From FIRE The 9 to 5…
“I have been scrutinizing my post-FI budget – looking for ways to bring my early retirement date forward.
Because I took my current expenses as a starting point, my post FI budget includes a sizeable chunk for holidays abroad – close to 20% of my overall costs. I’m starting to think this is somewhat excessive and I could have found a really quick win to shave some time off my working life.
Do I want travel to be part of my future? Yes, of course I do, who wouldn’t? But how much do I want that? Free of the stresses of working life, the need for a holiday is suddenly far less. Is building in expensive breaks really worth the sacrifice of a few more year’s work? Sometimes it takes a pivot in our way of thinking to make us judge how much we really want something.”