Welcome to ExpatFIRE a website dedicated to Job Hacking as an Expat to achieve Financial Independence faster and easier.

My name is Don Owens and I am a Chemical Engineer, US Expat, Scientist, Author, and FIRE Enthusiast.  After spending over 10 years working in high paying and high stress jobs in corporate America, yet coming no closer to financial independence and freedom, I decided it was time to make a change.  The key question and challenge though was how to achieve the dream of FIRE without upending my family’s lifestyle.  ExpatFIRE is dedicated to sharing how I “Job Hacked” my way to Financial Independence without the need for extreme frugality that many FIRE programs advocate.  If this sounds interesting to you then click here to learn more about my journey and how you too can achieve FIRE without having to resort to extreme frugality