It’s an impromptu special episode. A few bullet points may be helpful.
- We’ve always cash flowed our life, or tried to.
- Two pivotal milestones impact every American’s encore chapter: a) Medicare (when you reach 65) and b) Social Security (when you reach 62 or full-retirement or age 70).
- Retirement means different things to us than “not working” or “not earning income.” We want to continue to earn income and continue to live within our means.
- Modest living is a goal. Not austere living, but modest living. Frugality is a way of life, unapologetically.
- We’re living our lives for ourselves (and each other). God remains THE priority, but when the encore chapter days arrive, you realize – if you’re married – that your lives together are now what remains. And it’s great if you put in the work! I’m putting in the work – or trying to. My wife is the most important person in my life. It doesn’t mean I don’t love kids, grandkids, and the rest of my family, but it means I know I’m not the most important person to them. And I’m good with it. It’s the cycle of life and how it ought to be.