I feel very blessed to have found this forum and and am really glad to join. Rapidly approaching RE and would like to share and learn here.
I'm 57 (egads) and DW is 56. Both ending our careers hopefully sooner than later, I anticiapte RE in no more than 2 yrs. We are completely debt free, own our home and have certainly practiced a LBYM lifestyle to get there. We have approx $1.3mil in pretax 401ks and IRAs, and abt 100K in MM, various stocks, bonds and so forth. Of course, no kids along the way has helped that, we grew up as part of the 'Me" generation I'm afraid.
I am working my way through Gumby's recommended 12 step program
and exercising as many of the planning simulators as I understand each. For us, a 30yr retirement picture looks very promising. I'm still trying to get my mind around post-retirement taxes and the ACA (that really scares me).
I really appreciate how much experience and advice everyone here shares without reservation. I can honestly say after driving through discussion after discussion my appreciation as to what really is possible as to acheiving FIRE has matured immensely.
I haven't tried recycling dryer sheets yet, although it's usually so dry out here we hang our clothes outdoors. Maybe this winter