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zsimpson:
Are there any goals that go along with FIRE that you folks have? Hubby is retired, and I am basically retired, and my goal for the next couple years is to get a beach house.


I'm not positive if this is what you are asking but many of my (non-financial) goals are directly related to the availability of money and my FIRE date.

For example, I have numerous fitness and recreational goals that I set each year for myself. I balance those with the availability of spendable cash. I would love to snow ski 10 times a year but since I live in Texas, 10 ski trips a year would bite into FIRE contributions.
So I have set other fitness/rec goals that are more doable such as I have in 2004: learn to rollerblade; buy a used kayak and start exploring lake Ray Roberts (near our home); increase cardio workouts to lower my body fat ratio from 9% to 6% ect...

Since I caught the FIRE bug about 4 years ago, just about every goal I set for myself is in someway related to FIRE. I do what I can with the spendable money that I have set aside, but don't dip into FIRE funds.

I also have numerous goals that I would like to accomplish but know that the time involvement is not realistic while I'm working 50 hours a week and raising 3 kids. I have set aside some of them for accomplishment as the kids leave and some more after FIRE.

decath
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