OTHER LIFE IS POSSIBLE

Another Life is Possible

Not everything is money, not everything is FIRE, not everything is about retiring . . . surprised?

Have we changed plans? No, not at all, I simply believe […]

GET AHEAD

A Little More, A Little Earlier

I keep following the minimalist dogmas that help us stay calm and follow the path towards retirement . . . Do you remember “less is more”, “the longest road” or “philosophy of effort”? You can see them here, here or here. Sorry, I get distracted and that is precisely […]

QUITTING SMOKING IS LIKE PURSUING FIRE

 

10 Years of Recap​

 

Not long ago, I was thinking about when I bought my home, it was the summer of 2009, and the “peak” of the crisis, that means that everything was tanking, economy was rock-bottoming and prices were very low. That´s why I bought. Some say I got lucky, and yes […]

MY WORK IS NOT MY IDENTITY

Am I going to lose my identity?

Many in the FIRE community talk and comment that one of the great fears at the time of retirement is manifested in what will be their identity, since it is intimately linked to work, apparently. . . But more than the people who want to retire soon, it […]

INFERNAL PACE?

I am going to be able to slow down

I do not know if it’s a question I ask myself: Am I really going to be able to slow down? Or rather a mantra that I try to inculcate myself: I will be able to lower the rhythm, I will be able to lower the […]

WHAT DO WE WANT

It’s not about money

Although we talk a lot about money in this blog. . . money is just a vehicle to get what we want. And the question is that: What do we want? Immediately what we want is to increase revenues, lower expenses and that investments generate the maximum possible. That is […]

LIFESTYLE UNDER CONTROL

Control lifestyle creep

 

Preventing the rising costs of living as we move forward is essential to be able to retire soon. Wages are rising, we are accommodating and every time we “need” (remember NEED vs. WANT?) more things, our fixed costs go up. This is a mistake if you want to retire.

The easiest […]

ARE WE LOOKING HIGH ENOUGH?

A matter of perspective

The importance of having height of mind for such large and complex projects as early retirement is crucial. This dream requires a broader vision, in the long term, and trying to consider all possible scenarios. You can not stay in the superficial or the immediate.

A practical example

Not long ago […]

SELF-CONTROL

Do you manage to control yourself?

 

In these moments when everything is historical maximum, everything is extreme. Some decide to ignore the noise and continue investing, others are afraid of the collapse of the stock market and hold on waiting for an ideal moment to come and others move away from the stock market […]

I ONLY KNOW THAT I KNOW NOTHING

Yes you can

You can learn about domestic finance as much as possible and about personal finances without having any type of training or having been born in an environment with experience in the subject. I did not know anything when I started working and, above all, reading, I saw the different ways to optimize […]