What Slackers, Vacations, Storms and Mansions Have In Common
Hello Swanigans! Yes, I just made that up. If you have been sticking with me this long, you are officially a Swanigan! Thanks for stopping by, it’s greatly appreciated and I hope you enjoy today’s post. Today, I will be laying out the reasons why I work.
You may be saying to yourself right now, “I know why you work Swan, you need money…you aren’t financially independent (“FI”)! You said so yourself on Independence Day.” Well yes, you are right. There are still a number of things I need to do yet before I reach FI and am ready to retire early. For example, I need to fully fund my little ones college fund. It is about 50% funded today (I’ll save this detail for another post). And for that matter, Lucy and I aren’t done having kids and we, of course, haven’t even started funding additional kids’ 529 plans.
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Show Me Your Friends and I Will Show You Your Future
“Show Me Your Friends and I Will Show You Your Future”
A powerful statement and maybe one you can relate to personally. I know I can. I remember growing up my parents incessantly telling me to be careful who I hang around with.
“If so and so is a troublemaker, he’ll bring you down with him.”
“Is he a positive influence on you?”
Or how about this one:
“Even if you aren’t doing anything wrong, you will be found guilty by association.”
I heard that from my parents all the time (for good reason I suppose). Of course I heard what my parents were saying, but I wasn’t always listening if you know what I mean. I would sort of brush it off because I could take care of myself and knew how to pick my own friends. Or so I thought… Continue reading “Show Me Your Friends…”