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Old 05-11-2013, 06:07 AM   #1
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Hey all! Noob here.

Hi all,

Newbie here. Just came across this great group of forums! Super!

By way of introduction, we're 50 and 53. Started the 5-year FIRE timer in January this year. WOOHOOO!!!

We've been LBYM (less than 50% of our combined salaries) since since starting work ~25 years ago.
Our only child is out this year and off to a stable work environment. So for the next 5 years 60-70% of our income is going into the retirement fund.
We plan to adjust our lifestyle/budget to whatever the sum total is in 5 years (we're good with worst-case drops for that).

Thank you for a great, informative community!!!

Ray
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Welcome. It looks like you are well on your way.
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Welcome aboard, FIREmenow. You've found a like-minded community here.

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Ray, welcome and here's to good fortune and good health to you and your DW.
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