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Spotlight on: My Early Retirement Journey

Remember the ‘old days’ when online chat rooms were still the thing and people would list and ask for stats upon entering a chat room? I thought that might be a quaint idea to utilize as I browsed and shared other FIRE blogs of interest. As this blog grows, there might be other blogs that might apply to your situation or season or just might be more interesting. I like sharing knowledge; it’s kind of what the Internet’s all about.

Some of the details are things FIRE bloggers have strong opinions on and use to differentiate their experience. Others are things that are fun or basic to know about other bloggers.

For illustrative purposes, let’s start with this blog!

Blog name: My Early Retirement Journey
Blog start date: Feb 2018

Location: USA
Current Age: almost 34
Age of FI/RE: projected age 44 (2028)

Debt:  $300k in student loans
Savings: $60k
Net worth: negative
Income/ Income streams: full-time job
Filing status: Single

Rent/own: rent
Kids: 0
Pets:  0
Car: yes, bought new in 2007
Cell phone: No, prn Simple Mobile prepaid at $27/mon 
Cable: No (seasonally; currently circling through free trials of streaming service)
Credit cards: No. Recently got out of credit card debt…for the second time. Don’t plan on going back.

Motivation:  I’m very grateful for full-time employment because when the world ended around 2009, it was the thing I wanted most. Now like a true human there are other things I’d rather be doing with my 30s and 40s then cubicling.  In short, I’m life is too beautiful for a full-time job!
Their Journey So far:  My Early Retirement Journey is in the beginning stages of The Journey. She is recently initiated into the FIRE movement but has a ways to go yet. She has set a 10 year savings goal of $600k in order to leave the workforce and retire early on a modest annual income of $30k.
Blog Notables:  She is the only single woman FIRE blogger for miles.
My takeaway:  This is a journey along which you are all invited!

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