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Early Retirement? Maybe Not So Extreme…

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It's been pretty quiet over here with our finances recently. Once we bought the car, we've been building up our car fund a bit (to cover our current cars' maintenance costs).

Our finances have been automated so we're continuing to pay down the student loan and the mortgage while contributing to our retirement accounts.

I've been using the last month or so to catch up on my blogroll and my personal library.

Among what I've been reading are Early Retirement Extreme (both the blog and book) and Mr. Money Mustache.

Could We Plan Our Retirement Differently?

After going over some of the numbers in the book and the blogs, I chatted with my husband a bit about this.

For those who have been with us from the beginning, our goals have been fairly straightforward.

Besides paying off all of our non-mortgage debt in 5 years (we have 2 1/2 years left), we also want both of us to have the option work to from home. (My husband enjoys his work, so it's more about having an option rather than anything else.)

Our financial system is based on that – retirement was seen later rather than sooner.

We thought about retiring earlier than average, but our thinking was if we enjoy doing the work that we, than why think about retirement?

However after some reading and thinking I've had a slight shift on my thinking. I was talking to my husband about some goals that we had (not just financial).

It’s given me some food for thought, so expect some future posts here starting next week (and on My Financial Reviews) about how this will affect our finances.

I'm going to spend part of this weekend looking some of the calculators for early retirement and look at the numbers.

Thoughts on Retiring Early

I'd like to hear about your family's retirement plans. How many of you are working towards financial independence or retiring early?

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