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Below 45 - oh how nice it would be
45-50
51-55
56-60
61 and higher

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43-45. I'm 38 right now, and I am now at the halfway mark for net worth for my FIRE figure. I only really started saving at 32.

- Gus
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45-50, but it depends on how soon I get a job that actually pays. I'm in graduate school right now so until I graduate my biggest goals are to stay out of debt and max out my Roth each year. Once I get my PhD I'll shovel as much as I can into retirement investments.

I'll be 22 in 3 weeks.

-jennynoel (avoiding "the real world" on both ends)
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From being broke in 1979 I went to being financially independent and quitting regular employment in twenty years at age 49. I am single and no children. That was on an office clerical or blue collar income.



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My original goal was FIRE in my forties. Now at 39 I have a 7mo and I would like for her to have a few siblings, so I've opted for MOOTFL for now and FIRE at 55. While taking a year off for maternity leave has slowed my march towards FIRE, it was all my previous efforts that made taking the year off possible in the first place. My daughter and this time with her now is definitely worth the additional time til FIRE.

Crazyinlovefool
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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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So my question is what is your realistic goal for reaching FIRE?

I have no idea! I'm still trying to get outta debt first and that all depends on how well I do in tips...
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