FIRE the Imagination

I had quite the imagination and curiosity when I was younger. I can remember daydreaming about all types of things which shaped my world into limitless possibilities.

I loved movies and stories that made me think differently which challenged my curiosity to imagine a world beyond what I thought could ever be possible. 

As a young boy, my imagination fueled a sense of optimism untethered to physical limits, practicality, or man-made rules. Anything was possible, and nothing could stand in the way.  It was hard to understand why adults didn’t have the same sense of hopefulness.

Fast forward decades later, I sit here today thinking about where that boy with his boundless imagination and optimism have vanished to.  Read more

Better Spending Decisions

If you want to be financially independent, you need to focus on the magic number: your savings rate. You must increase and defend this magic number at all costs.

How do you improve savings rate?

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Nearly Inflated My Lifestyle with a Tesla

Tesla Model S

You know, it wasn’t long ago that I stumbled upon the current concept of financial independence and early retirement (FIRE). I, like most of you, became familiar with FIRE through great bloggers like Mr. Money Mustache (MMM), JLCollins, and others.

I came across these blogs serendipitously when I was contemplating what would have been the largest (non-real estate) purchase I’ve ever made: a car. I mean it’s a really nice car. But Read more