It’s been fun to have our family & friends out of school and work over the last week, but of course many will be back at the grind next Monday. Not us – since early retiring last April, we’ve been on one long extended weekend. It truly has been a complete lifestyle change! While it’s been well noted that 2016 has been an unusual … Continue reading FIRE Station Fun – New Year!
I guess the day after Christmas is as good a time as any day of the year to hit one’s annual fitness goal. Today marks the day that I’ve reached 4,000,000 steps since New Year’s Day. Health and fitness were one of 8 areas I outlined for focus following my retirement on April Fool’s Day. My goal was to reach 12,000 steps a day and … Continue reading Stepping Through The Holidays
Tomorrow is Christmas Eve. As Jay Leno once said, for guys it is “The Official Start of the Christmas Shopping Season”. It’s true that quite a few guys (and I’m sure gals too) leave a significant share of their Christmas shopping until the day before Christmas. My brother and I used to make an annual event of going out on Christmas Eve and shopping for … Continue reading FIRE Station Fun – Christmas Shopping
This is the third book that I am recommending to folks that are interested in a great personal finance book to get someone for the holidays. It’s another book on my bookshelf that I consider to be a classic – and probably the last book I’ll have the chance to write about before Christmas this weekend. Affluenza: How Overconsumption Is Killing Us And How To … Continue reading Holiday Gift Book Recommendation – Affluenza: How Overconsumption Is Killing Us
How does your office holiday party stack up? Does your company do it up big, or is senior management preaching belt tightening and concerned about the optics. I have to say that my last MegaCorp’s office party was a bit of an embarrassment. In last year’s post on this topic, I compared our year end holiday employee event with data from a study of … Continue reading FIRE Station Fun – Office Party
The next book that I wanted to suggest as part of my holiday gift series for people looking to buy something for someone interested in personal finance or reaching FIRE, is The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas Stanley and William Danko. It is definitely one of the top books on my personal finance bookshelf, which probably has more than 30 books on it in all. … Continue reading Holiday Gift Book Recommendation – The Millionaire Next Door
Since it is the holidays and some people are looking for gift ideas, I thought I would write a couple of short recommendations on personal finance books that really helped us on our way to financial independence and retiring early (FIRE). Don’t worry, this isn’t some online scam to have you click through to Amazon and line my pockets. I just wanted to share some … Continue reading Holiday Gift Book Recommendation: Making The Most Of Your Money