From flying around the country filming and meeting so many incredible people to presenting the trailer of our film in front of 2,000 folks at FinCon. Achieving a 70% savings rate, and doubling our net worth in less than 2 years. Even releasing a book and seeing it show up in airports and bookstores across the country. It’s been a wild, humbling and enriching ride.
Not to take away from any of these experiences or highlights, but nothing has been as impactful as our time at Chautauqua.
And now we have asked to come back as speakers. Well, paint me stunned. We can’t WAIT to go back, and we sure hope you’ll join us. Taylor and I will be presenting and hanging the week of Sept 21-28th in Portugal!
We originally planned to attend Chautauqua in an effort to really get to know some key “FIRE influencers” who we wanted to participate in our documentary. We had a perception that this event was a place for people to bring their finances along to review with the experts. As we packed our bags, we agreed we weren’t as interested in reviewing our numbers or diving into math, as we were still unsure about sharing our income or net worth with total strangers, and neither Taylor nor I are particularly fond of math. Otherwise, we were looking forward to a fun vacation in a foreign land. Little did we know, this event would transform the way we viewed the FIRE community, and our own FIRE journey forever.