Thanks and Giving After FIRE

Today’s Thanksgiving holiday got me thinking about the role of giving in the journey toward Financial Independence and Retiring Early (FIRE). When I searched the mountain of writing by FIRE bloggers, I found¬†surprisingly little¬†describing how people conceptualize and practice giving. I’m not sure why bloggers who are comfortable sharing all their financial data online don’t…

Rethinking Retirement

Whenever I meet new people, they ask the inevitable question: “so…. what do you do?” And every time I say “I’m retired” I get a blank stare followed by one of three responses: the negative prediction: “that won’t last long” the declarative judgment: “you’re too young to be check out!” or the unsolicited encouragement: “don’t…