Category Archives: pre-FIRE

FIRE.139 Non-CampFI Investing

Now shifting from CampFI SW in my last post, I noticed a post that I started in January 2020 after CampFI SE.  It’s a must share for an opposite perspective. From 2020-01: I decided after CampFU (that was a typo, but actually kind of applicable) to drive across the Florida panhandle and explore the gulf …Read More

FIRE.138 CampFI Southwest 2021

I’ve said it before, and I’ll write it again—hanging out with people who make you better is one of the best things you can do for yourself and those around you. I’ve been to five CampFI gatherings around the country and each one is very interesting and valuable to me.  There is an abundance of …Read More

FIRE.137 20 minutes until?

I haven’t really talked to many people about my strange/shocking/sad moment last week but I will here because it’s part of my LifeInFIRE. My schetchle ended up shuffling around so that I had a swim listed on Tuesday, October 5th, 2021.  I list the exact date because, well it changed a part of life for …Read More

FIRE.135 Heart Rate_Recovery

I love data and I enjoy gadgets.  I have plenty of gadgets that track my workouts/activities.  I track sleep, and my waking data.  I find data fascinating and my body’s data even more so. Hospital Heart Numbers At the hospital [#130] the medical team would wake me up in the middle of the night to …Read More

FIRE.133 1-2-3-4-5 Gears

Some of you may understand that your left foot used to do something while driving.  Mostly only the older people really understand this phenomenon.  It’s true younger people who love sporty cars have manual stick shifts by choice, but it used the be the main option unless you had a fancy automatic transmission (or live …Read More

FIRE.132 HUGE small Living

I was thinking about my life as I sat on my patio looking at the desert (right next to my spa).  For once, I was thinking “outside the spa.” When I think of the mainstream media sharing the “good life” stories, I think of their portrayal of mansions and 100k cars.  But, could there be …Read More

FIRE.131 Savings Increase Plan

I’ve always saved some.  I’ve posted about the lessons when I was 12. Early in my career, I had a great job for three years working on a great team, for great leaders, and at a great company.  In your late 20s, three years seems like a decade.  Well after three years into my career …Read More

FIRE.129 REally? (fiRE)

Retire Early!  I’ve seen so many articles and podcasts popping up lately all being over sensitive toward the “not Retire Early” web trolls.  I guess it’s pretentious (?) enough to say you are “Financially Independent,” but you seem to cross the line when you say “Retire Early.” Career Control I know that I wasn’t working …Read More