Apr 2, 2022
010 | Designing a Financial Independence Life and Marriage
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“Falling is easy

Staying in love is hard

Hard to be honest

And keep your heart open

To be who we truly are

Without the excuses

Without the façade

There’s no pretending

Here in your love.”

-Sails (Pat Barrett)

Most guest in the F.I. podcasts that we listen to mentions that the greatest hack you can do to achieve financial independence is to choose the right partner

For our SEASON 1 FINALE, we invited two of our “FloriFriends” and life mentors, Angela and Chris Pempsell. Angela is one of the founders and admins of @Minimalist Philippines and Chris have been pursuing financial independence way before it was even popular.  They will share with us why they started the Minimalist Ph group, their struggles, and strategies as they venture in their financial independence journey as a couple.

Aside from debonaire looks and good moral character, having same interests, values and dreams in life are some of the most common things to look for a partner. As the song says, falling in love is easy but keeping that FIRE burning is quite difficult.

Let’s be honest, one of the most common points of conflict in marriage is money. A third of people say they argue about money with their spouse, hide purchases that would not be approved leading to separation and divorce. Setting clear boundaries before entering this sacred union could be helpful in the long run, especially if one is trying to reach financial freedom.

The effort each should bring in the marriage is never 50/50, but 100/0 to make the marriage work. We are no expert in this as we just started our married life and FI journey, but what we do know is that… money will never be an issue between us.

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