I’m very excited to share that I’ll be launching a themed series on the blog this week! The series ‘FIRE Around The Globe’ is going to feature different people on the path to financial independence from all around the world. It’ll be a short Q&A feature and will uncover the similarities and differences of people who are all striving to leave their 9-5’s behind and live a different kind of life.
Where Did The Idea Come From?
I came to the idea of pursuing financial independence when I was living in America. My first exposure to the concept was Go Curry Cracker, followed swiftly by Frugalwoods and Mr Money Mustache. I devoured a lot of blog posts early on, fascinated about this approach to life and money and consequently found a lot of folks all striving for the same ideal in the USA.
However, being British in America, I knew I’d be returning to live in the UK one day and so I turned my attention back home to see what the FIRE community was like there. And whilst I’ve found one, it is smaller and a little more sedate than our FIRE cousins across the pond. However, there is one! That’s the main thing. There are people pursuing FIRE in the UK.
That got me thinking about others who might be on the same journey in other countries around the globe. From Twitter, I’ve found people in Australia, Europe and Asia pursuing FIRE and it got me wondering about their own experiences. Is it different to what I’ve seen so far in the USA and UK? Is it easier, harder or pretty much the same?
From there, it didn’t take me long to figure out I want to hear these people’s stories and experiences and what better way to do that than to showcase them here, on my blog!
So, stay tuned, for over the next several weeks, I will showcase a different person, who is on the path to financial independence in different locations all around the world.