Two things today!
Today I started reading Martha Beck's book Steering by Starlight, Find Your Right Life No Matter What.
The introduction was enough for me to recommend it. I won't give it away and it is looking like it will take me a while to get through it because of the interactive process it will require.
Yesterday I wondered how much it would cost to live at the ski condo full time. Today I applied the same thinking to the cottage. Here are the fixed cost numbers.
-- property taxes -- $1000 / yr
-- utilities -- $480 / yr
-- insurance -- $600 / yr
-- internet -- $600 /yr
Total -- $2680 /yr
Not bad either.
How and where we would spend our retirement/early retirement has been on our minds lately.
Do we sell the main house (by far our largest and most expensive home), pocket the gain and use it as retirement savings (would mean earlier end to paid work)? Or keep all three? Would we still want to be in the same city if neither one of us were working anymore? Do we want more homes in neat locations?
I certainly do not have all the answers right now but it is a nice "feeler" exercise to do once and a while.
How many of you are planning to stay in your current home and or location when retired?