“Revoke My FI Membership Card!” – Amberly Grant | MHFI 174

Doug and Amberly chat about key tenants of Financial Independence, shifts in the community over the years, and how each of them have “failed” in different FI-related areas (along with some successes).  Amberly also shares details of an upcoming FI cruise!

  • Change in FI philosophy from a focus on saving to spending & living a fulfilling life.
  • Doug & Amberly’s FI failures: credit card points/travel rewards, budgeting & tracking expenses, 4% rule, optimizing contributions to retirement accounts, savings rate, frugality, whole life insurance, house hacking, college degrees, travel, buying a new home,
  • Success with mindful consumption
  • Amberly’s experience with CNBC & dealing with early retirement critics

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0:00 Introduction

1:56 FinTalks cruise

7:57 Shifts in the FIRE community

14:52 Failure #1: Travel rewards

22:42 Failure #2: Budgeting & expense tracking

35:38 Failure #3: 4% rule

38:37 Failure #4: Optimizing retirement contributions

46:15 Failure #5: Savings rate

48:25 Failure #6: Frugality

1:00:40 Misc failures & mindful consumption

1:09:35 Criticism of early retirement

1:18:20 Soundcheck – Hot sauce