Hello, friends, and welcome to The Financial Journeymana personal finance blog about my journey toward financial independence (FI) and goal of reaching early retirement (FIRE).  My posts are about saving money, investingbeing frugal, travel, finding good deals when you do spend money, avoiding debt, and having a great time along the journey.  

Are you interested in breaking the chains of having to work for a living?  Do you dream of being free?  Being free to live without the restraints of having to earn a paycheck was what first motivated me to reach financial independence. 

Do you want to build wealth and retire early?  Wealth equals freedom.  Early retirement is the opportunity to live on your terms.  

Do you want to spend your time perusing your passions?  Imagine having the time to be able to pursue your dreams.  What is standing in your way?  For most people it is money.  Financial independence is the bridge that connects individuals to a lifestyle of their own design.   

Do you want the freedom of choice as to how you will send your days?  Imagine the possibilities.  You can be free to escape the rat-race and live how you want.  

If you have answered yes to any of these questions, you‘ve found the right personal finance blog.  I am obsessed with being free.  I think of it on a daily basis.  It has been a goal of mine for many years.  

I, the author of The Financial Journeyman, have never worked for an investment company.  My day job is working for a not-for-profit and my wife is an elementary school teacher.  Personal finance, however, is my passion because, by mastering it, I’m able to achieve my own version of the American Dream. 

I’m also passionate about helping other people reach their financial goals.  It’s rewarding to mentor others and watch them thrive.  It’s awesome to hear that someone has become debt free, established an emergency fund, opened a Roth IRA, maxed out their 401K, or set a goal date as to when he or she will retire early. 

The journey toward reaching financial independence and early retirement is amazing.  I want to share this journey with like-minded people who want to live more and work less.  I decided to create this blog because I want both to help people reach their goals and learn from their experiences.  I truly hope to build a community of people working toward financial independence.

Please be sure to read:

The K.I.S.S. Approach to Financial Independence: Establish a plan and have faith in the process. 

About Me: A brief glimpse of how my journey toward financial independence started, where I am at on the journey, and what I want to achieve. 

Resources: An outstanding list of personal finance books, podcasts, financial independence blogs, and forums where you can participate in wealth building topics.

Blog: For recent posts, archived posts, and categories.

I hope that you enjoy the blog posts and find the content useful.  If you do, please be sure to leave a comment and share it with your network of followers.  You, too, can enjoy the rewards of helping others reach their financial goals.