15 Sep '18, 11pm

Exploring Some of the Negativity towards Financial Independence

Exploring Some of the Negativity towards Financial Independence

Mr. Long chronicled with dry wit and self-effacement his first year in retirement. One month into FIRE, he wrote of the guilt he felt spending money (on video games), and his concern that he would be over his household budget . He spent his days with family, at the gym, doing housework, exercising. He had no regrets so far: “I made the right decision. This is life.” In the second month, Mr. Long reported a 2.8 percent increase to his portfolio over the first two months, even after living expenses, and listed his accomplishments as more reading, more cooking, volunteering and “faster Rubik’s cube solves.” Stress levels were way down, he wrote: “A friend of mine said the sense of dread from my face was gone .” In the months that followed, he rewatched the mini-series “Roots,” lost all interest in talk of FIRE now that he had achieved it , feared a looming stock market crash,...

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