From Why We Money …
This was before the online FIRE movement. But I soon discovered Get Rich Slowly, The Simple Dollar, Free Money Finance, and, eventually, Mr. Money Mustache (and other personal finance blogs). That sealed the deal. I was SOLD on the concept of FI.
It was THE ANSWER. It would allow us to create a whole new life – a better life. It would simplify everything, free us from money problems, eliminate the need to work for money, and we could travel to our heart’s content.
What I didn’t realize, and many others don’t either, is once we reach Financial Independence, we will not suddenly and magically become happy.