Category Archives: Flexible Independence

Dumpster Diving

We don’t honestly know where the last couple weeks have gone, but in the blink of an eye they were gone. The reunion in Atlanta was outstanding, although the dynamic has changed substantially now that four of the original five students have married…..and have a total of seven children. Oh yeah, and one more baby on the way. Anyway, it was a good reunion. We dads entertained the kiddos and tried to keep each other sane, while the moms reconnected. Then we all switched. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again I’m sure, but I am in awe of single parents who hold it all together.  Also thrilled my family has so much flexibility.  Score! Continue reading

The Long Road I Took To Quit My Job and Live My Dream

Below is a guest post from Mike McNeil, blogger at The Dividend Guy Blog, you can follow him by subscribing to his free newsletter.

Not too long ago, Bryan wrote about his recent trip in North Carolina Mountains. Toward the end of his post, he discussed how important it is to focus on what matters to YOU and no one else. This part of the article resonated with me as this is exactly what we did a year ago; we dropped everything to live our dream: going on a 12 months RV road trip across North & Central America with our young family.

This is my family at the bottom of Cerro Negro where we were volcano boarding

This is my family at the bottom of Cerro Negro where we were volcano boarding

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5 Changes in Flexible Independence

It’s been a year since Mrs IS and I jumped off the deep end, into this thing called Flexible Independence. It has been an amusing and wild ride so far. We traveled for several months last year, and had a great time. We couldn’t afford to do so continuously, at least not with a margin of safety in the form of regular and consistent savings. In order for any lifestyle to feel sustainable to us, we need to regularly and consistently be saving for a rainy day. Rainy days come up for sure, and it’s good to have the resources to address them without being forced to sell your assets. Continue reading