Category Archives: pre-FIRE

FIRE.076 Remote work change

So hopefully you read about my successful Job Design Change and realize the opportunity you may have to steer your own professional work ship.  Let me present an equally, or more amazing job change I performed.  Three sacred words for many: Work From Home, or two words: Work Remotely. The year was about 2005.  It …Read More

FIRE.075 Fully F* It Job Change

I was talking with some ChooseFI friends at our meeting/meetup after an excellent presentation on targeting your Super Powers and trying to push the other life tasks to the side.  I shared how I did an unofficial Job Design change. I worked at a mega corp for 18 years.  It was great.  The worst part …Read More

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