Vicki Robin

  • Involuntary FIRE. as in fired! from a job or from health. so much of this is about attitude and generating options no matter what. Great idea to ask for stories about this topic

  • And what’s in the way of doing that? Many FIers decide to separate their bank accounts and pay into a common pot for common expenses. That marriage equals shared finances is more assumption to crack open!

  • Thank you for this. I was strong because she was so brutal in her misinformed lash out. Yes, her information is basic financial soundness. I like her advice. I’m glad many have benefitted. She may preach enoughness, but her flaunting her lavish lifestyle and tens of millions in the bank does nothing for people’s sense of enoughness which often…[Read more]

  • i love this! and identify. I think it’s a quality of soul that allows us to shed skins multiple times and feel more expanded and “ourselves” with each shedding.

  • thanks for the appreciation and may your son be part of yet one more generation that “gets it” about money, stuff and meaning.

  • Thanks for this feedback. I doubt Suze will see my post, and even further doubt that she’d be moved by it – but you never know.

  • I love that idea of minimizing regret and maximizing satisfaction, joy and creativity. I call “health” insurance nest egg insurance. I’m glad to have access to the western medicine system when i need it without draining my nest egg.

  • hi Chad,
    it’s good to hear that my reflections on post FI challenges make sense to you. About the phases of life and the “crisis of identity.” I think FIRE is too new a “movement” to have considered these ontological questions that arise post FI. I’m gratified that so many are willing to enter into this more ambiguous territory.

  • thanks. will correct! it looked wrong but i just kept going

  • Suze Orman did a smack down of the FIRE movement on Paula Pant’s podcast. She said she “hates it hates it hates it.” Interesting since her publicist asked Paula for the interview, and well as asking this of other […]

    • thanks. will correct! it looked wrong but i just kept going

    • hi Chad,
      it’s good to hear that my reflections on post FI challenges make sense to you. About the phases of life and the “crisis of identity.” I think FIRE is too new a “movement” to have considered these ontological questions that arise post FI. I’m gratified that so many are willing to enter into this more ambiguous territory.

    • I love that idea of minimizing regret and maximizing satisfaction, joy and creativity. I call “health” insurance nest egg insurance. I’m glad to have access to the western medicine system when i need it without draining my nest egg.

    • Thanks for this feedback. I doubt Suze will see my post, and even further doubt that she’d be moved by it – but you never know.

    • thanks for the appreciation and may your son be part of yet one more generation that “gets it” about money, stuff and meaning.

    • i love this! and identify. I think it’s a quality of soul that allows us to shed skins multiple times and feel more expanded and “ourselves” with each shedding.

    • Thank you for this. I was strong because she was so brutal in her misinformed lash out. Yes, her information is basic financial soundness. I like her advice. I’m glad many have benefitted. She may preach enoughness, but her flaunting her lavish lifestyle and tens of millions in the bank does nothing for people’s sense of enoughness which often comes from comparison to what others have. Just my view.

    • Involuntary FIRE. as in fired! from a job or from health. so much of this is about attitude and generating options no matter what. Great idea to ask for stories about this topic

  • Thanks. I would be interested in what you see as the difference with my thoughts and the rest of the FIRE bloggers/podcasters. I see the difference but am very curious how it seems to you.

  • Yes yes yes. It’s the RE part of the message that is both the sexy attractor and the hook for detractors. Financial Independence is a multi-faceted jewel, encompassing paid work, creative work, soul-work, social change work, community work. it allows for such a mandala of possibilities beyond financial entrapment/dependence on a job. Good for you…[Read more]

  • Just to be clear… I’m not retired. I don’t intend to retire. I don’t want to stop working. I want to work for things I care about, on things that interest me, until I die. Like Thoreau, “…I wish to live […]

    • I did retire from a job that had it’s meaning, public service, painfully pulled from my “being” by a system that cared more about budget execution and “performance” measures than the agency’s stated mission. I now am quite happy, and incredibly busy doing “nothing”. I don’t need a job. I feel as if I am working. Job and Work have become synonyms for some reason. I am, as Jeff Yeager of “How to Retire the Cheapskate Way” puts it, “selfishly employed” being a general contractor for our home renovations, landscaper for our acreage, personal shopper for our household, and short order cook to my spouse (who is working at a job she loves).

    • Yes yes yes. It’s the RE part of the message that is both the sexy attractor and the hook for detractors. Financial Independence is a multi-faceted jewel, encompassing paid work, creative work, soul-work, social change work, community work. it allows for such a mandala of possibilities beyond financial entrapment/dependence on a job. Good for you for exposing and writing about FI.

    • Thanks. I would be interested in what you see as the difference with my thoughts and the rest of the FIRE bloggers/podcasters. I see the difference but am very curious how it seems to you.

    • And what’s in the way of doing that? Many FIers decide to separate their bank accounts and pay into a common pot for common expenses. That marriage equals shared finances is more assumption to crack open!

  • Laura Oldanie, a member of the Your Money or Your Life community, wants to marry FI and the 3Ps (people planet profit as the bottom line for a sustainability business) into a 3PFI lifestyle. In this article […]

  • This story happened over a decade ago, but it’s lessons transformed my life and redirected how I spend my most precious resource: my time. I was playing a simulation game with a dozen other people and here’s what […]

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  • Your Identity Closet: What shall you wear now that you are free?

    In high school all three sororities asked me to join – three different flavors of girls to giggle and gossip with. I must have joined one b […]

  • Now that Your Money or Your Life 2018 has been launched, now that there are nearly 60K books in stores and warehouses, now that this platform is humming and the Facebook community is growing and I’ve mingled with […]

    • Your 1992 book, rediscovered this month, has hit my heart, my mind, and my soul as I resonate with your principles as I work to present to my clients an example of how to empower Excellence in their lives and especially with their Money relationship. The principles embody purpose, living in the moment, finding your passion, finding happiness in simplicity and learning to be personally sustainable so that families, communities, and the environment can benefit in becoming sustainable. My core values embodied.

  • great idea. a big piece of work to find them. there are easily a thousand personal finance bloggers – check out rockstar finance

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