3 Constant Reminders at Work of Why We Need to Seize the Moment and Retire Early

Mr. Enchumbao

I work for a large investment management company helping people save for traditional retirement. During my spare time, I help others save for financial independence and early retirement by writing for Enchumbao. My journey to FI began in 2012. I was in a lot of debt back then, but I turned things around and became debt free a few years later. My wife and I reached financial independence in 2017 and are preparing to retire by 2020.

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  1. All of these reasons are actually why I chose to slow down the march to FI (though I still hope to get there at ~45). I cut my hours down to 80% time originally just to spend time with my young son before he starts school, but now that I’m here, I don’t expect to ramp back up once he does. I’ve found there’s so much living NOW by having more hours in my day (and since I have a small child, not working at all wouldn’t be “not working” because, well, toddler).

    • You have the right mindset when it comes to FI. It’s definitely not a race and you must be able to enjoy the journey. It’s great that you were able to cut down your hours and the beauty of it is that when you’re on the FI path you’re not doing mindless spending, so less income doesn’t equate to a lower quality of life. And what better way to spend that time than raising your child? 🙂

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