FIRE.069 Vegan Budget Buster

“Oh how expensive it must be to eat vegetarian (plants) all the time.”  Are you thinking “here goes an entire paycheck to Whole Foods” to get the organic new superfoods of the month?  This is what so many people believe.  Maybe it’s our marketing culture.1   Then it occurred to me, what do poor people …Read More

FIRE.068 This is your Brain

What if your brain goes bad?  What if you start to lose control of your functioning?  STOP…and think about this for a few seconds.  In less than 30 minutes yesterday, two family friends released funding campaigns to help them deal with their upcoming brain surgeries.  Just typing this I feel a sense of anxiety at …Read More

FIRE.067 No Pants Post

Let’s be clear, when you have FU money you don’t have to wear pants, or socks for that matter!  The power of FI can allow you to set some of your own rules, within reason of course. I am lucky that I can almost always wear sandals/Sanuks.  I have Sanuks that look like shoes, but …Read More

FIRE.066 Yola’s Loving Energy (sad)

My little dog Yola has been a HUGE part of our lives for almost 13 years.  Being FIREd—as well as working from home for about 6 years before FIRE—we spent all day, most days with our little Yola.  She’s the sweetest, loving, most trusting dog and companion anyone could ever wish to spend life with. …Read More

FIRE.065 What if the FIRE goes out?

I was wondering, at what point of an “oh-shit” disaster could/would cause me to go back to full-time work?  Is there a part-time-work crisis level?  What about the “I found some cool working opportunity that I like” to do instead of owning ALL of my time? Let’s back up before this moment of FIRE extinguishing.  …Read More