Financial Failures On The Way To Early Retirement / House Value

While we really love the house we live in right now, financially it certainly falls into the category of financial failures. When we designed and built it, we thought we were being really clever, but I don’t think we could get back for it today what we paid for it almost 7 years ago.  Here’s the story – one of a series of financial failures … Continue reading Financial Failures On The Way To Early Retirement / House Value

FIRE Station Fun – The Speed Of Life

One’s relationship with time changes pretty fundamentally once you retire.  I wrote about how my concept of time was changing as soon as a week after early retiring, but it continues to evolve as I approach 125 days since I left work. While I certainly feel like I am as busy – even BUSIER – than ever, I know that almost everything I do now … Continue reading FIRE Station Fun – The Speed Of Life

What Does 10 Years Of Early Retirement Cost? Can You Really Do It?

I early retired in April at age 49.  I was just a couple weeks short of my 50th birthday and so I felt like I was ‘buying’ an extra 10 years of my life (without work).  With a reasonable degree of success in my career I decided to put TIME ahead of banking more money and more material things.   So far things have been … Continue reading What Does 10 Years Of Early Retirement Cost? Can You Really Do It?

Early Retirement and the 24-Hour News Cycle

I distinctly remember my high school Sociology teacher commenting that research showed that older people tend to have a more negative view of the world because they spend a disproportionate amount of time watching the evening news.   Since the evening news tends to focus on what is wrong in society, it made sense that the more you watched it the more negative you might … Continue reading Early Retirement and the 24-Hour News Cycle