Category Archives: FIRE

FIRE.054 Part Deux – Repriorment

What do you do part deux?  I could spend weeks writing about how many different ways our collective could share our lifestyle with the commoners/consumers.   Wait, I already do that here.  FIRE is really just relief retirement from a fixed career, a Repriorment if you will. (thanks Linda for sharing this term which sums up the …Read More

FIRE.053 Financially Sound

I have the hardest time telling (common) people I’m FIRE. What Do You Do? For me, in FIRE it can be very strange when someone asks you “what do you do?”  Being in your 40s, the normal answer is “profession=XYZ,  family=ABC, blah blah blah.”  In my mind, I never thought it would be strange to …Read More

FIRE.052 Good News, Goodwill

Let’s talk about shopping.  There are AMAZING deals at Goodwill. If you’re lucky in your adventurous search you will score big. You could outfit your home with new items or have a new wardrobe, or both. Let’s talk about discount shopping—with a plan…

FIRE.051 ChooseFI Group: Enjoying Life

FI: Financially Aware, Financially Optimizing; Enjoying Life.  That is the title I wanted to use, but Jonathan and Brad’s ChooseFI podcast deserves the headline.
I’ve now met repeatedly with two local ChooseFI groups and the meetings continue to be some of the most amazing meetings ever.
….what if the other 9,999 people out of 10,000 could learn 1/3 (1hr per month) of these ideas, skills, hacks?

FIRE.50 MMMMM Frosting

I think I’ve found something sweet in life!
Nearly every morning as I wake up I take a few moments to relax and prepare for the day. … There are many wise people that take some time each morning to meditate calming or clearing their mind, so it’s possible I’m doing this in my own way.

FIRE.049 Retirement is Crazy Busy

Just think about this; think about the long holiday weekends when you get a glorious day off. Now there are some people—don’t hate them— who feel like every day is Saturday. The people get to “live off-peak.” My Task list is no longer a to-do list, but rather a loose set of items pretty much centered around my schetchle.