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…

Financial Tracking, Asset Allocation & Withdrawal Rate(s)

This is the post that I haven’t had much interest in writing, but one that quite a few people have asked about.  If you look at early retirement forums and financial planning sites, everyone seems to love to talk about portfolio tracking, asset allocation, and withdrawal rates.  More than anything, people are concerned about running…

Going Back To Work?!

I guess we are not retired anymore. Just when my wife and I were adjusting to our new life of leisure, our bliss has suddenly been interrupted by the clarion call of the workplace! No, I’m not working. I have quite a few friends and former colleagues that continue to be suspicious about my FIRE…

FIRE Station Fun – Visiting MegaCorp

While I keep up with a lot of my former colleagues, I haven’t actually been on the MegaCorp campus and in the buildings since I left on April Fool’s Day.  That changed this week as I went to lunch with a friend on Wednesday (thanks, DC!) and had a chance to come into the office…

FIRE Station Fun – Crazy Money

When we first got married, Mrs.FireStation worked at a bank and she would talk about how frustrated customers could be at times.  They would come in the bank – often overdrawn and not understanding why – and get all upset when she would try to help them sort things out.  As you can imagine, it…