I just purchased our flights for our Camino de Santiago trip in May using travel hacking. I have to admit it was pretty easy. I’ve always seen people posting about how they got these amazing seats for like $200.00 and I always thought they were blowing smoke. But if played correctly they are right. IfContinue reading “Travel Hacking-Airline Tickets”
Author Archives: Aha FIRE
I talk a lot on this blog about how messy my transition to retirement is. I was really good at following the FIRE principles of saving and investing but at some point I missed the lesson on how to live life after financial independence. I do feel like I’ve made some progress over the lastContinue reading “My Way”
Plans Change, That’s Okay.
I was on a Zoom gathering with some other FIRE friends recently when I was reminded that it’s okay to change plans no matter how concrete they felt when written. The reason this struck home is because for the last couple years Jeff and I have struggled to find our path post financial independence. WeContinue reading “Plans Change, That’s Okay.”
Getting Permanent Mexican Residency
Part One – Obtaining The Visa It’s New Years and with that comes reflection. This weekend I have been reflecting on 2022 and the big events that shaped the year. One of those events was getting our Mexican residency. We were speaking with some new friends on New Year’s Eve that also recently went throughContinue reading “Getting Permanent Mexican Residency”
Have you ever really thought about how you’ll spend your money in retirement? All I’ve ever heard was, ‘Just take 4% of your net worth’ or something along those lines. I recently read this article by Go Curry Cracker about retirement income and whether or not to include a home’s equity. This topic has meContinue reading “Retirement Income”
Why Be Thankful?
Why be thankful? I mean everywhere we turn we are bombard with terrible news of death, war, and poverty. The thing I try to remember is that as terrible as those things are its our internal mental environment that really matters in being thankful. I’ve talked about my own experiences with mental health issues butContinue reading “Why Be Thankful?”
Our Net Worth
When I started this blog there were questions I had to answer for myself before I could start to write. Questions like why write a blog, what kind of information did I want to talk about technical or emotional, and how personal did I want to get. When it came to how personal did IContinue reading “Our Net Worth”
Too Much Change
This year has not gone as I imagined it would but isn’t that life. Honestly if I were given the life I’d imagined 10 years ago, I would have sold myself short. The life I imagined then was a way more basic life than I have today. This doesn’t mean that my life today isContinue reading “Too Much Change”
I recently blogged about going back to work post-FIRE and mentioned consolidating households. I didn’t realize the strong response I’d get about that. I thought I’d get a stronger reaction to going back to work. Because of the response I thought it appropriate to write a little about us moving in with my mother-in-law. FirstContinue reading “House Hacking?”
I’m Going Back To Work.
This year has been a year of change. I have said this many times this year. The changes didn’t stop when I retired either. In fact I am announcing to the FIRE world I went back to work last week after five months of no work. I’ll try my best to explain my reasons. TheContinue reading “I’m Going Back To Work.”