Category Archives: FIRE

FIRE.082 We PASSED the Joneses today

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

FIRE.081 401k/IRA part of your 4% payday?

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

FIRE.080 3 YEARS…1095 days

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

FIRE.078 Rev Up your Gym visit!

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

FIRE.077 FIRE = FREIdom…Freedom

Rearrange the FIRE acronym and you almost get FREE—or a phonetic variation. Not that FIRE costs nothing (free), but rather you gain something—FREEDOM. This example is almost un-relatable to most people…for now. The other day I had to wake up at 6am so I could drive to a morning meeting.  My normal wake time is …Read More