Author Archives: Kevin

FIRE.193 Hell yes or no, or Yes

It’s time to say yes to most things. Why wobble on decisions?  Why wait to do something later, in the future?  Why over-calculate the cost, time, value, and importance-wasting time??  Why not say Yes, NOW? Yeses I’ve had the opportunity to go on multiple trips with my FIRE $lackers friends/family.  Kathy and I joined almost …Read More

FIRE.192 What’s Time Worth?

This is one of those “should I mow my own lawn for an hour every two weeks or is my time worth more than that” post.  That mowing question is similar to my original thought but probably fewer overall hours per month than what I’m thinking about—at least for most people. Incremental Saving I feel …Read More

FIRE.191 Due Day,Deux, Do, Do’s, Dos…

Yeah, having freedom, being independent, flexibility to choose, gratituding, they’re all benefits of FIRE. FIRE allows the person(s) to pursue their passion and dive into something they love, or many things they love.  But what if someone’s not diving in?  What if a person is just looking at the water, or sticking their toe in?  …Read More

FIRE.190 Misfit?

What is a misfit?  Oxford dictionary: “something that does not fit or that fits badly.” That seems to describe me in so many ways, but that’s not exactly what I’m thinking as I type this.  Instead, I’m thinking about how something changes and now there’s an issue, a problem, or some would say “a possibility?” …Read More

FIRE.189 All The Time…

I’ve definitely come to learn that having “all the time…” is not enough time to get things done. I have so many things I want to do, to work on, to learn, etc.  I’d like to: become proficient with music recording, learn more foreign language words (not learn “a” language-whom I kidding), learn more technical …Read More

FIRE.188 “Policy”

Do you ever think about responsibility?  I was thinking about mental health issues everywhere and all the social media blaming.  I was wondering if our society has shifted the responsibility of one’s thoughts and actions to another party.  (why is it is a “party?”) In another time, long ago, when I was growing up, I …Read More

FIRE.187 10X Strategy

TLDR: Decumulation in retirement is 10X harder than working/accumulation. Is my thought valid?  Could it be that the accumulation period ends (preferably) when you want it to end—when you have enough to leave your career?  Decumulation is hard for so many reasons.  They can be 1) you don’t know your end-of-plan date, 2) you don’t …Read More

FIRE.186 Freedom On Trial

BAM!  Normal life startled me this morning. 6:30a this morning came around too early.  It wasn’t that it was earlier—or much earlier—than I often wake up, but rather the fact that it was my alarm buzzing away that upset me. I was jolted by the sound of my distant path.  I was required to be …Read More