I think my obsession with early retirement must have started at an early age when I couldn’t wait for Summer break. I can’t believe that May is already over and it was my children’s last day of school yesterday (and the last day of work for my teacher wife!) So now my whole house (minus me) will be able to sleep in, relax all day, play in the sun, and repeat each day for the next three months.
I remember how much I used to look forward to those days as a kid. It really didn’t matter much what you had planned. You just knew that you weren’t really required to do a whole lot of anything. But what’s interesting is that within that giant lack of responsibility I took a lot of pride in finding projects to occupy my time. Especially starting in my teenage years, that meant a lot of playing my guitar and taking on a lot of part-time work.
As an adult, I of course haven’t had the summer off in years. And boy do I miss it. From time to time my wife and I will watch those house-hunter type shows where a retired couple will go looking for property on a tropical beach somewhere. We look on in envy and dream about how our lives will become a permanent summer vacation someday. Only time will tell if our money design and planning will pay off.
Like I mentioned last week, I really didn’t have a lot of posts planned this week. To my regular readers, I apologize. I actually have two full weeks worth back in the hopper and ready to go. See – taking a break really is nice!
Blogs You Should Check Out:
In case you missed them, here are a few great stories you should check out this weekend:
- Financially Integrated – My Dividend Income Journey
- Club Thrifty – Freelancing is Making Me Fat
- Frugal Rules – Retirement Planning and Saving For College: Can They Co-exist?
- Eyes on the Dollar – Employee Horror Stories
- Mom and Dad Money – Teaching My Son Basic Money Skills
- Modest Money - E*Trade Review – Detailed Breakdown of ETRADE
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