It’s that time of year! The nights are cold and dark, there are lights up everywhere, and we’re almost at the end of another year. Despite the cold and darkness it’s one of my favourite periods, not simply because of the festivities and presents, but because it is a time of reflection for me. I love looking back at everything that has happened in the last twelve months; how my life has changed, the fun experiences and interesting relationships I’ve had, and progress made towards my various goals in life. It also offers an opportunity to look forwards to another year, another three hundred and sixty five days of opportunities!
Continue reading “2017 Goals Review, and New Resolutions”
My Pet Hate
Please excuse me while I have a short rant about a regular occurrence that really grates on me, and I imagine a good few of you too. It’s a small thing, really only four words, but it’s a concept that lies at the heart of why most people will never become financially independent. Those words?
Continue reading “Choosing Not to Afford Things”
I’m likely not alone in often trying to imagine how I will spend the first day after becoming financially independent. If you haven’t, try it. I contemplate reaching a goal that I will have been working towards for a considerable number of years. Will I book an around-the-world trip? Or should I hire a barbershop quartet to come into work and announce my resignation? Continue reading “Imagining Day Zero”
So, if you’ve read building your fire engine
and have already automated your savings and investments every month, which means you’ve build FIRE Engine 1.0. Congratulations!
Continue reading “Modifying your FIRE Engine Pt 1 – Adding Power”
There is a history in the world of financial independence of people plodding along incognito, meanwhile amassing a healthy nest egg. Their coworkers, friends and even some family have no idea that many of these people are millionaires or can afford to never work again. In the terms of building your FIRE engine
, it’s the equivalent of adding an invisibility cloak to your engine (cue Harry Potter references).
Continue reading “Achieving Stealth Wealth”
I find that goal setting is a very personal thing, everyone has their own way of doing it. Some people want one single goal so they can put on the blinkers, get their head down and work tirelessly towards that singular point.
Continue reading “Goal setting and tracking for Financial Independence”
Welcome into my workshop!
To give some context, I’d like to give a bit of an illustration of whereabouts I am on the way to financial independence. Rightly or wrongly, this is where I’m at right now. Continue reading “Current state of the FIRE engine”
The world is ending!
Ha, just kidding (sort of), that was the first phrase that came to mind when I started writing this manifesto. Why a manifesto? Because I want to explain why I’m planning on streaming my consciousness out into the internet, and why anyone else might care. Continue reading “The FIRE Engine Manifesto”