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.
I’m so not normal. The other “morning” I went to the gym. I usually arrive between 9-11a two days during the week. At this time I tend to join a large contingent of silver-haired people moving their bodies to get their blood pumping in an attempt to better their lives. It’s so inspirational. It’s so …Read More