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Due to some room mate shifting I am going to shift from paying 900 a month to about 1300. Only other option was getting a single for 1400, I live in a low cost of living city so didn’t think getting a studio would be worth it consider I work from home. Total compensation will be just other 90k this year. Any tips for making sure I stay on the FIRE PATH? Concerned that I’m now forking over an extra 5k after tax in rent and realizing that losing potential room mates has huge financial implication

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Are you planning on staying in the city you live? Could you buy an apartment that eventually you could rent out? That being said, $1300 is not horrible. Leverage your pretax accounts as much as you can.

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Are you headed toward being able to buy?

Don’t think it’s a huge deal, still reasonable rent for your income. If you want to save $ you can always get a roommate at your next place.

I'm in a similar situation! If it's affecting your invested amount per month maybe you can pick up a side hustle! If not I would just budget more carefully and not worry about it too much!

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