Going From Debt To Retiring At 32: Jillian Johnsrud

Jillian Johnsrud

Jillian Johnsrud and her family’s path to financial freedom

Growing up poor, Jillian was determined to reach financial freedom early on in her life. But, over fifteen years ago Jillian Johnsrud and her husband were $55,000 in debt. They still had a vision for a life free from financial stress, where they could retire early, travel the world and adopt. A vision that they were able to fulfill.

The One Dollar Rule

In this interview Jillian shares one of the ways she and her family reduce their grocery spending. She calls it The One Dollar Rule. However, it isn’t the only way they’ve saved up. In the last 15 years, Jillian and her husband paid off all their debt, traveled all over the world, lived abroad several years and took multiple mini-retirements. When the time came to buy a home, they were able to pay cash to purchase it. They eventually bought two rental properties as well and renovated them on their own.

Their parenting journey

Jillian and her husband were able to build financial freedom even with a large family, as they adopted four children and had two biological kids. Some of the tips she shares can be applied to families of any size.

In the interview she also talks about her family’s adoption journey as well as the positive impacts and difficulties of adoption.

Reaching financial freedom

At 32, Jillian Johnsrud became financially independent and since then she has been helping others do the same through coaching  and courses she offers at: https://www.jillianjohnsrud.com/

Make sure to check out the episode on the podcast for the full interview…

This episode was recorded earlier and published June 9, 2020 on The Insider Mom Podcast
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