Thanks for your concern Suze, but the FIRE movement is fine

Thanks for your concern Suze, but the FIRE movement is fine

Seven years have passed since Pete Adeney alias Mr. Money Mustache started his blog and Mustachianism was born. He was not the one who started the FIRE movement itself but definitely brought the idea to more people than anyone before. The roots of the concept of FIRE are older than many of us imagine. It is not a new invention, but only the recent years brought higher popularity and broader media coverage. Like all other great movements, it also had…

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Staring into the FIRE

Staring into the FIRE

Back in the time I already wrote about my thoughts on the fear of getting bored in retirement. I did not change my views but as keep seeing posts popping up about the topic I had a think what I would do after reaching FIRE. Of course besides the travel the world and spend most of my time with family general ideas. So here is it, check out my non-complete list of ideas for having fun in retirement. Art Anyone…

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Can your ideal FIREplace be in Europe?

Can your ideal FIREplace be in Europe?

First of all, by FIREplace I meant the place where you retire to. I bet your instinctive answer to this question would be a huge YES. Also, probably you are already envisioning yourself enjoying the sun on a sandy beach in Spain, France or Italy. Or maybe you prefer indulging into the great fun what a capital city like London could offer? Or even would you just spend your time wandering around in the Alps in Switzerland or Germany? Riding a…

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Coders of Finance – Ms ZiYou

Coders of Finance – Ms ZiYou

Welcome back geeky FIRE seekers. At the end of an earlier episode, I promised you that in two weeks I will present you the first interview with a female coder-blogger. That mission failed back then but I am happy that finally, I am able to fulfill my promise. Today I brought you a fellow European, a very talented young feminist whose writings brought me multiple epiphanies so far despite I only follow her blog for a couple of weeks. Our communication started with…

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Coders Of Finance – WhatLifeCouldBe

Coders Of Finance – WhatLifeCouldBe

Welcome back geeky FIRE seekers. Today I brought you the story of my newest (ex)coder-blogger friend all the way from the heart of Europe. Shame on me, I only found out about the existence of their great blog, WhatLifeCouldBe.eu  a couple of weeks ago but digging through it is in progress. It turned out that they are very close to us both in terms of family situations and geographical distance. Enjoy! Introduction Tell us about yourself! Heya. I’m Rob. We’re a…

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Coders of Finance – Think Save Retire

Coders of Finance – Think Save Retire

Welcome back geeky FIRE seekers. It’s not that I will publish the new episodes of the Coders of Finance series one day later, just this holiday mixed week was packed with AFK adventures and I was barely able to sit next to the monitor. As the weather becomes better and better the great outdoors is calling me and who am I to resist this calling 🙂 As I promised in the last episode this time my interviewee will be a real blogging…

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Coders of Finance – Abandoned Cubicle

Coders of Finance – Abandoned Cubicle

Welcome back geeky FIRE seekers. It seems that we cannot leave the Twin Cities without having our other local fellow blogger featured in this series. He is Cubert who blogs over at AbandonedCubicle.com. As you will see (or as you know) he does not have a coder job but he works in IT, still had his share of coding back in the days. Featuring not only coders but anyone who works in IT was part of my initial plans, just…

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Coders of Finance – Budget On a Stick

Coders of Finance – Budget On a Stick

Welcome back geeky FIRE seekers. This week I brought you geeky insights about another one of our fellow coder-bloggers, all the way from the Twin Cities. He goes with the alias Mr. BoaS and blogs over at www.budgetonastick.com. I love to read his insightful posts on… well, pretty much everything. He is more of a “man of numbers” than me, but we share a lot of interests besides coding. He also likes cooking, getting lost in his own mind and tinkering…

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Funny Friday – Kids Edition

Funny Friday – Kids Edition

<offtopic>This is not connecting to this Funny Friday episode, so you can skip it if you want. Earlier this week I wrote about my relationship with Halloween and that finally, I accepted it. Then it passed by without a single sign. This year I have seen no decorations, except in a supermarket. No kids in costumes wandering the streets and no one rang our bell for trick-or-treating. I was surprised and still don’t know why. Maybe never will.</offtopic> This week…

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The only thing I don’t get about reaching FIRE

The only thing I don’t get about reaching FIRE

While scanning through a lot of personal finance blogs and implementing the relevant changes in our life it seems there is a recurring topic which is discussed all over and over again, but I cannot really understand how can this even be a concern. This topic is the fear about filling all the free time you will have when you reach FIRE. Maybe it is only me, but I see a myriad of opportunities to chase if I ever reach…

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