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We freaking hit CoastFIRE!!!

June 8th, 2024 at 05:37 pm

For many years, I've only checked our retirement accounts and net worth once a month, because the volatility is too much to handle. But we were SO close to CoastFIRE at the end of May and I saw the markets had had a good week. So I decided to check our retirement account values and recalculate our CoastFIRE numbers.

Obvious disclaimers and grains of salt about taking one online calculator too seriously, and the possibility we've underestimated our spending in retirement, etc., etc., etc. .... but YOU GUYS!

When I started this blog almost 17 years ago, we had very little set aside for retirement and massive, crushing debt due to a combination of bad luck and circumstances and stupidity and poor money management skills. Retirement was barely a consideration for me; I was just sick of always feeling on the brink of disaster and wanted us to stop hemorrhaging money. So to get to this moment, especially after the rollercoaster of layoffs and such that we've gone through since COVID started, even if this snapshot of our retirement is not the be all, end all solution to everything, is just ... OMG. I can't even describe how I feel right now.

14 Responses to “We freaking hit CoastFIRE!!!”

  1. CreditRules Says:
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    Congrats!

  2. MonkeyMama Says:
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    Congrats!! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽˆ๐Ÿฅณ

  3. Carol B. Says:
    1717892020

    How wonderful! You've come such a long way!

  4. terri77 Says:
    1717943710

    Congratulations! That's such an exciting achievement.

  5. Turtle Lover Says:
    1717949356

    That is awesome! Congrats to you for all your hard work!

  6. VS_ozgirl Says:
    1718004000

    Congratulations on hitting your milestone!!! Great work.

  7. Petunia100 Says:
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    That's fabulous, Ceejay. Congrats to you and your family! Smile

  8. LivingAlmostLarge Says:
    1718072613

    Yay what calculator did you use? Congrats and thats' a huge change!

  9. ceejay74 Says:
    1718086155

    Thanks everybody for celebrating with me! LAL, I use https://walletburst.com/tools/coast-fire-calc/

  10. FrugalTexan75 Says:
    1718240173

    Thatโ€™s incredible! Way to go!

  11. rob62521 Says:
    1718312967

    Isn't that absolutely awesome! You did a fabulous job!

  12. Dido Says:
    1718709810

    Congratulations!

  13. bluesfemme Says:
    1718726825

    Great news for you and your family! I have you to thank for turning my focus to PF after reading your complete blog in Dec 2012 :-)

  14. Firstofmanysteps Says:
    1718817809

    That's awesome. Congrats!

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