Hi, I’m Joe. I live in the UK with my wife and two young children.

This blog is called 85 Years because that’s how long I’m expected to live, according to this life expectancy calculator. I’m trying to figure out what to do with my life and this blog will record that journey and the strategies I’m using to answer that question.

I’m also a recent convert to the idea of financial independence (a.k.a FIRE) and will be charting my progress towards the goal of retiring at 50.

I hope you enjoy reading my posts. Please share your thoughts and ideas in the comments, so I know there’s actually someone reading!