Category Archives: pre-FIRE

FIRE.073 Takeaways from my life to date

This was an article I wrote for www.Fiology.com Our story seems quite different than most, but anyone can use pieces of my life examples to better yourself, including my mistakes. Lessons:  My story to LifeInFIRE started as a (lucky) middle-class 12 years-old when I was taught how to save and how bonds/high-interest rates worked.  That …Read More

FIRE.072 Goodwill-Good Stuff, Goodness

This is an update to last year’s post. I went to Goodwill on Thursday, Jan 3rd, 2019 because I was passing by after the gym.  THE GOODWILL RACKS WERE PACKED!!!  I could not believe all of the items on the racks and shelves.  It was like hundreds of homes had cleaned out their over-consumption stuff …Read More

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