Category Archives: pre-FIRE

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

FIRE.041 Time Spent Vacation Planning

I’ve heard over and over than many people spend more time planning their vacation than their financial life. I actually thought this could be true since I feel in the best cases people just think “my work just moved some money into my 401k, I’m good” or “I saved $50 this paycheck.” Those of us—I …Read More

FIRE.038 So you want more money

YES you say, I want more money. Do you feel as those others seem to have more money than you? On the other hand, it may feel strange to be the one who has more money. I had the strange thought of “why do some people have more money than others” as I was looking …Read More

FIRE.037 What and I doing here?

With SO much FIRE information online it got me thinking, what am I doing? Why do I add words to the interweb? Why? There are already so many amazing blogs. Many are from smart people in FIRE and more from people leading up to FIRE. Not to mention those planning way in advance for FIRE. …Read More