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I guess my only thought is that by saving 50% of your income toward FIRE is that I suggest that you don't forget to live a little along the way. We must not only weigh the cost to FIRE, but also weight the cost of forgoing current consumption against against the risk that we could get hit by a bus tomorrow (albeit however small that risk may be).

Take care, and good luck in your your progress toward FIRE...


I am a single renter with no kids, so expenses are low and I enjoy a comfortable lifestyle - there's nothing I really want that I am denying myself. I get an inordinate amount of pleasure from watching my savings rise, on the other hand...

I never know what to do with the idea of weighing the risk I could be dead tomorrow. If I was going to die tomorrow, my only regret would be that I spent my last day on this earth working for pay; there's no use of my money on my last day alive that could compensate for that. The reason I save money now is so that I won't have to be a wage slave one day; it's got very little to do with enjoying luxuries later. Therefore, the chance that I could die early is only more motivation to save my money now (and hence to increase the chances that I'll be free of wage slavery before my death). It doesn't motivate me to spend differently at all. (does that make sense?)

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