E83 – Mr & Mrs WOW from Waffles on Wednesday

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Today we have Mr. & Mrs. WOW from the quirky and fun pf blog, Waffles on Wednesday.

Here is where they talk about everything from saving for retirement, awesome trips they鈥檝e taken and sharing a piece of their story with the world!

Welcome

[2:14]聽So, first- the name. where did you think of it?
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Tons of families sit on the weekend and make a breakfast
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 They decided on the name as they would love to be able to have Waffles on Wednesday
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 This has become a thing in the PF community- people tweet them pictures J

[5:41]聽You recently went to South Africa! What did you think of it?
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Quite an experience
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Got caught off-guard a lot
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Similar to SF in quite a few respects
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Recent history was quite intense

[14:21]聽What is your plan to finding financial independence?
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 FIRE bloggers that never had a set retirement/FIRE date
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Made small changes to savings and spending
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Being super passionate about careers change your perspective, Mrs. WOW loves what she does

[19:3]聽Do you have a favorite post you have written? Why?
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Article they collaborated on- took a rap song and made it FIRE
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Was created for themselves not the readers

[22:40]聽If you could go back and tell your younger self something- what would it be?
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Mr. WOW- Before discovering FIRE- would have started earlier, also bought an expensive car.
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Mrs. WOW- Pay attention to not assuming 鈥淓verything will be ok鈥 鈥 tracking expenses are so important.

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[28:55]聽Why do you think people struggle to achieve their dream?
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Mr. WOW- People struggle to detach the current state to the future state
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Mrs. WOW- People don鈥檛 believe in themselves

[32:10]聽Do you have any favorite books or podcasts?
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Podcast: Countdown to FI
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Podcast: Mr. Groovy鈥檚

[34:47]聽Do you have a favorite quote?
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 When you are in a hole stop digging
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 The best time to plant a tree is 10 year ago and the second best time is today

[34:19]聽Any last advice?
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Great waffle recipe on the website
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Personal finance is personal 鈥 find what works for you

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