LWWYM, is not about FIRE, for that there are plenty of blog sites, and they are great. Lots of cool information, and life hacks to get you on your way.
Its about living today, now, with what you have but not accepting this is where you will be in 10, 20, 30 years. Ok, so where will you be at these points in time? Retried ? Running your own business? Relaxing on the beach in Ziwhatanayho… ( I dont’ think I spelled that right)
Retirement has long been the golden egg, the ultimate achievement, the end of the Rainbow, but for me… it means death. I don’t ever intend to Retire, ever. I know too many people that put all their hopes in the day they walk out the door, and “Things will be so much better”… Sorry, but IMHO, its bullshit. Most people I have met that have retired were never prepared for the changes, and many had not realized that working was not so bad, but what they were doing with their time, was not rewarding.
Living well, includes your education years, your career development, and right through to your last day on this earth. You never retire, if you are living well. You occupation will change, and may not always have to be for monetary reward. Many time consuming aspects of life bring reward, and I intend to describe some of these. Education, Spiritual Growth, Travel, Mentoring, Hobbies, Music, Volunteering.
Within Your Means, is how we will achieve, the Living Well.
So I ask… what is Retirement to you?