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BB writes,

One of our adult children is also a remote worker, so find these millennial stories interesting on the salaries they are pulling in and the flexibility of being able to live where they choose (or being nomadic in a van).

Thanks for sharing the link to the story. If he keeps it up, the kid might FIRE at an even younger age than you did, intercst.


Absolutely! I really didn't scrimp on my lifestyle during my working years. I went out to bars and restaurants almost every night and lived in up-scale, garden style apartment complexes with palm trees, pools and tennis courts. It's just that you could do all that in Houston for a fraction of what Exxon was paying me. When I moved out to California for 3 years after the oil industry catered in 1985-1986, my savings rate dropped from 30-35% of gross down to 15%-20%. It cost twice as much to live that same lifestyle in San Diego/La Jolla/Del Mar.

I still maintain that the smartest guy in Silicon Valley is that Google engineer living in the box truck outside of headquarters.

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