Month: January 2019

Being a FIRE Millionaire Doesn’t Mean You’re Rich

There’s an interesting mentality that I notice creeps up periodically.  It’s the idea that some people think that being a millionaire makes you filthy rich with plenty of money to throw around. Folks who aren’t as entrenched in the personal finance world tend to think that if you’re a millionaire, you actually have $1 million ready to spend.  In other words, if you’ve hit that mark, you must be sitting on bushels of cash just ready to be spent. This …

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Christopher Guest Post on Physician on FIRE

Christopher Guest Post on Physician on FIRE

I first met the face behind Physician on FIRE at FinCon17.  Not only did he turn out to be a good guy, but he was giving out koozies for free… I love free swag! Physician on FIRE and I have a few things in common: Our blogs are both a handful of years old (mine started in 2015 and PoF’s in 2016) We’re both 43 – we’re aging like fine wines! We’ve both spent a little bit of time in …

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Finding Balance in Early Retirement with Kids

Finding balance in life is tough.  Between your regular job, chores, time with spouses or people you’re dating, and going out to play with friends and family, time is limited. The fact is that we all only have 24 hours per day… 168 hours each week. Then you throw a kid into the mix… ha!  Good luck!  It’s like a turbulent hurricane of confusion every day.  And the frenzied mess doesn’t scale well either.  With each additional child you have, …

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FIRE Gives You the Freedom to Fail Miserably

Who creates a headline to talk about the “freedom” to fail miserably?  That’s depressing! This guy does – that’s who! Most of you likely read this blog for one of two reasons – you’re striving to reach financial independence or you’re already there. And the reasons you aim for that goal will vary… maybe you want to quit your job because you can’t stand your career anymore.  Or maybe you just want financial security to give you more choices in …

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What Did We Just Do?!! Thoughts from a New Retiree

So, I’ve been wracking my brain trying to figure out what I wanted to talk about for my first post as a new retiree.  I have all these things on my mind, but I’ve been struggling to figure out just the right topic. And that’s when it hit me… why not just talk about some of the random thoughts that have been floating around my head this week? Maybe some of what’s going on in this noggin of mine could …

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Guest Appearance on the Everyday Money Show Podcast

Guest Appearance on the Everyday Money Show Podcast

Jason from the site The Wealth Hound also hosts the Everyday Money Show podcast. The first time I heard the show, I knew I wanted to be a guest.  He’s a natural at talking to people and you’d think he’s been doing this for years. We had chatted a little bit over Twitter and email and we finally had the opportunity to meet at FinCon this past year.  But believe it or not, we didn’t even have time to squeeze in a …

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What I’ve Learned Throughout My Final Year of Work

Well, that does it… I’m officially FIRE (financially independent / retired early).  12/31/18 was my last day of “working for the man” hopefully for the rest of my life. Whoa.  Hang on – I just need a second to process that. Damn, that feels good to think about!  Woo-hoo!!!! Ok, thanks for that – I really needed to get it out of my system.  The idea is still a little surreal and will probably take a while to make it …

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