Make Sure Time Is On Your Side

Someone recently asked me if so don’t like my job.  Their line of questioning seemed to be based on the idea that you’d only quit your job and retire early if it was BAD – instead of the idea that not working would be better.   For me, my planning to retire early is secondary…

FIRE Station Fun – Value Your Time

By global standards, almost all of us have more than we NEED, quite a few of us are fortunate to have more than we EXPECTED, and so all of should be focused on what we really WANT.  Do we want more stuff, or do we want more time? If we don’t have a plan to…

12K Steps to Early Retirement Fitness

Healthy living and corporate life don’t always go together.  Some people do a great job of balancing the two, but others (like me) find the many hours spent at the office are terrific excuse to not work out.  And I am absolutely GREAT at finding excuses to avoid exercise. 🙂 Combine this with the appealing…

FIRE Station Fun – Retirement Road Trip

Just 40 days left to April Fool’s Day and the start of our early retirement.  Between now and then I also have a business trip and a week’s spring break in Florida.  That being the case, I probably have only about 20 days to come to the office and earn my keep. Travel will be…

Health Insurance for Early Retirement

   Health insurance is a big, incremental expense for people hoping to retire early from corporate life.  Understanding our options and the costs has been an important focus for us as we’ve plotted our upcoming FIRE escape on 4/1/16.   (Please note that the following is our understanding of healthcare insurance options, and that we…

FIRE Milestones – Announcing To Colleagues

It has been a full week since giving formal notice to resign my job and leave MegaCorp for early retirement. Once that was properly toasted with a glass of fine scotch, it was time to tell everyone else in the office – friends, teammates, and other corporate colleagues.  Sharing this news is clearly one of…