Category Archives: FIRE

FIRE.048 FI’ers

A couple weeks ago I met with the Phoenix ChooseFI Local group and it was one of the most amazing meetings ever. Gathered around a large table were over a dozen people who are taking control of their financial lives.  Some are starting this as a new level goal while others are expanding their financial …Read More

FIRE.048 Your Timeline vs Automobiles

…cars today versus 50 years ago…us 50 years from now…? My wife and I were thinking about how things change. Small changes over time add up to huge differences from point A to point B. We thought about her ’69 mustang and how it’s almost 50 years old…

FIRE.045 Let’s think about THE Number

Well…Money people constantly talk about “the number.”  It’s your retirement number, the target you’re shooting for, the goal, the goal-to-end-all-goals.  I have some thoughts about this super magical number—or more specifically—your goal(s). When I was 25 I thought about an early retirement around age 55.  I thought how reaching a million dollars would surely enable …Read More

FIRE.044 Fully FIREd Household ?!

So many people write about being in FIRE/FIREd.  Many others document their journey leading up to FI/FIRE. I’m quite sure one “FIREd” person + with one working person is very different from a fully FIRED household. I’m not diminishing the FI portion of those blogger’s lives..

FIRE.043 Holiday Monday

Today is a Federal holiday celebrating “European expansion” as well as a local holiday celebrating local inhabitants.  If you really think about these honoring events, you are sure to be proud. While one of the above celebrates a “new” act and one celebrates the “historical,” I realized only a very few (federal & bank employees?) …Read More

FIRE.041 Time Spent Vacation Planning

I’ve heard over and over than many people spend more time planning their vacation than their financial life. I actually thought this could be true since I feel in the best cases people just think “my work just moved some money into my 401k, I’m good” or “I saved $50 this paycheck.” Those of us—I …Read More