Sep 7, 2018
#149: Welcome to the
September 2018 First Friday bonus episode!
We recorded this episode at Camp FI, which stands for Camp
Financial Independence. It's a gathering of people who are pursuing
financial independence; we spend a few days eating, drinking, and
having late-night poolside conversations about money. There are
several Camp FI's throughout the year; I recorded this bonus
the Camp FI at Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California in
I invited several of
the people at Camp FI to come to the microphone and share one
thing: “Tell me a story about something you did that scared
Justin shared a
story about getting invited by a corporate sponsor to take part in
a mountainous 75-mile cycling ride, despite the fact that he wasn't
trained or ready. Tim told the story of the first time he met his
future father-in-law, and, to phrase it mildly, the meeting didn't
go well. GingerFI shared a story about something she ate while
traveling that ... well, I won't give away the ending, but let's
just say that it's something she'll never
moving from New Zealand to the U.S. to attend school, while Johanna
talked about getting laid off from work and deciding to use her
newfound joblessness as an opportunity to road trip from Maryland
to Los Angeles. Jennifer described the resilience she
discovered after surviving a disability, layoff and divorce.
Wakefield talked about investing in real estate before he felt
ready, and Vickie shared a childhood story of overcoming the
intimidation she felt when she wanted to meet someone.
Listen to hear the stories they shared, and the life lessons they
learned along the way.
For more information, visit the show notes at http://podcast.affordanything.com/episode149