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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

FIRE.063 80% and NOW!

Life Is So Great.  As I was sitting in the spa (‘Jacuzzi’) at the gym after my lap swim the other day, I did my 10-minute meditation/mindfulness/gratitude session.  Somewhere during the swim/meditation, I started thinking about the luxury of being engaged in activities that are of my choosing—for my betterment— at a time that I …Read More

FIRE.062 CampFI…Mind Blown

72 hours of amazing! Last weekend I joined 60+ AMAZING people for a weekend of…well, when I really think about it, was a weekend that’s almost indescribable. It was a group of people “taking control of their financial lives in order to build an amazing future.” It was a group of people who have vastly …Read More

FIRE.061 Super Frugal – Upper Frugal

I know in so many ways I am frugal, but reading about vacation homes and muscle cars seems to distort the frugal picture.  I then started thinking about people who are super frugal and live a VERY low cost of living. Then I wondered if there was an upper-Frugal, a super-frugal.

FIRE.060 Sum of the Parts

It’s NEVER just one thing that matters.  It’s how the pieces of everything add/work/multiply together to give a higher—or much higher— output. I grew up in the 80s.  I was really into hard rock music.  Yeah, I knew some of the bands had a couple cool songs, and of course, I knew some were just …Read More