[Editor’s Note: Today’s WCI Network post is from the Physician on Fire. That means I did not write it. I am definitely not retired from medicine. But today we’re going back to visit the most important moment on the Physician on FIRE blog. The apex and crux of the entire story. We watched him achieve FI and then surely but ...

In the financial blogosphere becoming financially independent and sometimes retiring early seems to have become the end-all and be-all of our financial, and sometimes even non-financial existence. I think we’re giving it too much credit. I don’t think becoming financially independent in the traditional sense is actually going to make you dramatically happier than being almost financially independent. If it ...

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