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ABOUT His and Her FI Post-

Our financial independence blog speaks to those who walk in the opposite direction of traditional. My aim is to help people navigate financial independence, whatever that may looks like for them. I envision the stories and posts here as a resource for those looking to live life a little bit differently – and most importantly, master their money. I write about retirement planning, career transitions, lifestyle choices, travel on the cheap, personal growth and our own personal finance ups and downs – stay up to date on my posts!

Bethany (HerFI) is the writer and content creator for His and Her FI Post Post. Go to the bottom to grab her bio. 

      

So who the heck are we?

We are a couple of millennials who currently reside in Phoenix, Arizona. Our family is composed of fur babies, two cats and two dogs. Outside of our jobs, our day-to-day operations revolve around them and getting outside as much as possible.

We are DINKS. HisFI is an Engineer and HerFI is a  full-time freelancer. Our names IRL are Charles and Bethany.  Charles has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Bethany holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in Photography and a Masters in Teaching with a concentration in English and Art.  As educated (and privileged) as we are, you would think we would have had this whole financial strategy thing down.

Not the case. We are learning and growing everyday and come to you with opinions, lessons, the good money moves and down right total F-ups.  We are designing the life we want to live now, and bringing you, our readers, along for the ride.

How did we get here? On the same page – literally.

Discovering FI was a roller coaster for us both. His FI jumped on the FI wagon long before I did and was met with full denial and avoidance. Our first FI approach was in the form of deprivation. This was not working for me at all and His FI soon found this was not sustainable for him either.

We have the story in each of our perspectives. You can read them here: Discovering FI for Him and Discovering FI for Her. (Don’t judge our first blog posts! Ha!)

The nuts and bolts of where we were

~We were spending too much on travel and life

~We never talked about money

~ We were not saving or planning for retirement

~We had consumerist mindsets

~I had student loan debt

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Can you relate? We decided to get it together and change our habits and most importantly, make our money work for us to build a life we want now. 

~ We set budgets and tracked our spending

~We figured out how to travel hack and do the things we love for less

~We communicate about EVERYTHING- especially money

~We research and plan for retirement

~We are (still) changing our mindsets

~We are still paying off student loan debt

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Why we keep this up. What’s in it for us?

Connection. Growth. Being humbled. Being better humans. I know it sounds like a whole lot of philanthropy and selflessness. We are not perfect and we share this too, but right now that is really what’s in it for us.

We are not blogging for money- only to share and build something together. You can read all about money and the blog on our Transparency page

Since Discovering FI in 2017 we have:

It is all so connected…

So we write about more than the numbers. Especially myself. I believe that stories speak louder than spreadsheets and you will find ours along with our progressive opinions sprinkling the posts.

We also found that money was not everything, but IS connected to EVERYTHING. This is why we talk about relationships, mindsets, personal changes AND the top 10 tips to travel for cheap. Because it really is all connected- let’s not try to oversimplify the complex human being and our complex lives (but simplifying your life is okay)!

You will also find that we love…

Cooking, family, friends, travel, hiking, camping, nature, meeting good people, good conversation, Feminism, gardening, research, technology, DIY, reading, food, walking our dogs and petting our cats.

It is about the little things and big ideas.

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Stay Updated

If any of this resonated with you – whether on your own or with a partner (a cat counts too) then please sign up for the monthly newsletter and occasional hand-typed e-mail.

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If you are a podcast listener- you can listen to our first two seasons on iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play (We are not currently creating for the podcast)

Sincerely,

Her FI (Bethany)

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Bethany’s Features & Freelance Work

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Hire Bethany

I offer freelance services in graphic design, writing, and website design. See my portfolio here.

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Bethany’s Bio

Bethany McCamish works as a full-time freelance writer and graphic designer in the personal finance space. Her work has been published by Business Insider, The Money Manual, Student Loan Planner, The Financial Diet, Saving for College and more. She is also the owner and writer of His and Her FI Post, a personal finance blog , which has brought her coverage from CNBC, Forbes, Milk and Honey, and Plutus Award Nominations. McCamish specializes in writing about student loans, couple money, career transitions and retirement planning. She believes that transparency and conversations about money are essential in gaining control of finances.

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