"I love teaching and changing people's lives, it just doesn't pay enough, which means I work more and don't spend time with the kids, and don't have time to workout... I like the idea of having the freedom to make my own schedule and not have to be stressed to find time to do a simple thing like do the laundry".
...That $160 of FREE money REALLY becomes $1,907 of FREE money
It is most likely the ONLY reason you will either retire early, or be doomed to a life of working forever, never really feeling like you are getting ahead.
The statement that bothers us the most is people questioning whether early retirement is a real possibility and HOW they could POSSIBLY come up with enough money to pull it off.
the most important factor is that their expenses stayed the same. Arguably this is the more important factor since what do most people do when they make more money? You got it, they SPEND more money!
Our “Net Worth” as far as we are concerned is $101,484.99!! We believe that it is very important to take note of milestones and be proud of them.
Kristen and I have an income that we are happy with right now. It is 1/3 of the reason we are confident we will retire by the age of 40, AND be millionaires at some point in our lives.