Everyday Courage

At 32, I became financially independent. Now it’s my mission to help others build a life that perfectly lines up with their values, passion, and purpose.

Personal Finance
Personal Finance

10 Years to Half FI

The group of incredible guests we’ve welcomed for this season of Everyday Courage has revealed how much can change in ten years! The decade between

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Personal Finance

Everyday Courage Resources

Here is where we keep Jillian’s favorite go-to resources Books Atomic Habits Essentialism Your Money or Your Life The Simple Path to Wealth Broke Millennial

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About Jillian Johnsrud

Fifteen years ago when Adam and I were married, we had $55,000 in debt (credit card, student loans, and medical debt). We also had big dreams. We wanted to take mini-retirements. We wanted to travel the world. And we wanted to adopt. We wanted financial freedom: to never worry about having the money to put food on the table or pay the bills again. I grew up poor, and never ever wanted to feel that way again.

In the last 15 years, we paid off all our debt, traveled to 27 counties, lived abroad for 4 years, took 5 mini-retirements, adopted 4 kids (plus had 2 biological kids!). We paid cash for our very first home and bought 2 rental properties that we fixed up ourselves. We have served on boards of nonprofits, mentored kids from tough situations, and volunteered in all sorts of roles.