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We'll, I'm 48 now so you can see how that worked out. I'm still working and far from 875k in FIRE assets. But what has also changed is watching my children grow up with one giving 2 grandsons by now. I don't really want to live a frugal subsistence lifestyle. DW and I want to be engaged with the family and that cost $. I want to be the "pa pa" that takes his grandkids to Disney World for a week, as well as many other things. How cool would it be go parachute jumping with your grandkids as an example.

You and I started about the same time on the FIRE board, with the same goals. I have since revised my goals to FI as well. If RE happens, then so much the better.

When I started on the FIRE board, a lot of people were saying how having kids would ruin the RE plans. I was confident I was different. Well, I wasn't.

Congratulations on being a grandpa. I'm one year younger than you and my oldest is 9. I can't imagine being a grandpa.

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