1. My mentor, who is a very successful (and wise) writer, told me yesterday that I need to find the number I would be happy with and earn that writing before I leave my day job. He didn’t tell me to match my current day job income. He didn’t tell me to think about investments. I can work that out later. If I want out of my day job, figure out the number I need to pay my bills.
    Right before that, I sold my 2015 Mercedes. My wife helped me pay off a credit card. We’re saving $1100 a month.
    It takes both. Cut what you need to cut, earn what you need to earn.
    Then you can do what you love to do! Great post.

    1. Author

      Thanks, Ric! And kudos to you, sounds like you’ve got it all figured out and asked yourself all the complicated questions already. And started to make the necessary sacrifices to fulfill your dreams on top of that. You’re setting a great example here!

  2. I’m retired. We live comfortably, but with the clarity of hindsight, our old income could have been used more wisely. My financial goal is to earn enough to match our old income. We’d be in the Goldilocks range—just right.
    Thanks for the post.

    1. Author

      Dear Cheryl,

      You’re welcome 🙂 Thank you for sharing your thoughts. It sounds like a wonderful goal you’ve got there, and an achievable one at that.

      Happy writing!

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