Due to stock market gains in the last month I was able to cut about a ½ year off my FIRE date. Additionally I’ve implemented my new option investing rules December will be the first months test as it’s usually a tricky month to trade anyway. I’d like to see a minimum of 3 consistent positive months (ideally 6) to call the new rules good. Even thou I only invest in these risky items with the “play” money I’m ok losing (and lose I did) when I updated my accounts this month I decided to plug the amount I’ve lost so far into my FIRE tracking sheet, Yikes! I see that my FI date would be 4.23 years instead of the 7.5 years. This means my play so far has cost me 3 more working years. Hmm, does this bother me enough to stop? No not for now but as I stated a few posts ago this latest set of rules was going to be my last attempt on making the option investing work.