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FIRE Ready Aim
Early Retirement
FIRE, Entrepreneurship
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
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TL;DR: I don’t have much love for most 403(b)s. In case that wasn’t obvious. I’d like to think that the terrible 403(b) choices at most public institutions are the result of HR managers not knowing better and not due to poor negotiating skills, or, worse yet, malfeasance. Either way, something nefarious (or at least negligent) […] The post 403(b) – The “b” stands for bastards appeared first on Fire Ready Aim. ...
Posted: Apr 03 2019 @ 8:00 AM
What doesn’t get measured doesn’t get managed – which led to doing a horrible job of tracking expenses until the end of the year. Some of the extra spending couldn’t be helped – like dad dying – but we’ve got a bunch of self-inflicted wounds. I know I said I’d reveal my FI number as […] The post 2018 Dumpster FIRE Spending and 2019 Budget appeared first on Fire Ready Aim. ...
Posted: Jan 14 2019 @ 2:58 PM
When I got back from FinCon, Mrs FIRE Ready Aim saw the fire in my eyes (ha!) and asked “Alright, what’s it gonna take for you to retire? How long, and how much savings do we need?” Well dang. I don’t know. In order know where we need to end up, we need to know […] The post FIRE Ready Aim Savings Report: The “I Was An Idiot With Money” Edition ...
Posted: Dec 13 2018 @ 1:35 AM
You’d think adding an extra $250k over the next 23 years to my Mrs FIRE Ready Aim’s 403(b) would have been the best early Christmas gift a husband could give, but you’d be mistaken. In reality I got little more than a “that’s pretty good” shrug and appreciative nod as she looked up from nursing […] The post Saving $250k Was Only the Second Best Early Christmas Gift I Gave My ...
Posted: Dec 09 2018 @ 12:25 PM
In honor of FRA Baby #3 arriving on Tuesday (or perhaps sooner?) This is the inaugural Frugalish Wins, Baby Edition. After having had two other kids, I think we’ve learned a few things about not spending too much on a new baby, including a little hack that saved us thousands of dollars with less than […] The post Frugalish Wins, Baby Edition appeared first on Fire Ready Aim. ...
Posted: Nov 25 2018 @ 11:09 PM
I should have known better. When I walked out of his hospital room on that snowy day in April, I suspected that I wouldn’t see my dad alive again. That turned out to be almost true – we did make it up eight hours before he passed that Sunday night in August, but he was […] The post Yes Virginia, You CAN Negotiate a Funeral (Even with the Body in the ...
Posted: Oct 29 2018 @ 11:21 AM
Sometimes it takes death to rethink life. My dad died in August. He was one of the most respected civil engineers in Florida in the 80s and 90s; he was a master bridge player; he had a keen eye for stocks with great potential. (Although I thought he was crazy for being so high on […] The post Reigniting the FIRE appeared first on Fire Ready Aim. ...
Posted: Oct 23 2018 @ 6:54 AM
While I do want to retire early, we also like to travel. What better place than NYC? It hard to beat when you can stay at a nice hotel for 2 nights, fly round trip, eat at high-class restaurants and spend $500 (I know we spent too much, but we’ll do better next time). But […] The post NYC travel is so cheap – our $500 trip appeared first on Fire ...
Posted: Sep 03 2016 @ 3:35 PM
One of my biggest problems is stopping before I get started – and even when I started journaling, I stopped quickly. Why? Analysis paralysis and the fear of doing something wrong. And I was afraid of journaling wrong. Stupid, right? I thought so too. So I started journaling again, and for the past month or […] The post Journaling to tame the monkey brain appeared first on Fire Ready Aim. ...
Posted: Aug 25 2016 @ 10:05 AM
Well, website is sketched out, domain names purchased, and a bit of market research done. Untether: in process. Honestly, I was hoping to have this launched by now, but with a big project due at my day job at the end of September, I’m happy where I am. So why not push to launch now? […] The post One month later – untether with public domain data? appeared first on Fire ...
Posted: Aug 25 2016 @ 12:04 AM


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