We have made similar choices to slow down and enjoy life instead of sprinting to financial independence.
We have decided to prioritize family and time spent together over our pursuit of FI. Don’t get me wrong, we still have a high bar set for our financial goals.
There are so many less fortunate than we are, and it’s a privilege to be able to give back to people or organizations that truly need help.
Nothing can replace the memories we’ve created on these trips with our young children.
Our budgeting approach is known as the anti-budget (credit Paula Pant at Afford Anything).
The anti-budget involves automating your finances to pay yourself first (save, invest, and give), then pay your bills, then spend anything left on whatever you want.