So often in a marriage or any domestic partnership, there are little disagreements and annoyances that pop up. Sometimes we let those things slide until they become ginormous conflagrations, leading to much bigger problems. Getting your partner on board with difficult changes requires a delicate touch. Money and marriage don’t always harmonize, but with effort, couples can align.
This can certainly be the case with Early Retirement. If you’re not on the same page with your significant other, be warned!
I remember coming across the post on Mr. Money Mustache’s blog about three years ago, when I started contemplating my own early retirement. MMM apparently got an email from the wife of a newly-converted Mustachian. This lady was absolutely LIVID at this notion of saving money. To her, it was tantamount to deprivation of the third degree.
Whether that was a troll is tough to say. But it sure made for entertaining bloggery. MMM used the email exchange to touch on a key tenet of early retirement extremism: If you don’t take the journey together, you’re screwed.
Check out the REST of today’s post over at Physician on FIRE!
Thanks again, Doc, for the opportunity to contribute to one of the finest blogs in our space. From one Minnesotan to another, SKOL!