About us

We are Ali and Alison Walker. We met in 2004, married in 2006, reached financial independence in 2017, and retired in 2018.

The first thing we did after reaching FIRE (financial independence retire early) was to create a complete and total change from our career-focused lives. In November 2018 we left our Seattle life behind and made travel our new lifestyle. We enjoyed traveling full time and getting to know people in other places for two years. Then COVID-19 changed the world so we changed direction again. We decided to create a new home base for ourselves in Flagstaff Arizona near family. As of February 2021 we will be adjusting to a new post-FIRE routine that includes owning a home along with traveling internationally and within the USA as well.

One thing that has not changed, is that we wake up everyday feeling excited that we have the freedom to follow our dreams, with “All Options Considered!”

More about us

Sometimes people have trouble telling us apart because our names are similar. It’s not hard to tell the difference if you’ve met us!

That’s us!

This is Ali, short for Alexandria…

Ali’s first name is actually Alexandria, but she has been called Ali since the day she was born. She was born in Livermore, California. She is 5’2” and spent her career in marketing and business development for firms that specialized in architecture, engineering, and environmental science. Ali retired in 2018 at the age of 44. Ali loves travel planning, reading, writing, research, genealogy, drawing, photography, hiking, cooking fun dinners, watching movies, and spending time with friends and family.

This is Alison, who also goes by Ali…

Alison was born in Glendale, California. She is 6’3” and a natural swimmer like everyone in her family. Alison is an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop and spent her career in the print industry managing image retouching of high-end catalogs for numerous well-known companies. Alison retired in 2018 at the age of 54. Alison’s main projects are financial planning and investing. Alison’s hobbies include reading, writing, coaching, photography, hiking, cooking fabulous breakfasts, watching movies, and visiting with family and friends.