Hoping to learn from you all
I discovered this forum a few weeks ago and have been trying to read as many posts as I can.* I've already learned a lot so far, but know that I have much more to learn.
Briefly, my situation:* DH and I are 36/34.* We had our first child 8 months ago and I am now a stay-at-home mom.* I know that this does not bode well for FIRE, but my conviction to stay at home with my children (at least in the early years) outweighs my conviction to FIRE.*
It is only recently that DH and I have started to think about FIRE, and have only done so at a high level.* I was a fairly good saver when working, and we have 130K in 401(k)/Roth,* 75K in after-tax investments (mostly index funds, a few equities, and some MMF), and a rental property.* The plan is to pay off the rental property in 10 years, sell, and then pay off our home mortgage.* Also, this will coincide with DH's Military retirement.* He hopes to then find something he enjoys as a 2nd career, and I may go back to work at that point.
Anyway, as I mentioned before, we have not gotten down to the details and know that we must in order to FIRE.* I'm looking to learn a lot more from this forum.