Posted by Tim Stobbs on May 22, 2008
Forget diamonds, gold or flashy cars. Forget mansion houses and designer clothes. Forget overpriced coffee and fatty fast food. Time is the ultimate luxury.
During my last two weeks off I’ve managed to do as much as I would normally finish two months of weekends and still have lots of time to cook and play with my oldest son and cuddle with my youngest son. My wife recently commented that she was getting spoiled with all the food I’ve been making (think pancakes for a weekday morning breakfast or homemade ginger beef for a weeknight supper).
If nothing else this little bit of time off has taught me this: Life is too short to spend just working for a living. I want more time for the everyday things than anything else. What is very interesting so far about this time off is I think this has sold my wife on the idea of early retirement. She really likes having me around to handle things and help out with the kids.
So it’s full steam ahead with early retirement planning and saving. My wife is fully on board and we are now shooting for the ultimate luxury: time.