Category Archives: pre-FIRE

FIRE.086 Transition Thoughts

This is for Tracy. I’m excited to hear about your transition from full-time work—at the office you drove to and from every weekday—to your new work-from-home position.  What an amazing feeling to be free from both the office desk and the (mostly) wasted time in the car I have some thoughts for you to consider: …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.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.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