Will You Be Remembered at Work?

“I’m sorry. I’m not willing to put in that kind of time,” I said to my new boss with an air of confidence I didn’t even realize I possessed. He …

We’re Officially Retired

It’s official. We’re retired! Wait. What? How did this happen? In short, not exactly by choice, then exactly by choice. Let me explain. Not so long ago, in a land …

Generosity is the Point

“Hi there, Aaron. How can I help you today?” I froze. For all my scheming and planning, I realized I had neglected to come up with a coherent response to …

The Opportunity Wedge

I was sitting across the table from a friend during lunch when I realized that anyone eavesdropping on our conversation probably thought we were crazy. Somehow we had stumbled onto …

42:25

Last September, just after the birth of our 4th child, I started walking 3 miles every morning. It’s not super-athlete stuff, but after 15 years of flying a desk for …

Why We Are Retiring Early

It’s commonly known within the FIRE community that the FI stands for Financial Independence and the RE stands for Retire Early. But there are a lot of folks who love …

But Everyone Else is Doing It

It’s likely the first thing you’ll notice when you walk into our house. It’s the one physical thing that separates us from just about everyone else. Yes…it’s our TV. A …

It Was Always My Choice to Make

I’m in the bowels of a large ocean liner steaming across the open sea. My heart is pounding and my arms ache. I’ve been shoveling coal from giant reservoirs into …