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”
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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.”
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”
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”
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.”
Simple But Not Easy
The other day I learned that someone I got sober with several years ago died from an overdose. Though I hadn’t talked to him in years, this came out of the blue and hit me hard. I know the statistic ‘they’ say that nine in ten people won’t stay sober, but damn. It’s made meContinue reading “Simple But Not Easy”
Hi Everyone! It’s been a while since I have written anything on the blog so I thought it would be a good idea to give an update. There have been no changes recently. Just continuing to adjust to retirement. This year is definitely a year of adjustment. I am continuing to detox from corporate America.Continue reading “Life Update”
First Month of Retirement
I have been retired for a month now. I can’t believe it! Like I said in my first week of retirement post, I am more relaxed and happier. I have had more time for projects. I have had more quality time with friends. And I have had more time for self-care. The biggest adjustment thisContinue reading “First Month of Retirement”
Am I an Imposter?
Imposter Syndrome may be a popular topic or this may be a topic that people don’t want to talk about but I feel that it’s important to discuss the good and the bad while on the journey to financial independence. I don’t always wanna write about how great retirement is because I don’t wanna giveContinue reading “Am I an Imposter?”