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Subject:  Re: When did you realize and where are you now? Date:  8/6/2003  4:43 PM
Author:  SloanT Number:  62 of 5088

So when did the rest of you realize you wanted to be FIRE? What steps have you taken, and where are you now?

Hmmm…. When did I realize I wanted to FIRE??? That's a tough one, I don't know if I can specify the exact moment. I will say that it was after I discovered the REHP, which was after I discovered TMF, which was after I had some $ to invest in college. I got the $ because I totaled the car I was given as a high school graduation present. Best car wreck I ever had, it literally changed my life…

After the wreck I paid of my CC debt, blew some of the money on a TV and other toys, bought a LBMM car, and put the balance with Vanguard. Since then I have saved a significant percentage of every paycheck. I graduated a year and a half after my legendary car wreck and when I got my job in Houston I kept saving from every check.

In January