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Subject:  Re: Only 27, but... Date:  12/13/2004  3:05 PM
Author:  cattleman22 Number:  205504 of 757465

{{We only live at about $2000 a month (this could probably be lower, but we're comfortable with it). $550 of that is debt (car and student loans). We also don't pay rent or a mortage because the private school I work for offered us a free house to live in}}


My wife and I live on about $1600-$1800 per month. By far our largest monthly expenditure is housing which is about 40% of that. Without a housing expense, we would spend around $1000 per month total for the both of us. If you are thinking about retiring early, you may be able to cut some expenses and aggressively pay down your debts and/or invest for retirement.



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