It's been more than a year since I posted about where we are in planning for retirement. I thought it would take another 3, 4, or 5 years. Not anymore. We have worked hard over the past 15 months, spending wisely and saving the difference to be able to retire earlier. In fact, we could… Continue reading So, when WILL we be able to retire??
(In case you were wondering, I stopped blogging for a while so the robo boomer haters would stop commenting. Life is stressful enough without reading such garbage. BUT, this is my happy place, where I can talk about all things money and I wanted to continue to document my journey to retirement, financially speaking. Besides.… Continue reading How I saved almost $45,000 in 6 months.
I was supposed to be off my blog for a month, not three. I must admit I didn't go cold turkey on social media. I did read some blogs, watch some videos and follow some friends on Instagram during that time. Although this blog remained silent, I've been busy moving forward with completing our… Continue reading An update.
In about 4.5 - 5 years' time, my husband and I plan to hang up the 9-5. We will be 60 and 62 respectively. Saying goodbye to a steady paycheck can be a bit scary, but having the freedom to do things on our own time, while we are still relatively young, is intoxicating. We… Continue reading Our 5 Year Journey to Retirement
As a reader so aptly pointed out, trying to have a No Spend Year when I'm clearly not ready to stop spending money is setting myself up for failure. On the surface, she was right. Setting unrealistic goals is never a good thing. It leads to guilt, self deprecation and the all around feeling of… Continue reading No Spend Year: Cancelled