Walking to FIRE is a Personal Finance, Financial Independence, and “Discovering The Life I want to Live” blog of a disabled millennial New Yorker. Looking for tips and tricks on living well with smaller budgets in a big city? Want to explore “value spending”? Have Chronic Illnesses but believe Financial Independence is a possibility anyways? You’re in the right place!
Having gone through multiple bouts of medical crises in my 20’s including Brain Surgery and Rheumatoid Arthritis, I have been keenly aware of the fragility of the human body and life, especially pertaining to our ability to work and make a living. There is a Japanese saying, things that happen twice will happen a third. After my diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis in summer of 2017, I knew I had to set myself up for the next medical crisis.
I joined the Personal Finance community in February 2018, and have found amazing community of people who have helped me to go from just saving to growing. I’ve been largely a consumer of resources, information, and advice for the past year, but I decided it’s about time I start having a blog of my own to share my journey!
In June, 2019, I quit my full-time job and became a full-time freelancer, after realizing that I have an actual shot at making a full-time income from my side hustles.
Read more about my Money Journey in The Origin of “Zero”!
Call Me Zero!
I didn’t put much thought into my username (I was just so eager to join the Twitter community and needed a username), but the alias has stuck. You can find me on Twitter at Zero2FIRE.
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