Why Reaching Financial Independence Will Make You Thrive

Mr. Enchumbao

I work for a large investment management company helping people save for traditional retirement. During my spare time, I help others save for financial independence and early retirement by writing for Enchumbao. My journey to FI began in 2012. I was in a lot of debt back then, but I turned things around and became debt free a few years later. My wife and I reached financial independence in 2017 and are preparing to retire by 2020.

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6 Responses

  1. LM says:

    FI is a license to to do the things we enjoy most, without the fear of losing our livelihood. FI means you can quit a miserable job and start a nonprofit. Or take an extended vacation and then go back to hunt for a more fulfilling job. To me, FI is about holding as much power over your destiny!

    • MrEnchumbao says:

      Correct, and when you hunt for a job you can get more of what you want because you won’t have the monetary pressure to just take the next opportunity available. Great points!

  2. When you have a purpose things become clear, that is what makes this valuable….Purpose. Knowing how much money I would need to have invested to maintain my current lifestyle has been a revelation and has provided purpose.

  3. Steve Miller says:

    Great article, MrEnchumbao! My wife and I reached FI 3 years ago and retired early. We now work out a lot, cycle, play golf, boat, fish and travel.

    I was a software engineer, so now in my spare time I develop mobile apps. I am working on one now that allows you to countdown the days to your FI or early retirement, check it out here: http://www.CountUsDown.com/Retirement.

    Best of luck with your FI activities, it’s worth it once you make it!

    • MrEnchumbao says:

      Hi Steve,
      Thanks and congratulations on your early retirement. That early retiree life sounds fun, active and healthy!

      The app looks clean and nicely designed. Can’t wait to check out the release. I signed up to get updates. Thanks for dropping in.

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