Last post, we defined our numerical FIRE goal. In this post I’ll explore whether it is achievable. Is it too ambitious? Or perhaps not ambitious enough? Let’s get to work! Our FIRE goal: to retire at 60 (in 2033) on $80,000 a year. To determine how much we need to generate this amount, we are … Show Me More!
It’s time to review our FIRE savings against our goals. We have continued saving on auto-pilot for the last three years. Are we on track? If not, what do we need to do to meet our goal? Initially, we didn’t set a FIRE goal. Rather than reaching for an age when we could retire, I … Show Me More!
I recently realised that we’d lost sight of our FIRE goal, so it’s time to revisit where we are, and where we want to be in the future. Part of where we’d like to be is not just saving, but enjoying our money in line with our values. In this post we’ll review our spending … Show Me More!
After allowing the practicalities of saving for FIRE to continue on auto-pilot for three years, I feel like it is time to come back, review where we are, and look at our FIRE goal. A Vague FIRE Goal The first thing to note is that I can’t remember what our old goal was! That has … Show Me More!
Let me start by acknowledging that this is a post of privilege. I support paying tax. Sometimes I’m a direct beneficiary of what those taxes are spent on (health, education, roads). If not, my taxes go to benefit others who are not as privileged or lucky as I have been (pension, disability, unemployment benefits). Growth … Show Me More!