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Subject:  Re: What keeps you going? Date:  8/8/2003  9:08 PM
Author:  Mark0Young Number:  245 of 5088

what keeps you going on the way toward FIRE?

1. I work for a community college in IT and, even though I like my job, I don't like the stress that budget problems every few years cause. So one of my goals is to become FI, or at least FI enough that I could last from whenever until I can collect full pension benefits.

2. I have a next door neighbor who is in pretty poor financial shape, relying on her children gifting her money every month to meet her financial obligations. I don't want my late retirement to be spent in poverty--I have no children, let alone children who are financially well off enough to provide h