Retirement

Make Integrity Your Defining Characteristic
Make Integrity Your Defining Characteristic

Make Integrity Your Defining Characteristic

Earlier in my career, I was a cop. People generally fall into one of two camps when it comes to the police: They’re monsters, or they’re saints. The truth is that all cops fall somewhere in a spectrum between those two extremes. Regardless of what you think about law enforcement, most people agree that doing the job requires (or should require) a certain degree of integrity.

A Lull on the Path to FIRE
A Lull on the Path to FIRE

A Lull on the Path to FIRE

I am a pretty optimistic person. If you read this blog regularly, I think you’ll find that I’m generally focused on the positive more than dwelling on the negative. Lately, though, I have found myself struggling to maintain a completely positive outlook, as progress has been quite slow, and we’ve entered a bit of a lull on the path to FIRE.

A Letter to our Future Kids
A Letter to our Future Kids

A Letter to our Future Kids

What kind of questions will a child who has never known anything but two parents with all the time in the world have? How will we explain our unusual life? Because I love thought experiments like this, I wrote a letter to our future kids trying to express what financial independence means to us in terms a child might understand.

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