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…

FIRE Station Fun – Possibilities

I am now closing in on my first full YEAR of early retirement.  I will hit the anniversary mark on April Fool’s Day this year.  It has been a terrific rotation around the sun and I haven’t regretted it at all. Not surprisingly, everyone is asking me “are you doing all of those things 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…

FIRE Station Fun – Patient Profits

The stock market is off to a nice clip so far this year with the S&P 500 and International EFEA up more than 5% in less than two months.  Things are moving so fast that I am already losing my bet on where the market will be on the Fourth of July this year, as…

Roman Holiday In Early Retirement

One of my team members told me today that they are now on their “final lap”.  We were talking about great cities to visit – my favorite is Rome – and they shared their plans to start traveling more in early retirement.  Next year! This person plans on retiring on 5/1/16 after 35 enjoyable years…