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Controling the budget has a much bigger impact on FIRE than earning more money.

They are probably both important; however, I have decided to start tracking expenses again. Quicken helped me crunch towards $0 net worth from 95 thru 2000. Then my reward was to just stop tracking everything. $X goes into savings and we spend the rest... Just using spreadsheets to track investments and net worth.

Now that I am more curious about what $$$ we will need to survive in FI I am going to start tracking again. I ordered Quicken 2006 off ebay for $21, should receive it soon. I hope it's easier than it was back in 2000, I think I was getting a bit too detailed.


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