Mortgage free life and freedom.
July 20, 2012 10:16 PM Subscribe
Living a mortgage free life. The dream, is it realistic?
posted by gadget_gal to Work & Money (25 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I work in technology. I have for more than a decade. I am tired of it. Now i want freedom to dowhat i want without having to work for others. I have this feeling that i am wasting precious time. I am single and no kids.
Offlate i have somehow gotten the idea that if only i could live a mortgage freee life, i can do whatever i like. I am considering quitting my job, breaking my 401k and buying a little dinky studio someplace in northern CA (oakland) and start working on something on my own.
I need some advice on whether this is done, or am i being irrational? I am not sure exactly what i want to do but i want to do something. Right now i dont even have the time to think about it. Sort of in the too busy to get gas mode.
I dont see how my 401k is going to help me when i am older. Atleast with the way its been growing so far.
I have worked in big and small companies and neither have been satisfying. I feel unfulfilled. Now at this point, i either shut up and work for the rest of my life to pay bills or reinvent myself or die trying. Will not having to pay rent every month help me. Is this a story i am telling myself? Because obviously there will be property tax and insurance.