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Learning, Sharing, and Teaching => Ask a Mustachian => Topic started by: SuperSecretName on February 19, 2018, 06:09:55 PM

Title: How do you keep the pressure up?
Post by: SuperSecretName on February 19, 2018, 06:09:55 PM
About me: 36, NW 850k, salary 125k. Savings rate ~50%. Hoping to FIRE around 40, which should be very doable.

Iím struggling with keeping the pressure on my spending. Iím letting things slip with the attitude that Iím more than OK and it doesnít really matter. Granted these are relatively small things, like lunch at fast casual places or other small indulgences. But I know it adds up.

Should I really just stop sweating the small things at this point?
Title: Re: How do you keep the pressure up?
Post by: retireatbirth on February 19, 2018, 06:13:04 PM
Yes.

What's your annual spending? I'd be FIRE if I had your stash and I'm about the same age.
Title: Re: How do you keep the pressure up?
Post by: pecunia on February 19, 2018, 06:22:48 PM
My daddy was never a rich man.  However, he gave me a bit of money advice that has served me well.  It was, "Buy What You Need."

It has kept me from buying some unnecessary stuff.
Title: Re: How do you keep the pressure up?
Post by: SuperSecretName on February 19, 2018, 07:02:31 PM
What's your annual spending? I'd be FIRE if I had your stash and I'm about the same age.
Around 36k, give or take. Iím a single dad with full custody of two kids in middle school. Annual expenses will go down once they head to college.