Revealing Early Retirement Plans to Our Family, Accidentally

Today’s post features a guest post I recently did for JW over at TheGreenSwan.Org. JW was kind enough to host an article I wrote discussing how I (accidentally) revealed our early retirement plans to my future in-laws.

As you can imagine, the conversation didn’t go 100% as I would have thought.

In the end, we learned a lot about our plan and I was reminded what it was like in my early days discovering the concept of early retirement.

Our end goal might more closely resemble transitioning from being an employee to becoming self-employed, but either way, we are on track to not have to work for money AT ALL, by our 30s.

Another big surprise for me was seeing how many comments this article has already received! The conversation on the guest post has been thrilling so far as everyone is sharing their own experiences revealing early retirement or FI plans with their close friends and family.

Check out the full post by clicking here.

Leave a comment and let me know what you think!

-Matt
Master Distiller

P.S. Today is #WednesdayWisdom on Twitter and I always share what may be my favorite quote I’ve ever come across. Sadly, it doesn’t fit into the Twitter realm 100%, so I’ve had to abbreviate it into 140 characters.

I’ve always wanted to share the full quote on Twitter but it is impossible. So, at least I can share it here. Here’s the full quote:

That which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

Extra points for anyone who can site this without using Google!

That’s a wrap on today’s post. I hope you find wisdom as you go about your Wednesday!