I spent last weekend at Camp FI (financial independence) in Florida. I’ve been to other FI related meetups ranging from local BBQs in neighbors’ backyards to the Ecuador Chautauqua. These meetups are fun for many reasons:
Money nerds: Most of us who attend these functions are money nerds. It’s not unusual for a person at one of these events to tell you their net worth within 10 minutes of meeting them.
Shared interests: Board games, outdoors, physical fitness. I get more of this when I’m around these people.
Really smart people: It’s fun finding someone that enjoys discussing cell phone triangulation or the inner workings of a nuclear submarine.
Lifelong Friends: Have you ever been to a party and said something like this:
Yeah, we should meet again soon!
But deep down inside, you know it will probably never happen?
These FI events are a little different. I keep in touch with many of the people who I met at Ecuador and have visited with some of them multiple times. I already have plans to meet again with one of the Camp FI attendees.
Because we’re spread out, I won’t see many of these folks on a regular basis. However, I do know that I’ll cross paths with many of them down the road and when I do, we’ll pick up right where we left off. This makes me happy.
The Camp FI movement is spreading including an event in the Midwest this summer. If you haven’t already, give one of them a try.
Very high on my bucket list is witnessing a rocket launch. To my extreme excitement, SpaceX was launching a rocket on the day the camp started (Friday). Although Cape Canaveral was over 100 miles