Category Archives: pre-FIRE

FIRE.048 FI’ers

A couple weeks ago I met with the Phoenix ChooseFI Local group and it was one of the most amazing meetings ever. Gathered around a large table were over a dozen people who are taking control of their financial lives.  Some are starting this as a new level goal while others are expanding their financial …Read More

FIRE.048 Your Timeline vs Automobiles

…cars today versus 50 years ago…us 50 years from now…? My wife and I were thinking about how things change. Small changes over time add up to huge differences from point A to point B. We thought about her ’69 mustang and how it’s almost 50 years old…

FIRE.045 Let’s think about THE Number

Well…Money people constantly talk about “the number.”  It’s your retirement number, the target you’re shooting for, the goal, the goal-to-end-all-goals.  I have some thoughts about this super magical number—or more specifically—your goal(s). When I was 25 I thought about an early retirement around age 55.  I thought how reaching a million dollars would surely enable …Read More

FIRE.044 Fully FIREd Household ?!

So many people write about being in FIRE/FIREd.  Many others document their journey leading up to FI/FIRE. I’m quite sure one “FIREd” person + with one working person is very different from a fully FIRED household. I’m not diminishing the FI portion of those blogger’s lives..

FIRE.042 FIRE ignition,Day 1=free

I wanted to share my FIRE ignition, the final “pages” of corporate life and beginning of FIRE. They are the chapters of my life story, the Acts of my life’s play. I had read Mr. 1500’s final months story and absolutely loved it. I thought my story was so VERY similar in case anyone wanted …Read More