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FIRE Life : The Pros and Cons

The two questions/comments we are asked most often are, “Wow, you are so lucky” and “What do you do all day, don’t you get bored?”

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Brain Games

For me, one of the difficulties of retirement is keeping my brain active. In my past life (i.e. when I worked) I struggled at least once a day on some sort of problem that required both knowledge and logic to … Continue reading

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September Financial Update

We are into October already! Last quarter of the year, so I thought it would be a good idea to see how the market did in the last month and quarter and also how we did.

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Driving You Crazy

Houston gets a bad rep from the other states. Yes, it is roasting hot and humid in the summer, it gets hurricanes and floods a lot, many people have guns, the highest non-building point in the city is probably a … Continue reading

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Buses, Trains and Automobiles

Is it practical to live without a car? Could someone looking to live a thrifty FIRE lifestyle make a massive cut in their expenses by surviving only on the public transportation network?

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Good Debt, Bad Debt

When we moved from Houston to Portland, we made a conscious decision to use the money from selling our house in order to buy outright once we found the right place. We did this for two reasons.

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Keeping a Budget

Firstly, apologies for the long hiatus. A mixture of moving into our new house, getting the kids set up for school and general settling in meant it was impractical to keep the blog going on a regular basis through the … Continue reading

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Moving Teenagers

Buy a car … check Buy a house … check Sign the children up for the next school year … check Join the library and start getting to know the city … check Start volunteering in the community … check … Continue reading

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