboot (June 2019) we had to reassess our priorities and had a lot of life events that took us off track for a little while. We are now setting a new goal to reach Financial Independence by December of 2025 with a higher amount than originally calculated.
Whether this journey and project leads to Early Retirement or simply shifting to work I am 100% passionate about, regardless of pay, I have not yet decided. My hope is that through this website we will be able to document, share, and hold ourselves accountable to our plan.