Posted by Tim Stobbs on August 13, 2009
It strikes me as interesting the more I’ve learned about money the less I think about it. It’s sort of a odd learning curve at first when you start learning you suck up information like a vacuum and keep thinking about what you have read after the article or book is done. Yet after a while your brain becomes so saturated in the same concepts repackaged in different ways that I have stopped paying attention as much. Also as you change you lifestyle and finances to match up frankly there is a lot less work to be done on it, so hence my thoughts have been drifting steadily away from money.
So after a while, I’m just accepted the reality. Yes I will retire early, likely in my 40’s sometime. When that happens depends on many things, so don’t get upset trying to determine the exact day. The decade is really all that is required for now and the year when I get closer. In the mean time I have a lot more life to learn about and explore other than money.
So in the mean time I’ve been reading steadily less PF blogs. I’ve been signing out different books from the library and expanding my reading horizon. I’m also wondering what to do with this blog. I’m at this moment losing interest in it, but at the same time I still enjoy the writing and interaction with people. So do I just post less, or bring on another blogger, or perhaps some other solution. I don’t know.
I’ve also progressively learned that money as numbers is actually fairly meaningless. For example, at this moment I make between $75,ooo to $80,000 per year. Does you knowing that change much of anything? No, not really. People are over protective of their numbers not realizing that your income is only one page of the book. It hardly tells anyone anything about you. Saving percentages are also equally meaningless without knowing the related income number. For example, I much more impressed with someone saving 5% of their pay at $20,000/year versus saving 20% at $100,000 a year.
So that’s my random thoughts for the day on money. What are some of your random thoughts right now?