The Price Of Entertainment Keeps Rocking Higher

We had a great time this past weekend, going out to a movie, attending a black-tie gala, and seeing the hometown Minnesota Vikings win at their new stadium. It is always fun to get out and be entertained, but I am amazed at out how expensive things have become. Going through some old ticket stubs…

FIRE Station FUN – Decluttering Work Clothes

  My closet has a big hole in it.  Last weekend, while getting home from a weekend trip, I noticed how many dress shirts I have clogging my closet.  I decided it was a good time to go through my former work attire and “declutter” my wardrobe.   While I did some major decluttering immediately…

Still On Our FIRE Honeymoon

Last year, when I was just early retired a few weeks, I wrote this article describing the ‘honeymoon’ period of leaving work behind.  I even shared a ‘5 Stages of Retirement’ academic framework that many already-retired readers immediately called B.S. on – complaining that the sudden feeling of freedom does NOT grow old and that…

Introvert or Extrovert?

More than a year ago, I wrote this article contemplating whether or not I was more of an introvert or extrovert.  Some people think that being an extrovert helps you in the business world and being an introvert helps you in retirement.  The difference comes down to your need to be with other people to…