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FIRE Station Fun – Crazy Money

When we first got married, Mrs.FireStation worked at a bank and she would talk about how frustrated customers could be at times.  They would come in the bank – often overdrawn and not understanding why – and get all upset when she would try to help them sort things out.  As you can imagine, it…

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FIRE Station Fun – The Speed Of Life

One’s relationship with time changes pretty fundamentally once you retire.  I wrote about how my concept of time was changing as soon as a week after early retiring, but it continues to evolve as I approach 125 days since I left work. While I certainly feel like I am as busy – even BUSIER –…

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Early Retirement and the 24-Hour News Cycle

I distinctly remember my high school Sociology teacher commenting that research showed that older people tend to have a more negative view of the world because they spend a disproportionate amount of time watching the evening news.   Since the evening news tends to focus on what is wrong in society, it made sense that…

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Relaxed Return From First Early Retirement Trip

We are just back from our wonderful trip to Japan, where we spent the last two weeks.  We got home last Thursday afternoon and are finally adjusting to the difference in time zones (14 hours).  You can see from the pictures some of the sites we saw in Tokyo & Kyoto.  We were very busy,…