Category: Our journey

The Great Resignation of 2021

An article in the Economist came out recently that claimed up to 40% of the American workforce is planning to resign from their current job in the next 12 months. This should not be news to anyone that is actually paying attention to American… Continue Reading “The Great Resignation of 2021”

Vacation Home to Speed up FI/RE?

Before the days of the Fat FI/RE movement that headline would have seemed like blasphemy. I say the notion of a second home in the context of the Financial Independence movement is a rare fringe, but I am here to make the case that,… Continue Reading “Vacation Home to Speed up FI/RE?”

NW Update – May 2021

Another month and another Net Worth update! May 2021 was the month of real estate. We had 3 closings this month. After spending months trying to find any deals in real estate and falling flat I finally found the key to success in our… Continue Reading “NW Update – May 2021”

Exactly 3 years left!

The FireFamily has a lofty goal of being fully financially independent by April 2024. Since it is the middle of April 2021 as I write this that means we have 36 months remaining to get our shit together and meet the goals. This seems… Continue Reading “Exactly 3 years left!”

NW Update – April 2021

Another month and another Net Worth update. Despite some expensive hobby purchases, bordering on excessive to drop at once, we still increased our Net Worth by $56,200 in the previous 30 days. That is well ahead of track to be at $2 million by… Continue Reading “NW Update – April 2021”

Setting yourself up for post FI/RE success – Setting Goals

If you are a consumer of Financial Independence content on a regular basis then you can’t ignore that there has been a MASSIVE uptick in the people who have really struggled 2-5 years into their retirement.  It makes sense though, depending on how you… Continue Reading “Setting yourself up for post FI/RE success – Setting Goals”

When Will Enough be Enough?

It’s never been a secret to me that I am a workaholic. I always approached it from my unique FI/RE perspective with this in the distance dream of never having to work again. As I have reached higher and higher income levels with more… Continue Reading “When Will Enough be Enough?”

Terrible Jobs; Good Lessons

I think everyone has had a terrible job before. The worst jobs or clients I’ve had have been the most interesting to look back on and see how they have shaped my approach to FIRE, business and life in general. I’ve had terrible people… Continue Reading “Terrible Jobs; Good Lessons”

Wildfires and Climate Change

Well FIREDad has just returned from our first mandatory evacuation from our home and let me tell you it sucks. I know you’ve seen people interviewed that say it’s so much worse than you can imagine and let me tell you they are right.… Continue Reading “Wildfires and Climate Change”

America Divided in 3

The world is changing and America is no different and it feels like we are turning a corner that cannot be reversed. The income disparity in the US has always been extreme, but what is happening now is a spread that might not be… Continue Reading “America Divided in 3”