Why FIRE is no mental health panacea

It’s widely appreciated that financial woes negatively impact the mind, not just the bank balance. “It is difficult to disentangle the inter-relationship between debt and mental health, but the links are clear” (Mind) Causality may be murky, but the association is not. Financial turmoil is stressful, detrimental to one’s mental health and indeed even fatal.Continue reading “Why FIRE is no mental health panacea”


Our lives are too short to be able to learn everything through our own experiences. A degree of how we behave comes from lessons learned through the experiences of others. Assimilating these lessons into our own schema is a process; listening, reading, empathising, weighing, reflecting, adopting or rejecting. Second-hand experiential learning is an invaluable skill.Continue reading “Learning”