I'm at that point right now, trying to stay focused. Any guidelines on how to strike that balance between focusing on ER goals without feeling like you're depriving yourself?
I recently bought a house. I'm still in sticker shock, and I still can't get over the fact that owning a house costs so much! But it's helped my life tremendously by slashing my errand times and commute down to something manageable (like almost nothing). However, I do plan to sell the house when I RE and move someplace much cheaper.
I tell ya, though... I'm still torn about how I feel about this house. It needs a little work, not much. But I don't know how much I should spend on this house vs. saving toward RE. Any tips on how to balance the future with the present? I'm STILL struggling with this one!