Saving Money on Disney Vacations since 2006
- Sep 6, 2014
This is what I think people are truly chasing when chasing FIRE. The further along the path I get, the more emboldened I feel. A couple examples:3. Once you reach financial independence you may discover that the freedom to work a job you love means that you don't retire. Or that someone is willing to pay you very well for working just a little.
- They moved my dept from nice offices to cubes in our building in 2017. I didn't like the cube so I just stopped going in and started working from home everyday except for the 1 day a week we have our in office meetings. Some of my co-workers already had arrangements to work in a branch on certain days so my move wasn't as crazy as it sounds. Some of my co-workers did ask how I could just do that...my response..."Are they really gonna fire me over that...and if they do, oh well, I'l find another job, lol" In the process I gave myself a $3,000 raise by eliminating my parking expense.
- When I lost my Sr. Mgmt position in my prior career back in 2014/2015 (we sold the company unexpectedly) I took a significant pay cut (~20%) to move into a new career path that I love so much now. Because we were saving 50% of our income this wasn't even a big deal at all (and of course now I'm back above where I was then after a few promotions/internal moves).
- I used to be afraid to take vacations close together - that I might "upset" somebody. Now I use all my time each year and exactly whenever I want to use my time. I'm a top performer, and again...they won't fire me over that.