Short time lurker here. I’m 54, the DW is five years behind (I keep waiting for her to catch up, but…). Made good money in my 20s but blew it all
. Wasn’t as wise as you 20 somethings who are on this forum (more power to ya). So I started from dead broke at 34 with five kids and one paycheck… finally got a job after months of being unemployed. DW had the harder job of raising the kids. We’ve now put 4 kids through college with no student loans. They’re on their own now
. The last one’s a senior who will graduate the Fall of 2013.
So now, this young man’s thoughts gently turn to... FIREing
. Planning to FIRE two years from now (late 2014). Flexible about timelines based on market conditions between now and then.
I’ve posted questions about finances in the FIRE and Money forum. Here it is
Need all the sage advice I can get. Thanks y'all