Originally Posted by StuckinCT
I agree with this, and appreciate it. I know it sounds like a big lifestyle, and it is in some ways, but there are definitely things we can cut like BMW and country club. Also, I wonít be spending 300k when Iím 80, unless Iím gifting or doing big family trips.
Thatís another reason why I decided to try the Lake George place, later on for family get togethers that can be expensive. I like Disney etc but that can be spendy, but there is always Airbnb too.
You might want to calculate what the country club and vacation home cost you on a per hour of fun basis and see if you are getting your money's worth based on your values. We had Disneyland annual passes most years our kids were growing up and on a per hour of fun basis they were a pretty good deal, even factoring in flights and lodging. We usually had Six Flags and local waterpark passes, too, though those are pretty cheap and close to us, so the break even was just a visit or two. I dropped the pool club membership when the kids got older, lost interest and the last year we belonged the cost came out to $200 a visit.
Even clouds seem bright and breezy, 'Cause the livin' is free and easy, See the rat race in a new way, Like you're wakin' up to a new day (Dr. Tarr and Professor Fether lyrics, Alan Parsons Project, based on an EA Poe story)