I also ask because at 31 you are right in the realm of when a lot of people are getting married and having kids.
Your FIRE plans can change very drastically from when you are single to when you have a family.
You can be non-specific if numbers bother you.
But I am wondering if you know what your savings rate is NOW vs what it would be without the R.
Honestly retiring early, unless you are a very frugal, but very high earner... ends up requiring a very large savings percentage rate in a lot of cases.
If you actually dig into it, a large fraction of the FIRE crowd did it the old fashioned way and don't start out admitting it. Parents died and they inherited a big pile of money in their 40s.
I don't think I have noticed this same phenomenon.
No, but you've seen the other FIRE population. And they don't exactly "retire" in the usual sense. They work as "consultants." Not that they offer anything of real importance, they just happen to have worked for a small software company during the late 80s and 90s for a few years and took lower salary in exchange for these things called "stock options." Or they start up VC companies, or start their own labor of love.
The Seattle area has an amazing amount of millionaires that are practically invisible to most people.
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