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(A mothering board I'm on has a thread like this - things you'd like to put as a status update on Facebook, but that really wouldn't go over too well for whatever reason.)

Ya, I get that. I'm the same way. As jubilant as I was over my FIRE progress in 2013, I don't share that information with most friends and family. There are multiple reasons why I don't want them to know. Some are leeches. Some are busy-bodies. Some are in debt up to their eyeballs and envious. They would just tear me and my wife down because of our success. I don't need that.

I prefer to talk about it with FIRE buddies who have similar financial values and goals.

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