Thank-you !!! so much information here !!!
i found this forum about 3 months ago, and have been browsing some of the threads here. and i must say... there's so much help here.. from the simple living network, to a book called 'the adventurers guide to early retirement.', to the FIRE calculators.
i'm 49 and my wife is 47, and i have been thinking seriously about ER. we have about 500K saved, and our house is paid for. our two boys are 1 and 3 years away from university. my wife is supportive, and says she will continue to work part time (she's been working 15-20 hrs a week since the boys were born.) I plan on working 3 days a week next year, then calling it quits within the year. i want to spend more time watching the boys grow up instead of sitting in my car 3 hours a day.
we plan on living the simple lifestyle, but still visit the orient (we have relatives in SE Asia). so i hope we've saved enough with a simple lifestyle. there's so much i want to do when i ER !!!!
everyone is so supportive here, sharing their stories, and giving advice... i just want to say thanks !!