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In a parallel world, there's a whole community of people working towards Financial Independence. Or Early Retirement. Or Extreme Retirement. Often they're working high paying jobs, taking on no debt, and saving enough where they can quit their jobs and live off the interest of their index funds. Some are getting out of the job market as early as 30, like Mr Money Mustache. The goal for many of them isn't to never work again, but the freedom to do their best work.
One of these voices in that community is JL "Jim" Collins who wrote a great post about having F-You money. We mentioned him last month when we talked about savoring the freedom of having enough F-You money to do what we wanted and say no to boring jobs. This is different than being financially independent, but our eBay profits have solved the problem of being forced to do work we hated.
Jim recently reached out and interviewed us for his readers. Check out his "case study" on us. He links to an hour long interview with us where he lays out our lifestyle and motivations. Many of you know much of our background, but he does a good job pulling out nuggets we've never shared here.
Jim also wrote his famous "stock series". If you've ever wondered about how successful investing could work, this is a great place to start. Thanks Jim!
For those of you on the East Coast, the snow has just started. We made black bean soup and two huge quiches. We have a huge pile of oak firewood for the woodstove and a tub full of water if the power goes out. Cross our fingers that the internet stays on!
This is essentially an Open Thread. Let's solve problems and share tips. There's no crying in baseball.