Moderator, Can you *please* consider adding a subforum category for people who are already FIRE. I posted this idea on the general forum and received several positive responses about doing this. People who are FIRE often have new unexpected issues arise, and it's hard to dig through all the regular comments to locate FIRE people. I compare it to going on a diet: Everyone is there to support you until you reach your goal, but then everyone assumes you don't need help anymore.
Here are just a few supportive comments I received:
• "I think it would be motivational to the waiting-to-FIRE population to see the already-FIREd community grow, rather than just see them disappear."
• "I have also struggled to fit in to the forum after I hit FI. There is so much tactical talk about 'what you did to save money', but not strategic talk like what are the pros and cons of RE (especially if you have young kids, your spouse works, etc.)."
•" I get no sympathy when trying to bring up challenges in FI. "
• "I find the FI has left me in a state without direction and a bit confused."
•" I know sometimes I feel like I should be on another forum since I'm already FIRE'd."
•"If the FIREd community isn't large enough to support its own sub-forum, maybe that community will presumably grow with time."
• "As I become more solidly FI and move towards RE, I find myself less interested in "tactics" level topics (make your own soap) and am mostly interested in "strategy" level posts (best place to retire, how to transition, etc.) "
• "If I was newly-FIREd, I'm pretty sure I'd start spending more time on that sub-forum. "
• "Having an FI category is certainly a better option than "oh, you're FIREd? Sorry you don't fit in so much here anymore, you might want to move over to early-retirement.org"
To read the whole string of comments see: http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/welcome-to-the-forum/is-there-a-group-on-this-forum-for-people-that-achieved-fi/new/?topicseen#new