You totally missed what I said - that $1M is not much if you are a young family of three. Reading comprehension is important.
Oh, totally a family of three. Just not married. And 'young' in that all three are under 30.
You're 23, and you have a SO and a kid, and your household is "retired" on less than $1M in the US? How is that sustainable?
Wait, wasn't that the whole premise of this blog? Pete did it. Granted, he now makes a shit ton off the blog and side gigs, but the initial premise was a family of 3, paid off house, with about $700k.
Now, personally, I think that's a bit light if you don't plan on making any other income due to my biases (I'm also concerned about the future of healthcare in the US), but the concept theoretically is sustainable.
Yeah... Wasn't sure i was in the right place for a moment.
And while it might be "light" by many people's standards, it's obviously far from impossible, as shown by the many people even just on this forum who have done it. I mean, there is plenty of information on this site on how to make such a life sustainable; i couldn't begin to do it justice in one post soupcxan.
And yeah, earning money after fire is so ridiculously easy that I have zero worries about my original fire amount being "light" . My stache continues to grow every year, despite me spending it faster and faster every year. I would caution against working too long long before arguing against firing too soon.