Hi, I've been lurking on this board for years. Every so often I see a topic that I'd like to chime in on, but I haven't introduced myself yet, so let's get it out of the way!
I'm a 34 year old male living in NYC, net worth around $850K, and comfortable with my finances and investments. My FIRE goal range is about 1.2-1.5 million... admittedly on the low end for this forum, but I feel filthy rich whenever I visit the Midwest so with ObamaCare it could happen
For the moment my job is tolerable, and I'm not hellbent on retiring by a specific date, so I feel like I'm in a good place.
I haven't mentioned my domestic partner yet - we've been together almost a decade, and we keep our finances separate. I will likely hit FI some 15 years before him. It's a long story... when we met, his income and assets were higher, but he took some career risks to find a job he liked better and got hit badly by the 2008 recession. On the bright side, early retirement was never a goal for him, and he enjoys his job now, so it's working out for us.
Anyway, I love reading these forums. There's so much media brainwashing people to work these days, but this is about the only place I know where you can post about quitting your job and you'll be applauded for it! I look forward to interacting more with the wise people here.