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Subject:  Re: FI might not mean wealthy Date:  4/5/2005  5:12 PM
Author:  nmckay Number:  3166 of 5069

It's a sad story. Outside of TMF boards I know maybe three couples that have their plan worked out. It amazes me. The day DW and I finalized our plan, life got a lot easier. Knowing what you need and where you are relieves a lot of stress. It's also a great feeling knowing you're starting to get over financially. Once you get the E-fund and the basics covered you start to really snowball the savings. We now work because we want to. We know we could cash in our chips at any time and that is what FI means to me.

And anyone can do it. DW and I are living in one of the most expensive cities in America and have managed to save plenty for retirement. You just have to make it a shared priority.

As Forrest Gump said when he sold his stock in that "fruit company": "That's one less thing to worry about".

nmckay
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