Category Archives: pre-FIRE

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

FIRE.076 Remote work change

So hopefully you read about my successful Job Design Change and realize the opportunity you may have to steer your own professional work ship.  Let me present an equally, or more amazing job change I performed.  Three sacred words for many: Work From Home, or two words: Work Remotely. The year was about 2005.  It …Read More

FIRE.075 Fully F* It Job Change

I was talking with some ChooseFI friends at our meeting/meetup after an excellent presentation on targeting your Super Powers and trying to push the other life tasks to the side.  I shared how I did an unofficial Job Design change. I worked at a mega corp for 18 years.  It was great.  The worst part …Read More