No Spend Year, Retirement, Retirement Journey

Happy New Year! Welcome to my new blog.

Happy New Year! May 2022 bring only good things to you and yours!!

2021 was a pretty good year for me. There were many blessings to be counted. There were also some misfortunes (getting Covid and breaking my foot). However, even with those two health snags, I still had a good year.

My blog went silent for a while, a long while…. because I made the mistake of canceling the ‘business’ membership of this blog and the whole site crashed. I was so discouraged, I walked away from it for a while. I’ve decided to give it another go, but this time as a countdown to our full retirement. I’m excited to document this, as I believe it will be helpful for anyone else getting ready to retire. We are exactly one year away from this accomplishment! As exciting as that is, we still have some work to do. This space will focus on how we will be preparing for a life with no more paychecks.

First up will be a year-long Low/No Buy challenge. Yes, I know, I’ve tried this before and failed. However, I really never had a good enough WHY. I do now. We want to have at least 24 months of living expenses in cash savings. We also want to downsize our home and buying more crap would make that very difficult. I’ve been intrigued by those who have actually accomplished this challenge and felt that at this point in my life (children out of the house) I have half a chance at succeeding. My next post will outline the guidelines and rules.

I hope you will join me as I embark on this new blog and challenge. I look forward to hearing your thoughts in the comments!

6 thoughts on “Happy New Year! Welcome to my new blog.”

  1. Glad to see this, Sharon. We are 2.5 years away now ourselves. I will be interested to follow your journey. I am also saving like mad over here in anticipation.


  2. So glad you decided to return! My husband retired 18 months ago- and we are in process of building a patio home- not easy during a pandemic. Looking forward to reading your new blog.


    1. Hi Ellen, thanks for commenting! I imagine it has not been easy building a home during these times. You’ll have to let me know how it turns out!


  3. Glad you’re back. Learn from my mistakes. Geeze, I wish I was a Buddhist. They believe in reincarnation. I’d do retirement a whole lot better next time around. le sigh…….


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