Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is Get Financial Independence? Who is Mr A.?

Get Financial Independence is one of the many blogs written by people who are often referred as FI Bloggers. The blog is a collection of posts by Mr A. who is a migrant in Germany from India. More about Mr A. on About Me

If there are so many blogs out there, then what is special about this one?

True, there are many excellent books and blogs out there, and there are times I feel I am communicating a very similar message. The way this blog is different is because it is based out of mainland Europe and is in context of Germany. To add to this, it is from an immigrants perspective, which is hard to come by.

Why should I care about GetFI, you are not an expert?

Truth be told, you shouldn’t! I am not an expert and am only trying to figure things out myself. There is a high chance I get nowhere with this attempt, but I continue to learn and share more.

I expect you, the reader, to exercise judgement and even challenge me if you think I am wrong.

Why are you hiding your identity?

I come from a culture where getting compared to everyone around you is common and is stressful. I feel that by not revealing my identity I am much more open and free to write; it also allows me to share numbers which are actual and nothing to hide there.

Another FIRE blog, then?

Yes and No. Let me explain. I do apply many financial principles of FIRE movement, but I do not believe in the idea of Retire Early (yet).

My belief is that my work also brings me joy and contentment, and I want to continue to do so. My aim to pursue financial independence is to secure my family’s future, and not be scared to take risks. This includes saving for our families back home, my child here and hopefully surviving crisis like the one which has just started in 2020.

What are you selling?

Nothing really. I do have some affiliate links for books and ad supported website. I am yet to cover hosting fees through those means, and I do not fret about that.

Where do I start?

The manifesto. Period.