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Subject:  Re: Retire at 30 Date:  4/27/2013  5:06 PM
Author:  pauleckler Number:  72108 of 88807

Still, the concept of saving heavily allowing you the option to retire very young is a good one. The article mentions saving 50%. To me the optimum is live on one-third of gross, invest one-third, and use the other third for taxes and benefits.

Of course, many reject that as being impossible. I think its easiest for those like Julia Roberts who make $12MM per picture. But too often people fall into the trap of spending what they make--often for frivolous stuff.

Giving careful thought to what you need for happiness often reveals that much of what you spend is virtually wasted. "Stuff" is purchased, used briefly, and discarded. Saving more is not difficult for those who are serious about it.

And as I recall, one who did that successfully is the OP, Intercst.
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