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Slowly Sipping Coffee or SSC is a personal finance blog run by a couple who are busy balancing family life, work life and blog life. They are on a quest to quit the 9-5 and have a lifestyle change to stay home and be full time parents by May of 2019.
Welcome!
[3:7]聽So tell us a little about yourself, what is something that most people don鈥檛 know?
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 I like bluegrass music
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Plays the banjo
[4:21]聽You are not interested in a FIRE lifestyle but more a Fully Funded Lifestyle Change- tell us about that?
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Didn鈥檛 want to not work
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Wanted a lifestyle change
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Almost to the point of not having to work
[14:8]聽Where did the idea for the blog come from? Who works on it more?
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Ironic that it鈥檚 a PF blog
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Wanted to be able to have a slow enough lifestyle to sit and drink coffee
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 In the beginning- it was more evenly split
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Then she started teaching- and abandoned the blog
[20:38]聽Tell us about a favorite blog post you have.
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 April Fool鈥檚 post- investing in horse racing
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 The lightbulb moments
[26:30]聽What advice do you have for couples who are trying to work together toward a common financial goal but have hit a tough spot in the road?
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Be open and talk about it
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Don鈥檛 get defensive
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Don鈥檛 draw a hard line- find a compromise
[30:9]聽You mention on your blog that having kids and a house can throw a wrench into retirement planning- what are some hurdles you guys have had to overcome?
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Saving rates
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Time

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[32:46]聽Why do you think people struggle to achieve their dreams?
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Confidence factor
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Comfort factor
[33:6]聽What other books or podcasts do you recommend?
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Podcast: ChooseFI
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Books: The Millionaire Next Door
[33:45]聽Do you have a favorite quote?
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 You can鈥檛 have everything you want but you can have anything you want.
[34:27]聽Any last advice?
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Don鈥檛 discount your income amount
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Track your spending

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