Category Archives: pre-FIRE

FIRE.027 99cents —for my thoughts

We’re now closing out February and many people still have great plans to lose weights and/or get their money under control. Of course, I have the same goals—keep my weight and money under control. These tasks are similar, yet quite different. Weight– After years of learning how to manage my weight (after losing over 140 …Read More

FIRE.026 What the F!? —F The Rules!

All the fury of articles this year about the new incoming Fiduciary rule got me thinking. It should be clear to us that WE are responsible for protecting ourselves…it’s much easier for us to be responsible for ourselves/our families. I say proceed as though you trust in yourself. Educate yourself. Then continue to educate yourself more.

FIRE.025 Why are you doing that!?

Have you ever been asked this question? Do people wonder what you’re doing? Somebody must not understand you, right? Have you ever asked yourself this question? Maybe you are unsure, or need to be reminded, why you are doing something. It could be anything that you do. I asked myself this question after thinking about …Read More

FIRE.024 UnNecessities

Oh no, don’t get my frugal side started…”that new patio umbrella is not a necessity. It doesn’t matter that the old one broke.” I know life comforts are important, and in many cases a plan to acquire these items makes sense. But, all too often we assume we “need” these items when they are nothing …Read More