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The key is adequate resources for your chosen lifestyle.

Many FIRE people live exceedingly frugally. Almost poverty level. They want to not-work more than they want to (for example) travel. So they live in a tiny room, don't go anywhere, don't eat out. You can FIRE that way, but I wouldn't want to.

And since I didn't buy DELL when it was cheap, I had to do it the old fashioned way. I'll only be a few years early at this point, but it's still early. At least I won't have to work into my 70s like 1poormom did. I'll be out next year (may wait for the ESPP in March...haven't decided).

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