Community Wisdom – A Conversation with Kristen Knapp | Episode 016

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Mark's Money Mind
Community Wisdom - A Conversation with Kristen Knapp | Episode 016

In this episode, Mark sits down with Kristen Knapp at CampFI Mid Atlantic 2024 to discuss financial independence, in-person FI events, semi-retirement, and travel aspirations. 

They delve into Kristen’s TV meteorologist career, experiences at various FI events, benefits of the community, and her plans for transitioning to part-time work and potentially living abroad in Spain.

The episode highlights personal stories, practical advice on transitioning to a semi-retired life, and the importance of community support in achieving financial independence.

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Episode Links:


EconoMe Conference

ChooseFI Local Groups

Kristen Cornett, Meteorologist KMOV St Louis

Mr Money Mustache blog

The Simple Path to Wealth by JL Collins

ChooseFI podcast

Rick Steves’ My Way Tours

FinTalks Cruise

FI Freedom Retreat (Bali)

CampFI Presentation July 2022 with Mark & Katie

International Living – Best Places to Retire

Earn & Invest – Three Non-Identical Strangers


  • 00:25 Catching Up with Kristen at CampFI
  • 02:34 Kristen’s Meteorology Journey
  • 06:04 Discovering Financial Independence
  • 11:11 Balancing Finances in Relationships
  • 16:54 Travel Adventures and Future Plans
  • 32:57 Researching Expat Life in Spain
  • 37:19 Downsizing, Packing and Moving Challenges
  • 42:21 The Power of Community and Events
  • 49:21 Hosting and Organizing Events
  • 53:22 Conclusion and Contact Information


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