Ensuring that my children are in a safe and loving environment to thrive takes top priority. It’s no longer just about my happiness; it’s collectively what’s best for the family.
These expenses alone can easily account for thousands of dollars in expenses per month.
We’ve elected to put $200 per month into 529 accounts to save for college. This amount will not be nearly enough to pay for our kids’ college, but at least it’s a little something.
If he continues this trend, activities will get more expensive. I don’t think he’ll ever play on super costly travel teams.
We could choose not to travel and would probably achieve financial independence a few years faster, but that’s not worth it.
The important thing when pursuing financial independence is to keep putting one foot in front of the other. Small steps add up to huge wins over time.