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Name:
California FIRE
Category:
Early Retirement
Tags:
Federal Government, Veterinarian, Outdoors, Cryptocurrency, Index Investing, Budgeting, Expense Tracking, Animals
Start Year:
2018

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Location:
San Jose, California, United States
Age:
30s
Race:
White
Gender:
Male
Life stage:
DINK (Dual Income, No Kids)
Profession:
Engineering
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Latest Blog Posts

I’ve gotten behind on things as July and August have been busy months so this post is over a month late.  The good news is that our income was booming in July (partly due to it being a 3 pay check month for me, and mostly because of Lady Kit’s dual employment as she changed […] The post July 2018 Finances (Income, Expenses, Net Worth) appeared first on California Fire. ...
Posted: Sep 15 2018 @ 4:30 PM
I recently saw a post on Facebook from a fellow federal employee with a simple question. Should they take a refund of their FERS contribution if they leave government service after 9 years? I wanted to dig into this a little as I am currently sitting at 9 years of government service myself. An important […] The post Don’t Withdraw your FERS contributions if you Started Before 2013! appeared first on ...
Posted: Sep 15 2018 @ 3:05 PM
We have our TSP setup and money is flowing into our account at some where between 10% (5% from us and 5% of free money from the government) and $18,000 a year.  We’re all set, we can just sit back, … Continue reading → The post FERS Series – Part 2 – Where to Invest appeared first on California Fire. ...
Posted: Jun 29 2018 @ 12:15 PM
I really jumped into FIRE in September last year between our awesome trip to see the eclipse and my 2711 mile drive back to California.  When driving by yourself for 2711 miles you need something to listen to, or at least … Continue reading → The post First Attempt at Travel Rewards appeared first on California Fire. ...
Posted: Jun 13 2018 @ 12:27 AM
As I mentioned previously 2017 was a pretty busy year for us and at least for me pretty stressful.  The good news is that 2017 should be the last year Lady Kit apart. When 2017 started I was on a … Continue reading → The post FU Power – It Doesn’t Always Work appeared first on California Fire. ...
Posted: Jun 10 2018 @ 2:58 PM
We’re terrible at living frugally apparently, which will probably make it harder to reach financial independence.  We’ve been crammed into our tiny 1 bedroom apartment with a dog, 2 cats, and 4 birds for 5 months now.  Our expenses should … Continue reading → The post Unexpected Expenses appeared first on California Fire. ...
Posted: Jun 08 2018 @ 12:42 PM
Feel free to check out Part I and Part II. Finally the day of the eclipse.  We had shared the top of the butte with two other groups and as the sun started to rise more people started to meander … Continue reading → The post How the Eclipse Changed My Life (Part III) appeared first on California Fire. ...
Posted: Jun 07 2018 @ 4:36 PM
Probably best to start with Part I here. The Plan I’m sure I could write page after page of this trip, but I really wanted to just capture some of the highlights that when brought together gave me this life … Continue reading → The post How a Solar Eclipse Changed My Life (Part II) appeared first on California Fire. ...
Posted: Jun 07 2018 @ 4:11 PM
A Little Background What kind of hippy thinks that seeing a solar eclipse is a life changing event?  That is exactly what I thought last year.  Lady Kit and I were making plans for our anniversary/solar eclipse adventure.  I definitely … Continue reading → The post How a Solar Eclipse Changed My Life (Part I) appeared first on California Fire. ...
Posted: Jun 07 2018 @ 4:05 PM
Some Background This will be the first year I have been actively pursuing Financial Independence (FI).  This makes setting goals for this year a bit challenging.  I setup Personal Capital (and Mint) back in September so it only has data … Continue reading → The post 2018 Goals appeared first on California Fire. ...
Posted: Jun 07 2018 @ 2:44 PM

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