Category: FIRE

Aiming Higher, or the Case for “One More Year”

I recently received a promotion and a sizable bonus. And just like that, I’ve now technically achieved financial independence based on my target net worth of >35x annual expenses. But, although I’ve achieved one of my main financial goals, I’m still not ready to quit....

Otium Goals: Investor Policy Statement

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic and market volatility has upended life as we know it and has motivated me to take stock of our current situation and plans during these uncertain times, which led to creating this Investor Policy Statement (IPS). ...

Hello FIRE, My Old Friend

I first heard about the term FIRE, in reference to the Financially Independent, Retiring Early (or Financial Independence, Retire Early) community, about one year ago. Discovering that community was like finding long-lost family that I hadn't known existed. ...

Are We There Yet?

Not yet. And, since we're here, I might as well define "there," so we know where we're going...