- Not enough numbers – would have liked to have seen their budgets before and after, how they calculated things, etc
- Not loving the preachy, condescending vibe of – “but WHY would you give up your LIFE for a CAR and THINGS” … STFU. I am Luxury FIRE, which means I refuse to be shamed for liking nice things – you can have designer clothes but secondhand / on a budget, or thrifted. I hate this shaming attitude prevalent in this “personal finance” community. I am still going to be financially independent AND retire early (= FIRE to the T), but I STILL like the few nice things I do have.
- Like the push to be more thoughtful about spending – Not that I need it, I have been more than thinking about this lately
- Like the vibe of ordinary people earning under $50K as a household, becoming financially independent so young (two teachers)
- Felt very real – I liked that Taylor was so honest – if I were her, her thoughts would have been my thoughts and it is NORMAL. I don’t see it as complaining.