Frugal Retirement Living...do not expect a lot of encouragement
"Highly stressed in the Caribbean"
When you announce to your friends, coworkers, and family that you are going to retire to a frugal lifestyle, don't expect any encouragement.
When we retired to a sailboat 15 years ago (later to a RV) we were told we were giving up too much and would not be happy. "You'll be sorry"...we heard more than once.
15 years later we are still retired and the naysayers are still working.
Why is this the first reaction of many when you say you are going to retire and retire frugally?
Jealousy comes to mind. Also the way most people try to keep up appearances means credit card debt, the number one no no for frugal retirement living, and unnecessary consumption.
They can't retire because of the poor choices they have made, why should you. This is sad but true.
So when you announce you are going on the road fulltime...do not expect a lot of..."Oh boy that's great"...or "That sounds wonderful".
Remember Nike has it right...JUST DO IT.
See you on the road.