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Freedom Before FIRE | Trip of a Lifestyle | Ep 489

In this episode: connecting points, the power of FU money, the early retirement era, and enjoying the journey.

This week we are joined by returning guests, Steven and Lauren Keys from Trip of a Lifestyle, to update us on their FI journey and “early retirement era,” as well as discuss the importance of finding the courage and freedom to make radical lifestyle changes in the present. We all know that money can open up new opportunities in your life, whether it’s having the flexibility to leave your job for a better one or even relocating to a dream country, but most of us forget that these opportunities can be achieved sooner than you think! The journey to FI is about taking actionable steps to build and achieve the life you want, and you don’t have to wait until you’re fully retired to do it! While you’re starting to save and spend less, remember that you’re getting closer and closer to your goal, but even still that it’s not a poor decision to spend money on things that are important to you and can improve your life! 

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Trip of a Lifestyle:


  • 0:46 – Introduction
  • 3:12 – Connecting Points
  • 6:39 – Taking Money Out of the Equation
  • 13:14 – The Power of FU Money
  • 23:39 – Getting to The Early Retirement Era
  • 33:27 – Investing
  • 44:59 – Paying Yourself Last?
  • 48:39 – Enjoying the Journey/Setting Yourself up for Success
  • 58:13 – Conclusion

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