Biggest Financial Regrets – Have Any?

Someone recently started a thread on Reddit asking “What is your biggest financial mistake/regret?” I posted a couple articles on our biggest mistakes in the past and so I perused the Reddit thread to see if our misery had some company. Here were the responses – in order of how often people mentioned them: Spent…

Cost of a Speeding Ticket – Worth It?

I received what I call an ‘excessive velocity tax’  – more commonly known as a speeding ticket – a couple of weeks ago on a charity road rally to Chicago and back.  I wasn’t really ripping down the road when I was pulled over (above picture).  In fact, both my navigator and I felt that…

A History of Time & Timekeeping

I’ve written before that the biggest difference that I’ve come to associate with early retirement is that your fundamental relationship with the concept of TIME changes. That is, instead of time being USED as a resource of productivity, it becomes SAVORED as a resource of lifestyle enjoyment. Recently, I’ve been reading the magnificent history book…

Funniest FIRE Reactions

On a recent sunny day, I was picking up a friend at my former MegaCorp headquarters building to go out for lunch.  I was pulled up in front of the visitor entrance in my sporty, summer car with the top down. I must have looked pretty relaxed sitting in the convertible with the top down…

Living Trusts – Leaving on a Good Note

It happened again.  A beloved & wealthy performer – this time, Aretha Franklin – passes away without a will or trust to protect her family & fortune.  The same thing happened with Prince a few years ago and his $200 million dollar estate continues to be caught up in court proceedings and will be significantly…