FIRE Station Fun – Let Me Count The Ways

A number of readers have been chatting about how many months they have until their own early retirement dates and how anxious they are getting.  I started this blog when I had 15 months left before my FIRE escape date from MegaCorp.  That seemed like a really long time at that point, but now when…

Long-Term Care Insurance – Cost/Benefit Tradeoffs

My Mom & Dad called recently to get my take on their Long Term Care (LTC) insurance.  They’ve had a policy for fourteen years and recently got a notice from their insurer that their rates would be going up.  The increase – stepped over the next few years – totaled a little more than +50%…

FIRE Station Fun – Running Through Life

My son forwarded me this sobering cartoon that he saw on Twitter yesterday. I’m not sure who originally drew it, but it does describe the dark side of the American Dream that we all worry about, doesn’t it? Sorry to not have something more cheerful to send you off this weekend.  If nothing else, here’s…