Originally Posted by RobbieB
Nah, I don't worry about the dollar losing value.
Ditto. I really don't need that much and that will only continue as I grow older, have more of what I already need purchased or no longer need to purchase to remain happy.
Actually, to be happy, all I need is my paid for home, some groceries and enough to keep it heated and cooled. I'd easily get by on 50% of my current expenses, cutting down on gifting and charities alone. Another 10% or more to thrift shop for those items I require instead of spot buying at what ever market prices are at the moment. Quit buying new cars every 4 years, etc.
I'm pretty sure most who are FIRED have a lot of headroom in their budgets as well as I do. Rare and probably foolish, is the person who FIRE'd and didn't plan for a 50% haircut as at least a possibility before telling their boss to take this job and shove it. Ha!