I Hit Barista FI, But Now I Like My Job – Kim Ehardt | MHFI 202

Doug and Carl chat with Kim Ehardt, a firefighter from Austin, Texas, who unknowingly achieved Barista FI through careful savings and an unconventional career path.  Despite her financial status and ability to leave her current profession, Kim articulates a desire to shift focus from financial security alone to personal fulfillment, purpose, and happiness.  Kim’s future plans include life coaching to help others achieve their goals and potentially even starting her own podcast.

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0:00 Introduction

6:52 BaristaFI & finding FIRE

11:14 Financial peace

16:58 Firefighting & the pursuit of FI

26:16 The drive to succeed

34:09 Defining success

42:25 Challenges to FIRE ideology

49:07 Finding purpose through coaching

54:23 Impact of coaching & future plans

1:04:02 Soundcheck – Podcast motivations