Most financial advisers seem to recommend prioritizing saving for retirement over a child's college education. However, I'm taking that advice to the extreme by not saving anything for our child's education; let me tell you why.
Site of Henry David Thoreau's cabin near Walden Pond - Photo by Pablo Sanchez
The long version of this question is more like “Is being
able to quit your job a few years early worth scrimping, saving, and depriving
yourself during your working years and retirement?” Obviously, I think the
answer is YES, but let me tell you why.
We all have a vision in our head of what retirement will be like. Most people see a silver haired version of themselves sipping a cocktail on a tropical beach. That sounds nice, but I see a slightly older, much less stressed version of myself doing all the things I don't currently have time for.