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Family father newbye
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Another Spaniard!

Postby Family father newbye » Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:13 am

Hi!

I am a 40 yo spanish family father.. trying to retire early! (too late for the extreme part.. :D )

At 20 I wanted the world.. and I thought I could get it

At 30 I wasn't sure about the world (was it worthwile?) but surely I was brilliant and performing well..

And at 40.. I know I don't want the world: just to spend time with my beloved kids and DW.

I was introduced to the blog a few years ago by a friend, and been a frequent anonymous reader since.

I started tracking my expenses a year and a half ago and been taking small steps in the right direction.. but still find two challenges I have to face:

1- I have to educate myself in investing if I want to retire early: my risk aversion about money makes me stick to term deposits.. and they don't seem an option anymore (I find difficult to follow the investment forums.. maybe because I don't know enough about them to translate them to spain?)

2- I am just the half of a family.. with kids (I decided to introduce myself after reading rube's journal): I don't decide on my own (nor I want to) and we don't look after ourselves only (nor we would want to), so we still have to see how to integrate early retirement in our lives!!

And that's me.. no more, no less :)

General Snoopy
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Re: Another Spaniard!

Postby General Snoopy » Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:44 am

Welcome. It is always useful to have a non-USA perspective on ERE.

MDFIRE2024
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Re: Another Spaniard!

Postby MDFIRE2024 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:01 pm

Hola! Great to have you on this forum.
Maybe if you point out the many advantages of early retirement your family understands.

Family father newbye
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Re: Another Spaniard!

Postby Family father newbye » Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:27 pm

Hi and thanks both!

Maybe if you point out the many advantages of early retirement your family understands.


Oh, DW surely does (I have shared my thoughts about ERE with her several times), but still ERE integration in a family with kids doesn't seem so easy to me... :oops:

Surely we will find our way! :D

Thank you anyway! ;)

Dunkelheit
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Re: Another Spaniard!

Postby Dunkelheit » Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:14 am

Hi family father, here another spaniard newbie. It's nice to find more of us around this place ;)

There's now specific age to retire extreme, just take the dose of extremism you wish. I like to read your changes of thought through each decade of your life, you're going more local each time, just changing what you are able to change. I'm between the first and the second stage, but without feeling brilliant :(

About investing, I recommend you the spanish community rankia.com, and especially the next thread where you can find a lot of information related to passive investing, easy to get started in investing:

http://www.rankia.com/foros/fondos-inve ... indexacion

Saludos!
Dunkelheit


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