FIRE Station Fun – Independence Day

As tomorrow is Independence Day, I will tell you that I never appreciated the idea of freedom as much as I do in early retirement.  Living a completely autonomous lifestyle – independent of an employer’s bureaucracy, policy-making, or decision making – is the happiest way of living I can imagine.  Even if I owned my…

From The Office Door To Door County

My former boss at MegaCorp announced his pending retirement last week.  It was big news with a number of people calling me and telling me about it from the office.  He was immediately moved out of his role and put into ‘special projects’ until his final day on April Fool’s 2017.  It’s exactly one year…

FIRE Station Fun – Ridiculous Cars

Today’s quote is absolutely true.  People probably waste more money on cars than almost any other depreciating assets in their lives.  I worked at a car dealer when I was in college and I still remember with shock how ‘upside down’ people would get in their cars and then rollover their debt to even newer…

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 –…

Not Watching Time

Yesterday was one of those perfect days of early retirement.  A beautiful 76-degree day, tennis in the morning with my brother, $5 matinee in the afternoon with my son, a short nap, and a delightful alfresco dinner with my wife and some good friends at the village wine bar.  I drove the convertible around all…