I’m taking the opportunity to discuss something that I initially thought we would never see on this blog. Shit is getting personal. I haven’t been around playing Mortal now for several months and I’m quite enjoying that. Not that I had the time for it anyway….
I have set myself in debt. It seemed to be the right time to buy a house. And having the prospect of paying off 270k euro’s got myself thinking. What the hell am I doing and more interestingly enough what am I going to do about it.
I cannot see myself working and doing what I do right now for the next 35 years. So it was time to look at what I could do about it. After some massive reading and soul-searching I have decided that I want to be able to retire in about 20 years.
But Geops you silly idiot. Who can retire in their 40′s and how the hell are you going to achieve that starting with close to no savings? Well that is all going to change of course. Luckily I happen to have a plan for this all. I’m going to do four things…
Pay off my awesome newly acquired debt. I’m going to save myself money each month. I’m going to invest into long term dividends and I’m going to bore all of you with this for the next months.
Now you might have heard or read something about these awesome dudes that were/are able to retire at their 30′s. Starting by saving money around their 20′s and just kept on going and investing. Well I’m about 10 years late but sure as hell not going to give up.
To achieve my awesome goal I will have to save around 50% of my net income each month and I will have to start looking into investments and other ways of making money. I was just wondering how the rest of my peers look at these types of things. And more importantly if you guys would allow me to abuse this awesome place for my adventure. At the very least it can spur up some lovely discussions on life and how we all battle the bills.
So should I start my own blog and get the hell out of here? Does anyone want to join me in my crusade and/or keep this blog alive?
Next up….. (will try to post every 3 days) current status and goals… the dark truth….