How to Achieve Financial Independence With the ‘FU Number’

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In this episode, we talk about crafting your escape plan from the 9-5 grind with the “FU Number”—that golden figure signifying your financial independence. 

We dive into why knowing this number is important, the pitfalls of setting it too low or high, and the three pivotal questions to help you calculate your personal FU threshold.


0:00 – Intro

1:12 – “FU Number” is the Point Where Passive Income Exceeds Expenses

6:03 – Finding the Ideal Retirement Number

12:23 – The Importance of Having a Healthy Buffer in Case of Unexpected Events

18:53 – Outro

Many dream of reaching financial independence and no longer being tied to a 9-5 job. But how do you calculate the magic number that will allow you to gain that freedom?

In this post, we’ll break down the concept of the “financially unshackled” or “FU” number, why it’s important to find the right figure for your personal situation, and how to go about calculating it.

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