FIRE Station Fun – Plan On It

I am less than two weeks from turning in my formal notice at MegaCorp and doing my best to savor the elements of my work that have been my focus for the last 26+ years.  One observation I am having is how much personal commitment companies pull out of their best employees.  People get very engaged in MegaCorp’s priorities, problems and needs – sometimes at … Continue reading FIRE Station Fun – Plan On It

A Place To Not Work – Home Office Update

I read with great interest this blog post from about 7 years ago when RetiringSyd.com wrote about the impact of early retirement on her relationship with her husband.  Not only did her thoughts mirror recent conversations my dear wife and I have been having, but the comment section had the experiences of many others living with their spouse 24×7 for the first time. Certainly the … Continue reading A Place To Not Work – Home Office Update

Fill Your Bucket List – Memorable Travels

Since it’s still January, it’s not too late to reflect on 2015, is it?  Maggie Banks at NorthernExpenditure.com recently posted a provacative post on “bucket lists” and her twist on the idea that she calls her “Fill Your Bucket List”.  The concept is “Instead of making a list of things you would like to see happen in your life, a fill-the-bucket list focuses on the … Continue reading Fill Your Bucket List – Memorable Travels

FIRE Station Fun – Life’s Devil’s Triangle

My son passed along an observation that is set up in a ‘Devil’s Triangle’ fashion … When you are a kid, you have time & energy – but no money When you are an adult, you have money & energy – but no time When you are retired, you have money & time – but no energy The only solution for this is early retirement, … Continue reading FIRE Station Fun – Life’s Devil’s Triangle

FIRE Milestones – Picking An Early Retirement Age

Like anything, reaching the goal of early retirement starts with a choice to start seriously planning toward it.  In sequence, picking a retirement age to shoot for is the first of one’s MILESTONES toward a life of financial independence and retiring early.  This is the starting point at which you start hatching a financial plan and start making decisions to focus on it. For us, … Continue reading FIRE Milestones – Picking An Early Retirement Age