Category Archives: pre-FIRE

FIRE.070 Honey merry Xmas debt keys

I am so sick of seeing commercials of shiny new SUVs with Christmas bows in the driveway and a happy couple (+2kids) frolicking in the 1” of artificial snow. Economics I understand the money making (selling) machines of corporate America are behind this and our economy thrives from purchases, and nobody is going to pay …Read More

FIRE.069 Vegan Budget Buster

“Oh how expensive it must be to eat vegetarian (plants) all the time.”  Are you thinking “here goes an entire paycheck to Whole Foods” to get the organic new superfoods of the month?  This is what so many people believe.  Maybe it’s our marketing culture.1   Then it occurred to me, what do poor people …Read More

FIRE.068 This is your Brain

What if your brain goes bad?  What if you start to lose control of your functioning?  STOP…and think about this for a few seconds.  In less than 30 minutes yesterday, two family friends released funding campaigns to help them deal with their upcoming brain surgeries.  Just typing this I feel a sense of anxiety at …Read More

FIRE.063 80% and NOW!

Life Is So Great.  As I was sitting in the spa (‘Jacuzzi’) at the gym after my lap swim the other day, I did my 10-minute meditation/mindfulness/gratitude session.  Somewhere during the swim/meditation, I started thinking about the luxury of being engaged in activities that are of my choosing—for my betterment— at a time that I …Read More

FIRE.062 CampFI…Mind Blown

72 hours of amazing! Last weekend I joined 60+ AMAZING people for a weekend of…well, when I really think about it, was a weekend that’s almost indescribable. It was a group of people “taking control of their financial lives in order to build an amazing future.” It was a group of people who have vastly …Read More