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2 women, post-FIRE, living our best life
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About us

We are Ali and Alison Walker. We met in 2004, married in 2006, and retired in 2018. We spend a lot of our time on financial coaching, travel, and blogging, because we really enjoy those activities. READ MORE…

Recent Blog Posts

Our goal is to share our stories, connect with other people, and talk to everyone we can about personal finance and financial independence. We hope one of our posts is useful for you. Please let us know what you think! READ MORE…

Slow Travel Life During England’s Second Lockdown

We’ve been getting a lot of questions from people asking us what it’s like to be in England during the second lockdown. People are mostly just asking us if we’re ok, wondering how bad it is here compared to other places, and they’re also curious about how the lockdown is different from our quarantine. The […]

The AOC Simpli-FI-ed Calculator

We are not certified financial professionals. For more information about us please read our Disclaimer. Here at All Options Considered we like to share tools, information, and resources with our readers to help others with financial literacy. We also want to support people in being as independent and self-sufficient with their personal finances as they are […]

How Financial Independence Changed Our Lives – Pandemic Edition

A Guest Post for Financial Mechanic ** NEW SERIES – Financial independence has far-reaching effects on our lives, and for many the pursuit of independence and the obtaining of it has impacted us in profound ways. I decided to start a series on how FI has changed the lives of people all over the world. Today, […]

We Finished Our Quarantine in England!

First a confession – our quarantine was harder than we thought it would be! We know how to stay in isolation, but a quarantine is harder than just staying isolated. The reason it was challenging for us was that we started our isolation period after traveling for over 16 hours and we were adjusting to […]


Posts We Love

What’s Your Why for FI?

In the FIRE community one question that gets asked all the time is, what’s your why for FI? We each have our own motivation to change our approach to life and money and stop following the pack. Shortly after Ali and I made that decision in June of 2017 I asked Ali this question, “Why […]

Home is More Than Just Housing

We are not certified professionals. For more information about us please read our Disclaimer. When we decided to retire early we took the opportunity to look closely at our housing options moving forward. We took a deep dive into both our personal needs regarding a home of our own, and also into what we could afford […]

Avoiding the RMD Cliff

We are not certified professionals. For more information about us please read our Disclaimer. While we were still working our W-2 jobs I asked the experts questions like “Should I invest more in my 401k, or my Traditional IRA, or my Roth? Should I focus more on one account over another?” And the response was always […]

Outline Your Goals in a Personal Money Statement

We are not certified professionals. For more information about us please read our Disclaimer. Ask Yourself – Can We Go It Alone? We have been managing our own investments and money for a while now. It has definitely taken us some time (years) to build the confidence we needed to go it alone. The process became […]