FIRE Travel – Prague, Czech Republic

Travel is a big part of our early retirement plans, so I thought I would start a Friday morning summer series on a number of places that we have enjoyed visiting and would recommend. We have good friends that are originally from the Czech Republic and they hosted us on our first overseas trip there…

The Little Things In Life

Some say not to ignore the LITTLE things each day because you might discover that they are really the big things in life. I have written a bit about some of the big things that have changed in our life since retiring early last year. The BIG things are the easy things to notice that…

FIRE Station Fun – Boat Life

We declined on rejoining the boat club we belonged to for the last five years and now that the weather has jumped up into the 80s, I’m wondering how much we will miss it? Financially, it certainly was a terrific deal.  We paid $3K a summer and had unlimited uses of a terrific fleet of…

FIRE Station Fun – Bond On Life

Roger Moore, most well-known for his seven movies as James Bond, passed away earlier this week at age 89.  It was a long, grand life for this military officer and well-known actor, who in addition to acting served as Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations/UNICEF and was knighted by the Queen for his charitable work.…

FIRE Savings – Store Brand vs. National Brand

Readers that know me know that I spent my entire career across working for MegaCorps, running branded food businesses. My job was leading a team to figure out the best way to get consumers to choose our soup, yogurt, or frozen pizza over our competitors – which include the low priced store brand. Despite having…

FIRE Station Fun – Gaining Work?

One of the funny things about being retired early is that people are always suggesting jobs that you can do.  People say, “Oh, you should get a job as a golf course ranger,” or “With your extra time, you could get a side hustle flipping houses”.  Many people focus on what you have given up…