Posted by Tim Stobbs on December 12, 2007
Well after begging a few times my wife came through with not just one, but two guest posts. Here’s the first installment. I’ll be posting the second one over the holidays. If you have any questions for her please leave them in the comments as she does read this blog.
So what exactly do I think of Tim’s dream to retire at 45? I think if he can do it, but I really don’t care about it too much.
Me, I’m more the short term thinker in our family, my idea of extremely long term planning is thinking about whether we’re going to send our kids to school or home school them. I see my part in our financial planning as thinking about vacations and other short-term goals.
Tim does all the long-term money stuff, but I am totally involved and all financial decisions are made together. Yet when he starts to discuss paying off the mortgage or investing my eyes do get a little heavy (Sorry Tim, but it’s true). I don’t disagree with anything we’re doing regarding saving for retirement, but for me, it’s hard to think about something that far off in any meaningful way.
So in the end if we do retire at his 45th birthday, great, give me a drink. Otherwise I’ll just get back to planning our next vacation. So Tim, how do the Rockies sound for 2008?