Category Archives: FIRE

FIRE.089 Pure Zen

Today I had a nice moment of full relaxation, calm, clarity, extreme gratitude and maybe pure zen.  This is the kind of moment so many of us enjoy but experience so rarely.  How do we create these moments for ourselves and our loved ones?  What should we do to bring this experience to light? My …Read More

FIRE.085 Power Center CampFI

Over Memorial Day weekend I was lucky to attend a “Financial Conference” as I explained it to people.  In truth, it was a hangout session for money nerds, which was quite accurately disguised as a “camp.” I’ve been to a CampFI before, the “Southwest” version at Joshua Tree, and was just as thrilled this time …Read More

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