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Subject:  Re: Wish list Date:  2/12/2004  11:07 AM
Author:  SeattlePioneer Number:  354 of 1845

<<Giving up cable -- well, I'll give up cable just as soon as DirectTV is permitted to beam down ABC and NBC to the Santa Barbara area -- and high speed internet, waiting to replace sweat pants or a dishwasher. I thought the originating idea of this board was retiring well, not eking by with minimal expense. As I understand it, FIRE stands for financially independant, retired early, but FI seems to have gotten lost in these posts. As I've said in a prior post, the subset of homeless folks who rebel against working could be thought of as an extension of RE, and living on the street will really save you money.


Well --- I'll certainly grant you that retiring early and foolish spending patterns rarely go together.

Seattle Pioneer
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