Napoleon's dictum: That to understand the man, you have to know what was happening in the world when he was twenty My father-n-law was a huge influence on my later adult life. I liked, loved, and respected him. One of the old school things I wanted to emulate about him was his notion that "Every/body/man … Continue reading Slouching Towards Bethlehem
This is the last NET WORTH update of the calendar year 2018. If it wasn't for new dollars going into retirement accounts, I think 2018 was a gain/loss WASH. But don't forget that I evaluate the year on a fiscal calendar that goes from October to October, so we are still UP! I kinda like … Continue reading Last Net Worth Update of 2018
I have touched upon this background story more than once. It was not until FinCon that I realized how central it was to my personal FIRE journey. Several times when I was trying to boil down my history with FIRE I kept coming up with the same short story. My in-laws were wonderful human beings. … Continue reading My Personal F.I.R.E. Story
Well I guess there are both good and bad things about your cousin marrying into a snooty family. The destination wedding was 'off the hook'. Antigua Guatemala - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We had been on international vacation hiatus for about 10 years. Maybe too conservative, but we just did not feel comfortable leaving … Continue reading Destination Wedding – Antigua, Guatemala
Even a casual exploration into the career choices of the people drawn to FIRE will expose the more common categories of doctor, lawyer, engineer, and the ubiquitous, I.T. I ended up a lawyer. I did not have the math for engineering, nor the memorization skills for a doctor. I do think I could have made … Continue reading Did I come close to I.T.?