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DCongrats and good work Karen!

Sounds like you are well on your way to FIRE. As you said, many things can happen to speed or slow your journey, but methinks you are on your way.

I am 49 (not for much longer) and hope to retire 52-53. I have a good job that I like, so I'm contemplating what life after FIRE should be for me. Maybe some writing, travel, who knows?

DW and I have about 750k in the FIRE fund, not counting home equity (though I see that as an asset that can be sold in later years to pay rent...). About half of the 750k is in rental real estate which currently throws off about 50k annually, which we add to the FIRE Fund.

It's so good to hear stories such as yours... and discouraging to try to convince non-savers of the peace of mind some long term savings can provide.

Stay the course and be well!


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