I am always intrigued by the notion that those who actively pursue FIRE (Financial Independece / Retire Early) share common traits that drive us into this particular lifestyle decision. Can we put our finger on some of those shared histories/traits? Now I know that we all by now have shed our compulsive collecting. Being frugal … Continue reading Are We Compulsively All Collectors?
This is my response to Saving Ninja's Thought Experiment #7. I am grateful for this because I have been in a post writing slump for a month or two. The blog has been living off of my post stockpile and it is nearing depletion. Anyway the gist of the question to be answered is; "I’d like … Continue reading Waiting for ‘Happiness’
I was recently asked to put together a new Last Will and Testament for my father and stepmother. Not a problem, I am a lawyer and can probably swing it. As I slogged through the creation of their documents, I realized that everybody really should take care of this kind of thing. Even many lawyers … Continue reading You Need A Will – Part 2, POA
One drawback to being the lawyer in a family is that by default, you are looked upon for all things legal. This happens despite the almost guaranteed phenomenon that a lawyer will tend to specialize and become less and less familiar with legal topics outside of his or her specialty. Would you want your podiatrist … Continue reading I Bet You Need A Will
If you haven't had the pleasure of starting this story from the beginning, please Read Part 1 first. Captain's Log; Year 3, Day 1 Put boat in water. CHECK. Drive boat over to our hoist. CHECK. Load boys and wife for fun in the sun. CHECK. 11 mother f&%cking minutes into our ride...At the deepest … Continue reading I Don’t Deserve a Boat- Part 2