Lots more thoughtful comments. In brief:
- brewery work might be fun for 2 weeks. After that, it is hard, dirty, hot, potentially dangerous work. I will be very happy to keep it as a hobby rather than a job.
- I do all the admin work for DW's business salready, so I will do it for my own as well. Its a "keeping control" issue more than the money.
- I haven't really decided what to do with the life policies long term. In the short term, they will stay in place. The first couple years will be a transition period with an elevated risk of failure. As a result, I plan on going in with ample insurance coverage, lots of excess liquidity, an untapped HELOC, all possible maintenance done to house and cars, certain things stocked up or purchased (just bought a generator, for example) so I won't have to lay out in the first couple years, etc. Once the ship is launched safely, I will consider letting go of some of the extra safety stuff, especailly the stuff that costs money.
"All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others."
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