My Post Financial independence Life

Hey!  Jen Here.  I retired at 50 and have not looked back!  This is my story about my post financial independence life.

I worked in Corporate America for almost 29 years, sorry could not make it to 30 years, underachiever, I know.  I worked as a commercial real estate appraiser and was stressed out, tired of working on other people’s schedules, and just plain bored.  So I quit!

I’ve hit my one year mark of retiring from my W2 income.  So how have I been spending my time you might ask?  Well… let me tell you, I have been working on my “Whole Health” (physical, mental and emotional).

  • Working on my health & fitness. I have been taking a killer Pilates class and a few yoga classes sprinkled in there. My husband and I are experimenting with a whole food plant based diet that we just started to get our bloodwork numbers in-check.
  • I have been taking time to sleep and lots of morning or afternoon naps.
  • Traveling like a mad woman! I took 8 trips in my first six months of being FI. Spending time with friends and family has been important.
Jennifer Hafner Financial Independence Headshot

My Whole Health

Physical Yoga



Mental Health


Listen to Podcasts

Emotional Heart


Connect with friends & family

No Income for the Year

Check out my guest blog post I did for Budgets are Sexy. It is a long winded story of the beginning journey into my post FI life. 

What would you do if you could not make any income for a year?

I met Joel from 5am Joel and Budgets are Sexy while on one of my whirlwind travel trips to Oaxaca, Mexico just one and a half months into being FI.  Joel inspired me to start this blog.   His blogs are fun, informative and have lots of tools for a FI journey and life.

What is Post FI Life About?

4 Reasons I Started this Blog

Learn & Grow

Learn & Grow

Try New Things

Try new things

Challenge Myself

challenge myself

Help Others

help others