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…

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…

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…

Up, Up & Away … Early Retirement

A terrific thing happened at work yesterday.  One of our very capable managers came in my office and said, “I’m retiring!” It was the first time in my 27 year career that anyone on my team had retired (that will tell you about the MegaCorps I have worked for).  I was SO excited for him.…

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…