Category: FI

Today’s “Debt Free” is Tomorrow’s “Retirement”

I’ve always tried to be smart with my money. I followed all the traditional advice and the “rules” around saving for retirement. Including the, 50/30/20 rule, which encourages saving 20% of your income towards your retirement. With my parent’s encouragement, I started contributing to…

Question #11: What is stopping me from doing the things that I should be doing?

For a long time, I would say I don’t know. But that’s not really true. I’m afraid to fail. To try something I might not be good at and fail miserably. Or to fail publicly. There seems to always be that person asking the…

Waking up the Sleeping Tigress!

I was just reading an article about challenges for woman’s retirement. The article listed a lot of concerns with women’s retirement, but the advice seemed a little outdated. The article focused on funding the gap in women’s retirement by either getting a second job…

A guy and a sandwich.

At a pretty typical workplace cafeteria there are your normal offerings of a salad bar, pizza, soup, cold sandwiches and the grill. In this cafeteria, the grill is at the end of a large island. There is a duo who work together at this…

Question #10: What problem are we solving?

You walk into a conference room. There is a large table in the room surrounded by chairs. There are a bunch of chairs along the wall but you grab a seat at the table. More and more people start coming into the room. Some…

Question #9: Who has qualities that I aspire to develop?

Continued growth. Continued learning. Strength both physical and emotional. Acceptance and tolerance for others. Love and unselfishness. These are some of the qualities that I aspire to develop, the most important being continued growth. My thirst for knowledge, to live a life full of…

Question #8: What would I do if I wasn’t scared?

There are so many things I would do that I don’t even know where to start. Travel. Not just the US or Europe, but to places like Central America, Eastern Europe and Mexico. The places that people say are too risky to visit. Take…