Meet Mr. Fire and Fortune

First of all, welcome, and thank you for stumbling into my blog to talk about all things financial independence. My name is Elliot and in the Financial Independence world “I’m a long-term lurker first-time caller”.

In my younger years of traversing as JL Collins would put it, the “Simple Path to Wealth”, I followed the writings of many of the great FI writers. These included Mr. Money Mustache (Pete Adeney), JL Collins (Jim Collins), and MadFientist (Brandon Ganch), amongst others. In addition to these fantastically written sources, I’ve also been a fairly avid podcast listener where I’ve listened to all of the ChooseFI episodes with Brad Barrett and Jonathan Mendonsa, I Will Teach You to be Rich by Ramit Sethi, and others.

With this wealth of information that I’ve gleaned and my career experience in the finance and technology industries, I felt compelled to no longer stand on the sidelines and consume content but to jump into the fray. I seek to help further the mission of financial literacy by spreading the vision of financial independence to more of the population and showing a simpler way to enjoy our lives without endless consumption.

Much like many authors mentioned above, I think one of the most important reasons is to understand the why. For me, I’m a father of three wonderful kids and a husband to an equally amazing wife and I seek to make our lives better. However, beyond that, I seek to help anyone understand that their financial lives, and life in general, can become exponentially easier if they learn the core principles of Financial Independence and apply them to their lives.

One superpower that I have on my side is that my wife, Dawn, and I are 100% on the same page concerning the benefits of a few core principles in creating a good life. We seek to create content around these pillars across the blog as well as social media. These pillars include Financial Optimization, Simple Living, Time Management, and Philosophy. Some topics within these pillars will include reducing expenses, increasing income, minimizing taxes, minimalism, preparing low-cost home-cooked meals, better work-life balance, prioritizing family over work, making your money work for you, Stoicism, and avoiding Hedonic Treadmill to name a few.

If this sounds interesting to you, I hope you join me on this journey to get better together and have some fun doing so.

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