We have experinced cheap living in retirement...and had lots of fun. How?
Our first adventure in retirement was living aboard a sailboat... in the Caribbean...for eight years
Not only was it a great experience it was cheap living as well.
While on the boat we spent around $1,000 a month on average.
What did we know about sailing?...not much really..you can pick up knowledge as you go.
We did not exactly suffer those eight years of cheap living on the boat. We led the life Jimmy Buffett sings about. There really is a change in attitude with a change in Latitude.
If we had waited to retire when our financial planner told us to retire...I would still be working.
In addition to living aboard a sailboat, in the last 16 years, we have:
These are listed to give you the confidence to be open minded about lifestyles that are living cheap but also a lot of fun.
So when you think you may not be able to retire because of money...think again...there is always a way to retire where there is a will to retire.
Financial planners can talk all they want about retirement goals, but retiring to a sailboat cannot be expressed in dollars and cents.
I traded nice suits the new cars for T-shirts and swimsuits... And I had the better deal.
Do not let the word cheap scare you... It can be a lot of fun.