Thrifty Thursday – Apple Watch Bands

I’m excited to have put in a pre-order for the new Apple Watch.  Mr.FireStation is a bit of a gadget-guy, but even so, at $399 it is about 4x what I have ever paid for a watch of any sort.  I know people who wear the luxury brand watches that cost thousands of dollars, but…

Countdown to Early Retirement – Post-it Flags

I recently wrote about possible ways to countdown my last year to early retirement.  I had gotten a lot of great ideas online and shared them in this post.  Since it’s a couple of weeks later, I thought I would share a couple of the approaches I adopted. First, I made 52 tags out of…

FIRE Countdown – Last Birthday in the Office

Today is my 49th birthday.  That might seem like a big number or a small number, depending on your perspective.  Right now it means I’m slightly on the younger side of the 20 people in the strategic planning meeting that I am sitting in at MegaCorp. Today’s a Tuesday.  Tuesday is a terrible day for…

Time To Retire Early? – 12 Quotes That Inspire Action

The EarlyRetireent.org forum recently had a post called “Early Retirement Inspiring Quotes“.  Some of the quotes were really outstanding, so I wanted to post some of them here (along with some other favorites) … “The goal isn’t more money.  The goal is living life on your own terms.”  Chris Brogan “Twenty years from now you…

7 Ways to Countdown to Early Retirement

I posted on a couple of early retirement sites last week to see what advice folks might have for me in my final year of work before leaving work for good.  I didn’t get a lot of responses, but the advice was motivating since it came from folks that have already reached FIRE (financial independence…