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Back To Campus in Early Retirement

I have friend who has been talking about retirement as an opportunity for ‘rewirement‘ – that is to rewire, “our minds, our bodies, and our plans for years of continued growth ahead.” I agree, and as I’ve said before, it is a big, wonderful world and my goal in early retirement is to soak in…

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“What Does Your Dad Do For A Living?”

For today’s Mr.FireStation post, I decided to turn the space over to my 18 year old son who starts his freshman year of college on Wednesday.  Just as MRS FireStation posted her perspective on our early retirement a few weeks ago, I thought it would be interesting to hear from the other member of our…

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FIRE Station Fun – Learning Independence

Today is the day that our only child leaves for his freshman year of college.  It’s a big day that we’ve been looking toward since we brought him home as a newborn baby more than eighteen years ago.  It is with deeply mixed feelings that we send him off – happy to see him growing…

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Death by FIRE?

I’m dying early, it seems. I didn’t realize it, but a recent Oregon State University study claims to show that people that retire early are “11% more likely” to die earlier than those that work past age 65.  Perhaps reaching FIRE (financial independence and retiring early) is bad for my health? The 18 year long…

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FIRE Station Fun – Weekend Work

HAPPY FRIDAY!    The movie Office Space features the indignation of employees being coerced into working weekends in servitude to their MegaCorp.  A recent Washington Post article suggests that about a third of American office workers do some work on weekends.  That is the highest among developed countries in the study.   When I was…