Flood #microfiction

This post is an example of microfiction. It can give you some inspiration for your own tiny stories once I launch the Finance Your Fire #microfiction writing challenge on my blog. At the time of writing this post I haven't launched the challenge just yet, but stay tuned. If I deem there is sufficient interest I'll … Continue reading Flood #microfiction

Life after FIRE: Practice Makes Perfect

It's Easter. And because I had a some personal time off (PTO) days to burn, I decided to unplug and recharge for two full weeks. And that's not all. In May - after only three weeks back at the office - I will have another two weeks to relax. This is before my three week … Continue reading Life after FIRE: Practice Makes Perfect

Drunk Reflections In The Eye Of The (Financial) Storm

It's miserable outside. A full-blown storm rages. Howling winds and the sound of rain lashing against the windows. I turn back to my computer screen. It's not only chaos in a meteorological sense. The markets are also in turmoil. Trump, Brexit, trade wars, interest rates and the economic slowdown are taking its toll and have … Continue reading Drunk Reflections In The Eye Of The (Financial) Storm

Financial Independence: Flirting With The Wrong Girl?

I've been thinking. I do that sometimes. A little personal thought experiment. Loosely inspired by TheSavingNinja's thought experiments. What if I'd kill my financially independence and early retirement aspirations? Stop investing actively, stop trying to squeeze an ever higher savings rate out of my income? Throw the Excel files with all the numbers, projections and … Continue reading Financial Independence: Flirting With The Wrong Girl?