FIRE Station Fun – Back To Campus

We dropped our son off at college yesterday to start his sophomore year.  Naturally, I am reflective this morning about him and his adventures.   He really had a productive summer.  He worked part-time at a retail store and took three summer classes to get ahead on his Bachelor’s degree.  My wife an I were astounded…

FIRE Station FUN – Decluttering Work Clothes

  My closet has a big hole in it.  Last weekend, while getting home from a weekend trip, I noticed how many dress shirts I have clogging my closet.  I decided it was a good time to go through my former work attire and “declutter” my wardrobe.   While I did some major decluttering immediately…

Still On Our FIRE Honeymoon

Last year, when I was just early retired a few weeks, I wrote this article describing the ‘honeymoon’ period of leaving work behind.  I even shared a ‘5 Stages of Retirement’ academic framework that many already-retired readers immediately called B.S. on – complaining that the sudden feeling of freedom does NOT grow old and that…

Credit Scores – Must Everyone Have One?

We were discussing college kids and getting credit cards with some friends recently and I admit I am a bit hesitant to suggest to my son that he get a credit card. He has a debit card that works just fine for him, but I guess he is not building up a credit history that…