Practice retirement

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Along the lines of yesterday’s post, “Taking retirement during the middle years,” I came across another article giving similar advice: “Have fun now, retire later.” Retire to an RV: The Roadmap to Affordable RetirementRather than wait for retirement to take that dream trip, see if you can swing it now. If possible, buy the boat or sewing machine now rather than wait.

This is good advice for those thinking about RVing in retirement or at some point becoming full-time RVers. You are much better off having your RV paid for and traveling without a payment. It gives you a lot more flexibility. You can always work or volunteer to get your site or some extra cash if you need to or feel like it. But having to earn big bucks to pay for your vehicles puts a lot of pressure on you. If you are in a job you hate, you may feel like you can’t leave because you need the money.

Another advantage of getting your RV early is getting used to the RV and finding out what you like and don’t like. You may not like some features in your RV or decide you need a larger – or smaller – unit. You’ll still have time to get what you want and pay it off (or most of it). Or, if you discover RVing is not for you, you haven’t given up your house or invested as much in this lifestyle.

If you are still working, consider this advice. If not, you may as well go for it! Jaimie Hall Bruzenak

April 25, 2013
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