iFreebies.com was proudly launched on May 25th, 2016. While the website is brand new, we have had the concept in mind for quite some time.
The iFreebies website is about the pursuit of our family's (call us the iFreebies family) pursuit of early retirement / financial freedom from the daily grind of normal work and life most of us experience trying to pay our monthly bills and just get by. We are a normal American upper middle class family complete with a husband, wife, children, dog and cats. While most would consider life to be good looking at us from the outside, it feels anything but that. Yes, we are very thankful for what we have and pray for continued good health and fortune for everyone. The problem is the normal American culture would tell us we need to work another 20+ years and finally retire exhausted from life and hopefully in good enough health and financial well being to live a modest albeit short rest of our lives.
That is where we are trying to stop the insanity. We have been good savers throughout our lives, easily outpacing the average savings rate for Americans. We have also been great consumers contributing to the economy with regular purchases and payments for all of the normal things such as a house, cars, toys, and all the latest gadgets. While this is an often fun and an enjoyable distraction it adds to the piles of bills and future years chained to a "good job".
We are starting this blog for two main purposes. First is to help us get in gear and become super savers focused on a way out of the rat race and into a life full of choices and free from a normal 9-5 job. Secondly we wanted to share the journey in hopes we might one day inspire others along this journey to see another way of life. We have spent a lot of time reading about other great families who did what we are attempting and have found it motivating and inspiring. We hope to someday serve that same purpose for others.
With all of that being said, we are excited and looking forward to this journey and hopefully making some new friends along the way. Please feel free to stop by often and drop us a note or two in the comments. Hopefully we can help each other along the way. Thanks for visiting and becoming a part of our iFreebies.com family.