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What does a mentor do? I look at your big, long-term goals and dreams. We confront the challenges that have held you back and find solutions. I examine all the details of your current situation. Then we work together to plot out a plan, breaking big goals into small actionable steps and habits.

I specialize in Financial Independence (FI) planning with career transitions, and creating or scaling service based businesses. 

About Me

I started my financial journey at 19 with $55,000 of debt. Adam and I didn’t have high-earning jobs, but we still had big dreams. We wanted to be able to Retire Often and take mini-retirements to travel the world, adopt kids, and have financial freedom.

Over 20 years we took a dozen mini-retirement. It took over a decade to pay off our debt, pay cash for our home, adopted 4 kids (and had 2 biological kids), bought rentals, traveled to 27 countries, and lived abroad.

At 32, I became financially independent, and we left our full-time jobs. We live in Kalispell Montana, near Glacier National Park with our 5 kids.

I host the Retire Often podcast, where people share their mini-retirement stories. The motivations, struggles, employment strategy, finances, logistics of their mini-retirement and how they Retire Often

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Solo Adventure as a Single Mom

Solo Adventure as a Single Mom

Listen here at Libsyn, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, or your favorite player. In her mid 30’s, Rachel decided it was time for a change. She had been working 10 hours a day, 6 or 7 days a week, stressed about even asking for a day off. She was ready for a change of pace and...

Optimize for suffering?

Optimize for suffering?

When I worked at REI (an outdoor equipment store), I noticed there were two kinds of hikers. The first kind tried to figure out how much stuff they could fit in their pack. What was the longest they could hike, with as much stuff as possible? How much could they...