Maybe It’s Time to Stop Your WINE-ing

Maybe It’s Time to Stop Your WINE-ing

Uh-oh. I have a problem. I’ve gone over 5 months now without a glass of wine. And it’s great! Yet, I ask myself why it is that we in the FI community are cutting every last penny, just to gather and celebrate over some beers. Maybe it’s time to stop our whining. Or wine-ing!

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To RE or not to RE, That is the Question

To RE or not to RE, That is the Question

As the FIRE concept spreads into the mainstream press, many people are asking…Should you “RE”, or Retire Early? Or instead, is it about quitting a job that you don’t like, or just do for the money, and finding work that you love and that fulfills you?

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I Had a Million Dollars Worth of Fun in Engineering, and I Didn’t Want a Dime More

I Had a Million Dollars Worth of Fun in Engineering, and I Didn’t Want a Dime More

I absolutely loved working as an Electronics Engineer and could not have imagined getting to a point that would make me walk away from my voluntary 80+ hour weeks. But my last job, which took me to Scotland on an Oil and Gas project, brought me on the adventure of a lifetime. It was truly a million dollars worth of fun. Until it wasn’t. I mean really wasn’t.

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My Jane Muir Hikes — Finding Your Own Pace and Path to FI

My Jane Muir Hikes — Finding Your Own Pace and Path to FI

We’ve just returned from an epic trip to the Eastern Sierra. I love hiking, but I’m definitely not John Muir. I’m also not Mr. Money Mustache or Paula Pant either. But I was able to quit my job at age 51 and I’ve hiked some of the most incredible trails in the Sierra Nevada. How did I do it? By finding my own pace and my own path.

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Trailer Trips: A New Frame of Reference

Trailer Trips: A New Frame of Reference

If we had bought our trailer before we retired, we might have been able to break free years sooner. It reframed our perspective on money and our priorities in life. Why? Because so many things about the trailer and the travels have changed our frame of reference.

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My Awesome Boss Fired Me – What a Gift

My Awesome Boss Fired Me – What a Gift

Have you ever been fired? It was probably not as wonderful as it was for me. My boss did it in order to keep me working there. A pretty unusual story and the turning point in my life, it was the key to our financial independence. And it saved my health and sanity too.

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