FIRE.045 Let’s think about THE Number

Well…Money people constantly talk about “the number.”  It’s your retirement number, the target you’re shooting for, the goal, the goal-to-end-all-goals.  I have some thoughts about this super magical number—or more specifically—your goal(s). When I was 25 I thought about an early retirement around age 55.  I thought how reaching a million dollars would surely enable …Read More

FIRE.044 Fully FIREd Household ?!

So many people write about being in FIRE/FIREd.  Many others document their journey leading up to FI/FIRE. I’m quite sure one “FIREd” person + with one working person is very different from a fully FIRED household. I’m not diminishing the FI portion of those blogger’s lives..

FIRE.043 Holiday Monday

Today is a Federal holiday celebrating “European expansion” as well as a local holiday celebrating local inhabitants.  If you really think about these honoring events, you are sure to be proud. While one of the above celebrates a “new” act and one celebrates the “historical,” I realized only a very few (federal & bank employees?) …Read More

FIRE.042 FIRE ignition,Day 1=free

I wanted to share my FIRE ignition, the final “pages” of corporate life and beginning of FIRE. They are the chapters of my life story, the Acts of my life’s play. I had read Mr. 1500’s final months story and absolutely loved it. I thought my story was so VERY similar in case anyone wanted …Read More

FIRE.041 Time Spent Vacation Planning

I’ve heard over and over than many people spend more time planning their vacation than their financial life. I actually thought this could be true since I feel in the best cases people just think “my work just moved some money into my 401k, I’m good” or “I saved $50 this paycheck.” Those of us—I …Read More