Hubby and I have one life goal – to be happy. That led us to our main financial goal – early retirement.
We are not those people who define themselves through their career. We don’t think retirement would be boring. We have no problem thinking of ways to fill in our spare time.
A happy retirement to us is when we can do what we want with our day without worrying if we can afford it. Luckily, the things we want are cheap, so this is attainable.
Hubby wants to watch tv, board game, video game, participate in Curling, continue being a sports official, vacation, and play Magic: The Gathering till the wee hours of the morning.
I want to hang out with friends even more, have more potlucks, have more movie nights, take a few vacations a year, volunteer even more with dogs, deliver food for Meals on Wheels, and get involved in a couple of hiking groups.
And these are just the ideas we can spout off in a few minutes…talk with us for an hour or two and you’d be amazed what we could come up with to fill those “lonely” days…ahhhh…
To get back to it, hubby will be eligible for his full pension at age 52, so that is our target retirement year. Based on our current and planned savings and our current and planned expenses, we have a very realistic chance at reaching this goal.
In the meantime, we’ll continue to fit in as much as we can of our fun stuff and try to enjoy our jobs as much as possible. You never know what life is going to throw you, right? Might as well live like there’s no tomorrow and save like there will be many…
What are your goals? Do they keep you motivated in the mean-time?