Category Archives: blog

FIRE.135 Heart Rate_Recovery

I love data and I enjoy gadgets.  I have plenty of gadgets that track my workouts/activities.  I track sleep, and my waking data.  I find data fascinating and my body’s data even more so. Hospital Heart Numbers At the hospital [#130] the medical team would wake me up in the middle of the night to …Read More

FIRE.134 First thing in the morning

Before you get to your Daily schetchle… One of the amazing values in retirement is the awakening process.  You know, the process between when you begin to enter a coherent state, and when you are upright and doing things. Sometimes I lay in bed until 8 am relaxing, thinking, gratituding, planning my amazing day, or …Read More

FIRE.133 1-2-3-4-5 Gears

Some of you may understand that your left foot used to do something while driving.  Mostly only the older people really understand this phenomenon.  It’s true younger people who love sporty cars have manual stick shifts by choice, but it used the be the main option unless you had a fancy automatic transmission (or live …Read More

FIRE.132 HUGE small Living

I was thinking about my life as I sat on my patio looking at the desert (right next to my spa).  For once, I was thinking “outside the spa.” When I think of the mainstream media sharing the “good life” stories, I think of their portrayal of mansions and 100k cars.  But, could there be …Read More

FIRE.131 Savings Increase Plan

I’ve always saved some.  I’ve posted about the lessons when I was 12. Early in my career, I had a great job for three years working on a great team, for great leaders, and at a great company.  In your late 20s, three years seems like a decade.  Well after three years into my career …Read More

FIRE.130 Market high=Horrific low

I was just thinking how nothing in life is required to match up timing-wise.  It is a fact that the all-time record close of the S&P500/Total Market Index EOQ has my acct/worth level at its highest point so far. It is so interesting how over time investments through ownership in corporations just tend to go …Read More

FIRE.129 REally? (fiRE)

Retire Early!  I’ve seen so many articles and podcasts popping up lately all being over sensitive toward the “not Retire Early” web trolls.  I guess it’s pretentious (?) enough to say you are “Financially Independent,” but you seem to cross the line when you say “Retire Early.” Career Control I know that I wasn’t working …Read More

FIRE.128 Follow the Masses?

This post is all about how to increase the satisfaction in your days, and in your life.  If not satisfaction, then at least increase your optimization and decrease your level of annoyance.  Or is that just my strategy? I constantly hear about “keeping up with the Joneses.”  I used to wonder who would spend their …Read More