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A new FIRE convert
« on: January 25, 2018, 10:50:52 AM »
My sister is taking this month off in between jobs and moving, and she just sent me this text message: "I could get used to this lifestyle". This is after meeting me for cheap happy hour sushi like at 4pm the other day after my chiropractic appointment and she was lamenting how people hardly have time to meet up with her for even a lunch before she moves out of town because they are so busy at work. She said she understands now why I was complaining about that earlier.

So I just told her to read the MMM blog, as I have done many times in the past and she hasn't, but I think this time she's really excited about it.

Yes! Another convert.


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Re: A new FIRE convert
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2018, 12:20:46 PM »
One of of us... Maybe soon (waves hi to daisy's sister). My sister is also a MMM member (waves hi to sis) and very mustashian (even more so then me and thinks I'm a spendy pants). She's FI but still working p/t for the medical benefits.   Glad to hear when others see the light.
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Re: A new FIRE convert
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2018, 05:46:56 AM »
It is nice to see that a person you care about is seeing what we think is the light.

Many others see their relatives struggle, often by their bad decisions. It's much better to have the same mindset and the same joy about making the smart decisions in life.


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Re: A new FIRE convert
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2018, 08:54:35 PM »
My sister lurks here, too.  We figured out a couple months ago that she only has to work until next Jan 2 to be able to tap into her retirement accounts penalty free (she'll turn 55 in 2019).  Things are kind of rocky at work for her right now with some high level management changes, so we're doing the countdown.   Really she'd be fine even if she left before that(she sold her house for a profit last year, and will be getting a nice amount from my mom's estate this year), but the extra cushion/flexibility of penalty free withdrawals gives her more peace of mind.  I can't wait for her to FIRE, though!  We used to travel together before I got married and I hope we can do that again soon.
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Re: A new FIRE convert
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2018, 10:04:34 PM »
She's not on the forums yet. Baby steps.


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Re: A new FIRE convert
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2018, 08:34:51 AM »
My sister (one year younger than me) - not on these boards - just maxed out her 401k savings - and she said I inspired her!  : 0 )


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Re: A new FIRE convert
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2018, 01:18:38 AM »
Funny enough, my aunt asked me yesterday if I was on track for FIRE. I talked about my sabbatical and she asked me how I would finance it and I told through savings. Out of the blue she asked about retirement and I joked that I have more than 30 years where she added that there were a lot of young people that were planning an early retirement with 250 000 euros in Finland. I added that I had counted that you needed at least 700 000 euros. If is interesting to see more and more fire talk in the national media here in Sweden. It makes people think more about what they want in life.