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Author: workwayless Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 5069  
Subject: Re: Poll: What age Date: 12/9/2003 12:59 PM
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I guess it all depends on what age you become aware of FIRE and then when you can position yourself to become FI. I was 36 when I first became aware of FIRE however it took another year or so before I was able to start doing heavy-duty saving. I FIREd at age 47.

When it comes to FIRE, I think it is helpful to set a realistic goal--however just know that things may not go exactly to plan. Like Crazyinlovefool, I too elected to MOOTFL for a while. And like most people my portfolio took a hit during the recent stock market downturn. The net effect was I FIREd two years later than I had planned and with a smaller portfolio.
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