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FIRE.058 Life Can Sucker Punch

A longtime family friend just lost their spouse unexpectedly.  Their passing is crushing for all of us, especially the surviving spouse of nearly 30 years.  They were very close to each other, outgoing and fun to be with.  Life can change in an instant. I love EVERY day.  I’m privileged to be in the situations …Read More

FIRE.057 One-Step Below Cool

It seems most everything I do is one-step below cool.  I do not have the perfect everything.  I do not think of all the cool things I’d like to have.  However, I have an absolutely great life, but it’s not perfectly awesome and luxurious.  I guess it’s just plain-old awesome.  [“Find The Positive“] I know …Read More

FIRE.055 Dividend Paying Asset: House

What dividends are you earning on your investments?  Which of those are guaranteed dividends? I was listening to Big ERN on ChooseFI who mentioned his home paid him a monthly dividend.  That’s just GENIUS.  It’s really a reverse, tax-free dividend—no need to worry about dividend/LT cap gains rates on this one. There are people who feel …Read More

FIRE.054 Part Deux – Repriorment

What do you do part deux?  I could spend weeks writing about how many different ways our collective could share our lifestyle with the commoners/consumers.   Wait, I already do that here.  FIRE is really just relief retirement from a fixed career, a Repriorment if you will. (thanks Linda for sharing this term which sums up the …Read More

FIRE.053 Financially Sound

I have the hardest time telling (common) people I’m FIRE. What Do You Do? For me, in FIRE it can be very strange when someone asks you “what do you do?”  Being in your 40s, the normal answer is “profession=XYZ,  family=ABC, blah blah blah.”  In my mind, I never thought it would be strange to …Read More

FIRE.052 Good News, Goodwill

Let’s talk about shopping.  There are AMAZING deals at Goodwill. If you’re lucky in your adventurous search you will score big. You could outfit your home with new items or have a new wardrobe, or both. Let’s talk about discount shopping—with a plan…