Hey you, yeah you, go to the back of the store! Are you like most people who walk by, or into a store and see all the cool merchandise up front attempting to draw you in? Yeah, we all see that stuff. However, the financially astute of us bypass those racks/shelves and head for the …Read More
Do you live each day with enjoyment? Do the events that unfold throughout the day add to your satisfaction? [please say yes] We have a family member who is getting older and lives each day with enjoyment, excitement, and passion. That is so much of what we all want in our own lives. The hard …Read More
I was thinking about this whole “keeping up with the Joneses” thing the other “WE-day” when my wife and I were driving on the freeway at 11a and drove past dozens and dozens of office parks with smallish businesses. When driving past these businesses, I always think about how half of the people in the …Read More
DONE! 25xExpenses saved. You’re ready! Time to truly evaluate the FIRE lifestyle, or Fully Funded Lifestyle change many of us are talking about right? [insert screeching sound] BEFORE jumping headfirst into your new awesome lifestyle, please (re)consider two things: Are you calculating your 401k/IRA’s balance(s) in your 4% withdrawal rate? Are your expenses all-inclusive of …Read More
Three years ago I decided that I should place deposits from my brain on the interweb once in a while. 1095 days have passed with random LifeInFIRE thoughts appearing a couple of times per month. Why? There is no need in this world of existing information for some strange guy spewing additional words onto the …Read More
Over the years—OK, decades—we chose to live a little further below our means and save an extra say 25% of our income. We did not deprive ourselves too much with the these savings. Actually, we weren’t deprived at all.