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Hello, Welcome to Radical FIRE!

Radical FIRE is a personal finance platform that is all about financial independence. At Radical FIRE, you will learn to save money, make more money, and invest to optimize your way to freedom. We want you to reach your financial goals and have fun while doing it!

I’m Marjolein, and I decided in 2018 to turn my finances around. I want to become financially free and live the life of my dreams.

I’m doing everything in my power to minimize my time to financial freedom and maximize my joy on the way.

Radical FIRE Financial Independence Retire Early

I started this site 1.5 years ago as a way to track my journal to financial independence. I was in $20,000 of student loan debt, spent my money on things I didn’t even value, and didn’t enjoy my day job at all.

One day I desperately typed into Google: ‘how to be financially free’ and I found the awesome corner of the internet that is called the FIRE (financial independence or retire early) community. I crunched my numbers and noticed that I could be financially free in 10 years if I would stop spending like it was 23:59 pm on Black Friday.

That’s When Things Got Serious

I took financial independence serious by:

Tulum, Mexico
Tulum, Mexico – looks like paradise right?!

My Mission

My intention with this website is to educate myself and others around Financial Independence and Retire Early (FIRE). I want to empower you to take control of your finances. I believe everyone can be financially independent and retire early if they want it.

This Radical FIRE community is where I’ll hope to find like-minded people who are sharing a similar view! If you have a passion for your personal finances and the FIRE movement, this is the place for you!

I would love to help you by providing you with FREE resources in my free resource library!

Fun Facts About Me:

  • I love Christmas so much that every time I was out and about traveling the world, I came back literally the day before Christmas to celebrate.
  • I am very big on women supporting women. This is super important to me. I am giving EVERYTHING to lift women up, get them confident with their finances & see themselves as the boss babe they are.
  • My dream life would be living in an RV, a tiny house, or a van. To test my minimalist tendencies and see if I can declutter that much.
  • I love to travel, I’ve been to North America, South America, Africa & Europe. Next year I’m planning to visit Asia as well!

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4 thoughts on “About Me”

  1. Every young person should read this!
    Here I am at sixty-seven years old, stuck in a job I don’t enjoy any more and not seeing an end in sight. I’ve bee a registered nurse for forty-six years and I’m tired of the massive messed-up medical system, the lack of a voice and my how my salary has hardly changed in years. I’m very healthy so that is almost everything for happiness! I sold my car two years ago and live in a 400sq ft apartment in the lovely area of Philadelphia.
    I’m sending this to every young person I know-especially my three adult children. They’re good with money and are making smart choices.
    My dream is to travel again and visit people I know around this beautiful world.
    I’m looking forward to reading your past and future posts!
    All the best to you,
    Nina

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  2. Hi we are on our journey to be debt free and I mean totally debt free.as we’re both just fed up with living a life of deprivation. And yes I know it’s totally caused by not having the knowledge as I have now with dealing with money. On a monthly basis. But we just want to part company with debt and now start to keep on the road to budgeting and living a life as with doing what we need to do. To sort this problem out once and for all.and live the life that god intended for us to live. And give more and not have all the stress with the problems that we’re both facing now. And now are both Working so hard now so we can have a better life later.

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    • Hi Diane, thanks for stopping by! That’s a great goal you have there. Getting a hold of your money takes a lot of effort in the beginning. Once you’ve figured it out, it becomes a habit & something you don’t think about as often. I’m 100% positive that you got this!

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