Category Archives: FIRE

FIRE.198 Are you who you are?

Do people leaving a career and venturing into the amazing world of FIRE, retirement, freedom, fun, and the unknown accurately believe they will become a great new person?  Does one’s purpose lie just beyond that final pay period? The Monday after a long multi-decade career doesn’t energize someone into a magical new being.  There is …Read More

FIRE.197 Have you ever wandered…

To play on the title from my last post…what’s out there? Have you had the ability to take a chunk of time and roam around?  Did you do this while on vacation and in a town somewhere?  Did you roam as part of vacation from location to location—wherever you may roam and end up? Did …Read More

FIRE.196 Have you ever wondered…

Do you wonder about things?  Do you find yourself googling and gathering data and turning that data into information? Do you enjoy building up knowledge, skills, and abilities over time?  Do you find satisfaction in understanding more things? I have really noticed my interest in Curiosity. I love getting information about everything.  There is so …Read More

FIRE.195 Retirement Drift

Are you on track?  Are you moving along the path you have planned or the path you want to head down?  Drift Like in surfing, where you’re sitting in the lineup, outside the break, you feel like you’re stationary in one place.  Yet, after a while, you notice the current has drifted you up/down the …Read More

FIRE.194 Wasting or Rewarding

What is a waste of time?  We’ve heard this phrase over and over—all the time.  Is it a structure of our driven-to-succeed society that concerns us with such detailedness? Can time be wasted?  Or does time just pass no matter what?  Is looking back at passed time a bad or good thing? In my LifeInFIRE …Read More

FIRE.193 Hell yes or no, or Yes

It’s time to say yes to most things. Why wobble on decisions?  Why wait to do something later, in the future?  Why over-calculate the cost, time, value, and importance-wasting time??  Why not say Yes, NOW? Yeses I’ve had the opportunity to go on multiple trips with my FIRE $lackers friends/family.  Kathy and I joined almost …Read More

FIRE.192 What’s Time Worth?

This is one of those “should I mow my own lawn for an hour every two weeks or is my time worth more than that” post.  That mowing question is similar to my original thought but probably fewer overall hours per month than what I’m thinking about—at least for most people. Incremental Saving I feel …Read More

FIRE.191 Due Day,Deux, Do, Do’s, Dos…

Yeah, having freedom, being independent, flexibility to choose, gratituding, they’re all benefits of FIRE. FIRE allows the person(s) to pursue their passion and dive into something they love, or many things they love.  But what if someone’s not diving in?  What if a person is just looking at the water, or sticking their toe in?  …Read More