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”

Retirement Income

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’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”

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”

First Week of Retirement

Hi and welcome back to Aha FIRE. I quit my job last week on February 1 and today I want to share with you what my experience this first week of retirement has been. Surprisingly to me it didn’t actually go as I expected. What I expected was to be bored and a little depressedContinue reading “First Week of Retirement”