Hi, I’m Jillian!
It’s my mission to help people use mini-retirements to custom build a lifestyle that perfectly reflects their values, passion, and purpose.
a all About Jillian
My Money Story
Twenty-one years ago, when Adam and I were married, we had $55,000 in debt (credit card, student loans, and medical debt). We also had big dreams. We wanted to Retire Often with multiple mini-retirements. We wanted to travel the world. And we wanted to adopt.
We wanted financial freedom: never worrying about having the money to put food on the table or pay the bills again. I grew up poor, and never ever wanted to feel that way again.
In the last 21 years, we paid off all our debt, traveled to 27 counties, lived abroad for 4 years, took a dozen mini-retirements, and adopted 4 kids (plus had 2 biological kids!). We paid cash for our very first home and bought 2 rental properties that we fixed up ourselves. We have served on boards of nonprofits, mentored kids from tough situations, and volunteered in all sorts of roles.
At 32, I became financially independent. Now it’s my mission to help others build a life that perfectly lines up with their values, passion, and purpose.
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I specialize in Financial Independence (FI) planning with career transitions, and creating or scaling service based businesses.
Looking for an expert on mini-retirements and sabbaticals? Jillian became financially independent at age 32 despite having a modest income and raising 6 kids. Her and her husband have taken a dozen mini-retirements.
She has used mini-retirements to travel the country in an RV, build a food forest, recover from grief, improve mental health, take college classes, pivoted careers, lost 40 pounds and bought rental properties.
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