Category Archives: pre-FIRE

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

FIRE.036 Student Loans in Retirement?!

Can you imagine going into early retirement with a student loan payment? I know we all have different life situations and accomplishments, which is what makes people/life so interesting. We’ve all read about controlling—understanding—your spending before FIRE, so that you lessen the money stress in “retirement.” We often read about paying off all consumer debt—which …Read More

FIRE.035 Same Spouse, Same House, Same Family Size & Cars

Sameness Stability can lead you to a stronger foundation in many aspects of life. Swapping to new homes, cars or spouses may cause to you rebuild or adjust your life foundations. Controlling costs are the first structural building opportunities.Life can be a balance of happiness, lifestyle and net worth. If you can’t enjoy every—or most—days, then it’s time to regroup! Right?