FIRE.087 This Country Started in Debt

My wife and I took a little journey thru the history of our country last month when we visited Virginia.  We encircled almost the entire state on our little journey exploring the mid-Atlantic. We were able to see representation on what life was like in 1607, the 1770s, 1860s & 1960s. We were quite surprised …Read More

FIRE.086 Transition Thoughts

This is for Tracy. I’m excited to hear about your transition from full-time work—at the office you drove to and from every weekday—to your new work-from-home position.  What an amazing feeling to be free from both the office desk and the (mostly) wasted time in the car I have some thoughts for you to consider: …Read More

FIRE.085 Power Center CampFI

Over Memorial Day weekend I was lucky to attend a “Financial Conference” as I explained it to people.  In truth, it was a hangout session for money nerds, which was quite accurately disguised as a “camp.” I’ve been to a CampFI before, the “Southwest” version at Joshua Tree, and was just as thrilled this time …Read More

FIRE.084 Back Rack, Sale Rack

Hey you, yeah you, go to the back of the store!  Are you like most people who walk by, or into a store and see all the cool merchandise up front attempting to draw you in?  Yeah, we all see that stuff.  However, the financially astute of us bypass those racks/shelves and head for the …Read More

FIRE.082 We PASSED the Joneses today

I was thinking about this whole “keeping up with the Joneses” thing the other “WE-day” when my wife and I were driving on the freeway at 11a and drove past dozens and dozens of office parks with smallish businesses.  When driving past these businesses, I always think about how half of the people in the …Read More