Hi all. I lurked a lot last winter and am finally getting around to introducing myself. So grateful to sol, arebelspy, exflyboy, financial.velociraptor, dude, Gray matter, Deborah, James, dr. Doom, rootofgood, Eric, Chippewa, limeandpepper, malaysia41, NinetyFour and so many more whose contributions to the forum last year gave me food for thought. Thank you for your courage and sharing!
I'm 44, no debt, married, no kids, and have been saving aggressively since my first job out of college. Based on MMM learnings, now know I could RE with $850K net worth (all of it in the market, which makes that number somewhat pretend to me), not including value of house or DW's net worth (she earns more than I do). Though I am not yet ready to pull the plug on work, but that's for another post!
MMM and this forum caused me to pay off our mortgage last year, which feels great, and to up our charitable giving. I think our spending is face punch-worthy in these parts, but this is the year to fully get a handle on how much so. I also know my vehicle habits are not mustachian, but I HATE being cold and as a resident of the Northeast, I realistically know I will never make the choice to cycle to work October - April (I'm a weenie). At least I live only a few miles from work, so don't throw away a lot of money on gas, and have a vehicle that's 14 years old.
That's all for me for now. I look forward to 'meeting' some of you.