My wife and I used the values, principles, and even practices of XP to become financially independent on 1 April 2008. That means that for the past five years, our finances have not got in the way of doing the work that we love to do. I’ll tell you the story of how we reached this point. I’ll teach you a few simple activities that you can use to start yourself on the path to more financial freedom. I’ll share how we applied various Lean/Agile principles to achieve these goals for ourselves.