Being Able To Retire Versus Deciding To Retire: Either Way, Bravo
Here is an interesting article from CNN about a woman who is married, having saved up $2.25 million while her husband still works, decided to retire. Raise an family and in her own words, just "live" life for the rest of her time here. Some thinks that's cool. Other do not. No matter how you look at it, it's about choices and priorities.
I think I like to explore more about life choices from here on out - after all, many of us share our life choices in social media like Twitter and Facebook as well as chat apps like Snapchat. So we are constantly bombarded with choices, ones we make as well as those of our "friends", folks we follow, and those who follow us.
Regardless of her circumstance and how she was able to make such a butt-load of money and retire at such a young age (some have argued she's not really tired since she still has a husband who is making money and has his own savings), she made a choice to save - might even say she made sacrifices to get there. One reader remarked that she was spending money and partying when she was this woman's age. Since then, the reader has also made her own choices to saving up her own $2 million for her own retirement.
But these can hardly be called sacrifices since choices we made move us in one direction, away from lives that we could have lived, for better or worse, and down a path that we will have to live with.
So, this woman decided saving her income was the best use of her resources, forging parties, perhaps eating out, etc., and how she has the ability to to make some choices perhaps many of us cannot because we don't have two million bucks sitting in our checking account.
Question now is should be brand new young retiree be looked up to. Sure, I think so - up to this point. What happens tomorrow and the choices are an entirely different circumstance. It's unlikely she could move to Colorado and smoke marijuana for the rest of her life but, hey, that's her choice too. Not one I'd make. I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say that she'll find a way to make her life more interesting than that.