The people over at TicTocLife tweeted this yesterday:In what ways do hedonic adaptation (and the hedonic treadmill) affect your path to financial independence?Is there a particular area of your spending that seems more vulnerable to it?I know ours is in foreign experiences as we crave increasingly niche travel. pic.twitter.com/wAKgUkRjZl— TicTocLife … [Read more...] about Is Retirement Expensive?
So never say never,The pain from the past makes the pleasure way better.You gotta feel the lowest lows to get the highest highs,Blow your nose, dry your eyes.Open roads waiting and its time to drive,Isn't it scenic after?-Wax (Limousine)7/17, 5:30am: I'm lying in bed thinking that I quit my job over 3 years ago and I completely missed the anniversary. My departure date was … [Read more...] about 3+ Years Of FIRE: Reflections On Home School Hell, Happiness, And Death
I vividly remember struggling with money at university. My apartment was paid for, but I supported myself otherwise. I had a part-time job at a computer lab that paid $4.25/hour. From this money, I had to buy food and everything else.My diet suffered the most. I'd buy the cheapest tomato sauce and cook a huge batch of noodles on Sunday evening. Then, I'd eat spaghetti all … [Read more...] about Richer In Retirement
FIRE stands for Financial Independence/Early Retirement. I love the first part: Financial Independence I hate the second: Early Retirement It took me a while to figure out why, but I understand now. Before I get into that, let's talk about a fundamental problem with the FIRE movement. The Problem With FIRE You're not going to get to a place of financial independence sitting on … [Read more...] about The Problem With FIRE
Ask the Readers will return next week. I have to get this one off my keyboard...When you read the words Open Road, your mind's eye probably shows you a picture of an epic road-trip. Perhaps a vacation to a National Park like Yellowstone or Yosemite (my personal favorite). I love road-trips, but that's not the open road that I'm referring to today.I'm referring to the … [Read more...] about Turn Off On Country Route FI