Don’t stop before the magic happens… the first $100K!!!

That feeling of excitement at the opportunity to discuss investing, or explaining your budget to someone, or rejoicing with a spouse about your work optional date is passion. And for me that passion has taken over my being. I have become engrossed with the idea of FIRE. I love thinking about how money invested isContinue reading “Don’t stop before the magic happens… the first $100K!!!”

January Budget Recap

I suppose I wouldn’t be a FIRE blogger if I didn’t share the obligatory monthly budget. So I have decided to share my actual numbers not so much to be judged but to give a realistic look into the journey. I personally hate reading blogs that give opinions about budgeting or personal finance but failContinue reading “January Budget Recap”

What is a yearly budget and how can it help?

Discovering the idea of writing a yearly budget was literally my Aha! moment. I had just started budgeting but on a monthly basis a couple months prior. I felt like it was going well when an unexpected annual expense came up and I wasn’t sure how to handle it within the monthly budget. At thisContinue reading “What is a yearly budget and how can it help?”

Is reaching FI more about overcoming fear?

Fear has been on my mind lately. I’ve been fearful of actually launching this blog. And that brings us to today. A decision to sit down and write about fear. The best way to overcome it is to face it, Right? I grew up in a sometimes challenging environment that didn’t provide me with theContinue reading “Is reaching FI more about overcoming fear?”

Why a Blog?

I asked myself this question a lot over the last couple years. Yes, the last couple years. That’s how long it has taken me to finally pull the trigger. The reason I wanted to create a blog was to share my experience with my FIRE journey. The biggest question became why not. Why not shareContinue reading “Why a Blog?”

Why another FIRE blog and who am I?

Why not another FIRE blog!?!? I decided to launch this blog as a way to give back to the community that over the years has provided so much wisdom and encouragement. Over the years I have watched the FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early) community change from just, Dave Ramsey to MMM, to now hundreds ofContinue reading “Why another FIRE blog and who am I?”