Where do you see yourself in 10 years? That was the standard question I asked every interview candidate when I was hiring for my various positions. Actually I only usually asked 2 years out but 10 years might be more appropriate to think about where you may be in life and with your finances. I have to thank Punch Debt in The Face for the call to action, be sure and go read some of the other bloggers asking themselves the same question. So here goes, you might want to keep your letter to yourself but I’m going to share mine with you.
Welcome to 2020
I just arrived home in my hover car after my hockey game. You are still playing hockey right? Here’s a snapshot of where I’m at.
At this point I have one boy in college and the other is a junior in high school. Everyone raves about how polite, smart and respectful they are. Tim is studying computer science at a state University that was paid for by my yearly contribution to his Coverdell Educations Savings Account. Silas is doing well in school and works part time as well as helps instruct Tae Kwon Do at our local studio. Angela and I are enjoying our additional leisure time from my vocation and she continues to volunteer and do short term mission work among her other duties as a mom and wife. She also enjoys writing out in her cottage that FiscalGeek has built her.
I have been operating FiscalGeek LLC for almost 10 years providing a variety of resources to the Internet and beyond and enjoy running my own show.
None having paid it off 3 years earlier.
Now having lived debt free except the house for 11 years I have been able to build a nice retirement fund and have upgraded our cars over the years paying cash the entire way. We’re also at a place where we are able to give a generous over and above our norm to those organizations and people that need our help. We are experiencing true financial freedom because our money is just that, ours.
We’re all maintaining our fighting weights because our hobbies and pursuits are all of an active nature and is an important part of balancing our lives.
With two kids soon to be in college it’s time to do some serious traveling just the Mrs and I. She deserves it for sticking with me this long and we’ll celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary with a trip to the Moon.
How about You?
Where are you going to be in 10 years? There’s nothing stopping you except yourself from getting moving and working towards those goals and dreams. I love that you come by FiscalGeek and share your life but hopefully in 10 years time your finances will be nailed and it won’t be something you need to think much about. How are you working towards your ten year plan right now?
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