Category Archives: FIRE

FIRE.092 Good News or Bad News?

Have you ever thought about your personality traits? I’ve learned over time to understand how I think.  I’ve been placed in situations where I come across information that I’ve had to evaluate and make a decision from. It makes me wonder how other people see situations, instances, information or crisis actions. The general questions are: …Read More

FIRE.091 Five Years in FIRE

I was just noticing my 5-year FIRE anniversary has now passed.  What a great time to celebrate my five-year-ago accomplishment. Wait.  How could I possibly celebrate anything related to a FIRE anniversary when I am in full celebration/gratitude mode every single day!  Think about the relationship between these statements.  Should there be a special once-a-year …Read More

FIRE.090 Benjamin Franklin FIRE

I recently had a history-focused post. It seems that I’ve been gathering historical information for some reason.  Actually, the most likely reason is that I’m getting old and it seems that as people get older they become more interested in history—as they become historical figures themselves. Today’s thoughts are on the very interesting Benjamin Franklin.  …Read More

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