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Movershaker wrote: »
Hello there! I'm new to these forums and wanted to ask first of all - is anyone else going through what my husband and I are going through?Not me.
And the less stuff we have, the happier we become.Many people have pursuits, hobbies, interests, etc. which give them a lot of happiness, and which are incompatible with shedding 'stuff'.
And because our outgoings are significantly less, we can afford to eat out a lot and go on little city breaks and holidays all the time, often taking our laptops so we can carry on working.You seem to be in a very fortunate position, both having multiple 'businesses' which can be controlled entirely from laptops, which apparently require no stock, no premises, no interaction with suppliers or clients, no manufacturing facility, no travelling for promotional purposes ...... do tell. What are these businesses?
Even better - because we live in a city, we can walk everywhere. There's no stressful commuting. We barely use our car (which we're thinking of selling) and cycle everywhere instead. Life is good.Again, many folk have pursuits which are incompatible with this - as a for instance, you wouldn't be able to do this if you were in an amateur orchestra, and were schlepping two saxophones and a clarinet to rehearsals on the other side of town, would you?
But really - I just wondered... Does anyone else feel this way or going through the same thing? I read things about the Y Generation and how this is quite common for us. It would be great to hear your thoughts.
plymouthpafc wrote: »
As one of those countless thousands that have made the mistakes and have severely restricted choices about whether to rent or buy, I come on here for some solace and as many top tips as I can find. I am facing lengthy renting and possibly into retirement unless I take to robbing banks. Good for you I say, but not the place to kick people when they're down.
jamie11 wrote: »
As a senior citizen with a fair bit of property I've always believed in owning the property I live in, but now that I'm looking for my final home I'm considering renting as well, that would probably be with a housing association. I don't expect to live forever so would be paying whatever the rent is but leaving quite a lot of cash available for enjoying my final years, of course I may live to be 100 (unlikely) but if the cash ran out then I can always rely on the state to bail me out, My sister has done something similar and it doesn't cost her a bean for her lovely one bedroom flat in a housing association estate. Different ages and different priorities.
Movershaker wrote: »
Life is good.
Nan_Dingle wrote: »
Millions of folks are 'hidden' renting with interest-only mortgages and no obvious means to repay the capital.
Lord_Baltimore wrote: »
If you think the life you described is good, it will feel a whole lot better when you have children.
And with children your whole ethos and attitude will change. You will realise that those you feel are tied down are very much enjoying family life to the full.
When you have kids, you'll want a house and children will fill all those gaps for you in the 'perfect life' but then you didn't write to actually hear replies did you?
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