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The Dark Side of Quiet Quitting

You’ve all heard of the Great Resignation, but recently, there’s a more fashionable, inconspicuous quitting style called “quiet quitting”. What is “Quiet Quitting”? Instead of quitting your job and losing out on a severance package, why not just do the bare minimum? Welcome to Quiet Quitting. Inspired by the Chinese Lying Flat (躺平) movement, this idea came about after employee burn-out during the pandemic. Employees grew sick and tired of not getting paid to do extra work outside their responsibilities or taking on the double load from their ex-colleagues after the Great Resignation. This was their way of fighting back. […]

How Travelling Saves You Money

“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer”. –anonymous “But travelling is so expensive, I can’t afford to travel all the time.” “I don’t know what I would do with myself if I travelled to one place and stayed there for a whole month!” These are just some of the complaints I got from people I met while attending the Travel Summit. Having been out of the workforce for nearly 8 years now, it’s easy to forget what it was like to cherish those precious 3-4 weeks of vacation, then spend all year saving up for that […]

Reader Case: Swiss Family Early Retirement Plan Upended by the Current Market

It’s been a while since we’ve done a reader case, so let’s break open the vault and take a look. This one is a tad involved, so let’s get cracking! Dear Kristy and Bryce, I have been following your blog and also read your book, not once, but twice. We have been preparing for FIRE for a few years and by the look of the numbers we will be FIRE ready in the next 2 years but a few things are holding us back. Including but not just the fact that, we made some very bad investment decisions in 2021 […]

Meet Ken and Mary: Nigerian Immigrants who Became FI with 2 kids

FIRE is only for privileged people. FIRE is not doable unless you’re a DINK (double income no kids). We get this pushback all the time. Well, today, I’m going to introduce you to a couple who are neither of those. Meet Ken and Mary, the founders of TheHumblePenny.com, who became financially independent in 2017 at age 34 with two kids. They live in the UK but they both came from Nigeria and grew up with parents who struggled and gave them something that I know all too well—the immigrant mindset. I first met Ken and Mary in 2019 at the […]

Let’s Go Exploring! Plitvice and Split: Croatian History More Epic Than Game of Thrones

It’s hard to be in a bad mood when you’re surrounded by a wonderland of pure joy that looks like this: But somehow, I managed to do it. The cause? I’ll get to that in a minute. We ended up in this slice of paradise that Wanderer affectionately refers to as “Banff on steroids,” due to unrelenting peer pressure. We were told by every Croatian we spoke to (including the immigration officer) that “you MUST go to Plitvice (pronounced “plit-vitz-eh”). You can’t leave Croatia without visiting it, so drop everything and go NOW!” Okay, okay, we’re going. Yeesh. Isn’t it […]

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