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.023 Xmas Revelation(s)

I give myself the best Christmas present every year. I create a plan to have three (or so) Christmas Revelations for the upcoming year. I don’t do New Year’s Resolutions. That’s too common place. Besides, I want a head start on great new improvements/changes. It’s a present to myself. To me, these revelations are things …Read More

FIRE.021 Make your life easier

Here’s the thing, “money doesn’t buy happiness.” That what poor people may tell you. Yes, many poor people are very happy with their life. However, I believe that being a well prepared middle-class person/household has HUGE advantages for you. In being well prepared, I am specifically talking about having a cushion—a buffer— in your savings …Read More

FIRE.011 Act 3 = FIRE

Act1 school, Act2 work…Act3 FIRE. Your life is a dramatic endeavor. Financial Independence Retirement Early is just one phase/Act of your life. When you retire, you can open up all the possibilities of the world.

FIRE.008 Health, Happy, Family

Quick, concentrate on your foundational priorities. What are they? Do you embrace each of these every day? Maybe multiple times per day? I’ve mentioned before that when I go to bed, it is my favorite time of the day. NO, not for the reason you may be thinking about. I find that I think clearly …Read More