More Favorable Retirement Tax Rate Revealed

Our taxes are complete and in the mail as of yesterday! I am so thankful because even though we use an accountant, getting our taxes done feels like a part-time job for the months of February and March. Related: Income Taxes Not A DIY Project This was the first year we got a good look at what our post-working tax rate might look like. Because … Continue reading More Favorable Retirement Tax Rate Revealed

Third FIRE Anniversary (1) – April Fool’s Day

Three years ago this very day, I blasted out of MegaCorp and into the sunshine of early retirement.  I had the Beatles’ Revolution on the car stereo and I’m sure many colleagues thought it was more an April Fool’s Day prank than one of the most epic decisions of my life.  That night, as a family we toasted the future with a bottle of Dom … Continue reading Third FIRE Anniversary (1) – April Fool’s Day

Inverted Bond Yield – Harbinger of Recession?

I’ll begin by warning you that this is one of those investing topics, I will claim to have very little understanding of.  I thought I might learn a little bit about it through the process of writing this piece.  Perhaps you will learn a little too. The yield of bond rates has become inverted recently for the first time in since 2007.  This means that … Continue reading Inverted Bond Yield – Harbinger of Recession?

Another Odd Reaction To FIRE

Reaching financial independence & retiring early (FIRE) leads to all kinds of interesting reactions from people I meet. Some want to learn how you did it, others are puzzled over how it could be done, but most are just happy for you. Yesterday someone said simply, “I want to live your life!” Related: Funniest Reactions to FIRE Related: Odd Comments & Snappy Remarks Not all … Continue reading Another Odd Reaction To FIRE

FIRE Station Fun – Man Retires From McDonald’s at Age 88

There is very little I can add to this remarkable story but it made me smile … According to the New York Post, Art Mason, who lives here in the Twin Cities, is retiring from his job working the McDonald’s Drive-Thru at age 89.  He started working there 30 years ago after being retired just 3 months from the factory job that he worked at … Continue reading FIRE Station Fun – Man Retires From McDonald’s at Age 88