I’m so excited to share Chris and Jaime’s mini-retirement story with you! I’ve followed their story online and offline and we have become good friends over the last year. There are SO many great nuggets in here, and their story echoes so much of our experience as well since starting this mini-retirement two years ago. And if you’re interested today is the LAST DAY to sign up for the Mini-Retirements Mastered course! This will only be available, once or twice a year. So if you want in, today is the day to make 2018 awesome!
What was life like before your mini-retirement?
I’d say we looked a lot like the standard suburban family. We had three kids, two cars, and a house full of stuff. I worked a standard 9-to-5 job at a big company and Jaime stayed home with the kids.
Financially, we had been making contributions to our retirement accounts and had been good about avoiding debt, but we also didn’t feel like we were working toward anything meaningful. We were fairly stuck in a consumerist mindset and often found ourselves pulling from our savings to cover the latest credit card bill.
We had a fairly good life, but we wanted more. Not more stuff – more out of our days and hours.
What inspired you to do this NOW instead of wait till your fully retired?
I’d always had a dream of working from home – being able to spend more time with our kids. Even just working a