Author Topic: Biggest surprise/best advice Post-FIRE  (Read 1152 times)


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Biggest surprise/best advice Post-FIRE
« on: January 28, 2018, 10:29:06 AM »
(Sorry if there is a thread like this already.  I didn't see one.)

It looks like I will be post-FIRE in June, and I have been trying to read up and make sure I know as much as possible before then.

My question(s) for those of you who are Post-FIRE:  what has been the biggest surprise since you did it?  What were you not really prepared for?  What is your best advice for those of us who are within months of being post-FIRE?

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Re: Biggest surprise/best advice Post-FIRE
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2018, 11:08:13 AM »
Even though our work related costs went down our fun and travel costs went way up because we now had the time and energy to do things.  Obviously we look for deals on things that we like to do.

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Re: Biggest surprise/best advice Post-FIRE
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2018, 07:59:00 PM »
Eight months in, I can't think of any surprise to report.  I made a plan, triple checked the numbers, pulled the plug, then everything pretty much fell in line with what I was expecting.  Here is a checklist that should help you during your last few months: .  Seriously, it can really be that easy.