By Dr. Leif Dahleen of Physician on Fire, WCI Network Partner
Browsing the Bogleheads forum, my eyes naturally gravitated to the thread titled “What is FI if you love your job?”
The short answer is that FI is financial independence. Nothing more, nothing less, and it doesn’t look any different if you love, hate, or feel indifferent toward your job.
The long answer is that after learning that the man asking the question is about 10 years away from FI and that the person or the job is quite likely to look and feel quite a bit different in 10 years, FI is a smart play for anyone. Quite a few nuggets of wisdom were dropped in the replies, and I added my two cents, as well. I think everyone should try to work toward financial independence, regardless of their current contentedness.
The flip side of that question is