500 days

Published by David & Laura Speer

Were a Metro Detroit, Michigan, couple – second marriages for both of us – and we dream of retiring early to Travel the World. Follow us while we try and figure out to raise our kids, and save to retire. David is a Robot Programmer, Laura is a Medical Physicist. We put our kids before ourselves for years, saved and ate at home and now after years of all this sacrifice and raising our kids - we are closing in on empty nesting, and we realized we have the opportunity to retire earlier than most and follow our dreams to travel the world. How are we going to do this? Well we have a lot of ideas, but lets see how it works out. Our original retirement date was January 1, 2021. We are reviewing the option of working another 3 years but prefer to keep the 2021 date, either way we will be retired by 55 years old - still trying to figure out how, but working toward our goal everyday, while enjoying each other and our blended family. Follow us to see what happens. All images on this blog are copyright (c)

32 thoughts on “500 days

  1. At first I saw this and thought “What?! There’s only 500 days left in this year!!?” Then I realized that made absolutely no sense, looked closer and realized it’s a countdown to your retirement in 2021! Haha! Congrats – the end is in sight!

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    1. It just feels like 500, I still remember meeting with my retirement hr person and them saying, your right on schedule for retirement in 30years. I was blown away. I had already been working with my dad since I was 9. I went home and cried, but now its here and were going out early because we can …and I’m not crying.

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  2. Woooooow!!!! You’re so sweet and wonderful! For that alone, I claim that your 500 days before retirement will translate into 500 billion blessings and beyond! β€οΈπŸ’•β€οΈπŸ’•β€οΈπŸ’•Wootwoot super excited for you!β­οΈβœ¨πŸ’«πŸŒŸβœ¨πŸ’«

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      1. Aww thanks super David & Laura! Receiving with a happy heart and a smile from ear to ear haha! πŸ˜œπŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ˜œ

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    1. Thanks, we just want to start living our next most interesting life. One where were not working nonstop, we can sleep in, hang out with people not rushing, help our now grown kids more. and see unique things. We figure we have a good 20yrs of this before we’re too old to do it and we’re gonna make the most of it.

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