Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Hi from early retiree from the midwest
Old 05-30-2010, 09:49 AM   #1
Recycles dryer sheets
fancy free's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 60
Hi from early retiree from the midwest

Hello all, I've been enjoying this forum for awhile.

My husband and I secured our freedom by owning our own business, living well below our means, saving, and investing. We started the business in our early 20s and retired two years ago in our early 40s. We have children midway between crib and college.

We are quite stealthy about our financial situation and our early retirement. Most people (incl. friends and family) do not realize we are retired and assume we are still working in some fashion. We live a fairly modest lifestyle but at the same time we have everything we ever wanted and more -- the time to really enjoy it.

We spent the first couple years just decompressing (we retired in '08) and now we've lined up the adventures we want to pursue for the next several years, while we still have kids at home. We have ideas for the following years as well...
__________________

__________________
fancy free is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 05-30-2010, 11:59 AM   #2
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
travelover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 9,874
Welcome and congratulations, both on your retirement and your ability to fly under the radar.
__________________

__________________
Yes, I have achieved work / life balance.
travelover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2010, 12:11 PM   #3
Recycles dryer sheets
fancy free's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 60
Thank you, Travelover.

Stealth is good. It's easier to save your money if no one realizes you have any.
__________________
And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything. Shakespeare

--

retired mid-2000s age 42
fancy free is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2010, 12:42 PM   #4
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
travelover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 9,874
Quote:
Originally Posted by fancy free View Post
Thank you, Travelover.

Stealth is good. It's easier to save your money if no one realizes you have any.
Right and keep it once saved.
__________________
Yes, I have achieved work / life balance.
travelover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2010, 01:07 PM   #5
Recycles dryer sheets
fancy free's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 60
Quote:
Originally Posted by travelover View Post
Right and keep it once saved.
Exactly!!!
__________________
And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything. Shakespeare

--

retired mid-2000s age 42
fancy free is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Early Retiree Here RetireeRobert Hi, I am... 4 10-08-2007 03:40 AM
An early retiree at 45 Life_is_Good Hi, I am... 16 03-26-2007 01:41 PM
Early retiree at age 31. LOL! Other topics 6 02-14-2007 01:56 PM
New Semi-early retiree RP Hi, I am... 9 02-07-2007 08:38 PM
Hello from another new early retiree! tpjs1 Hi, I am... 10 01-29-2004 08:51 AM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:08 AM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.