This week I have been focused on how long my savings will last and how can I earn money on the road. I hope my house will increase in value in the next eight years to make this a no-brainer, but I have some backup plans. The first is to sock away all the money I can and increase my 401k contribution. This brings up another concern: what happens if the market collapses or there is another issue where all my savings is lost? I guess I can’t plan for everything, but just do my best.
The next part is, how to earn money on the road. I found a cool article that mentioned “Amazon Mechanical Turk”. This is an Amazon site where people can make money doing work only humans can do efficiently. In about five minutes I made 57 cents. I imagine if I spent more time I could make a few dollars a day to help the mission.
One last note, the official eight year count down starts April 1, 20014 and I have already made significant headway to achieving my goal of retiring in 2022. I hope others seeing this page who are on the same journey follow this blog and share your journey with me.