Decisions, Decisions, Decisions….

The decisions we make today, create the decisions we get to make tomorrow

Balance. Enjoying today and planning for tomorrow.

Hello class and welcome back to Fire Univesity. Today I want to talk about something that is very personal to me and Mrs. FU. Recently my family received some bad news in the form of a health diagnosis. In light of dealing with the eventual death of someone we love and being forced to acknowledgeContinue reading “Balance. Enjoying today and planning for tomorrow.”

Personal Vision and Mission Statements and why you need them.

Hello Class. Welcome back to FIRE University, in today’s class we will be discussing the importance of creating personal vision and mission statements. Most of us are probably familiar with mission statements from seeing or hearing them at companies you’ve  worked for. So to start lets define what they are. A vision statement is whatContinue reading “Personal Vision and Mission Statements and why you need them.”

How missing my goal helped me find my purpose.

Hello class. Welcome back to FIRE University, In today’s class I want to talk about the importance of setting financial goals. They say that the measure of a good goal it should be realistic, achievable, tied to a time frame, and motivating. For many of us, especially those of us in the FIRE community ourContinue reading “How missing my goal helped me find my purpose.”

Mr. FU vs Mrs. FU – Reacting to a bear market

Yesterday in a class discussion the topic of preparing for a bear market came up and it was interesting to see that my wife and I have different views and plans to handle a drop in the market. What is a bear market? A bear market is a drop of 20% or more in theContinue reading “Mr. FU vs Mrs. FU – Reacting to a bear market”

FI – RE, you can’t have one without the other.

Hello class and welcome back to FIRE University. In today’s class we will be discussing the importance of attaining Financial Independence. The “FIRE” (Financial Independence – Retire Early) lifestyle has been receiving a whole lot of outside press lately, while this is obviously a good thing as it has the power to greatly improve theContinue reading “FI – RE, you can’t have one without the other.”

F.I.R.E 101

This post is designed to give students the basic knowledge to get started on their path to Financial Independence, we will tackle the money, the math, the plan, and most importantly the REASON. To start with we need to define Financial Independence, Financial Independence is when you no longer need to trade time or energyContinue reading “F.I.R.E 101”