My employer recently went through a round of layoffs. While my job was safe, many of my colleagues, and millions of Americans, have lost their jobs over the past several months. COVID-19 cases continue climbing in many parts of the country, massive social changes are taking place, and what seems like one of the most important presidential elections of my lifetime is just four months away.
The world has changed a lot in 2020, which has caused us to rethink our plans around our pursuit of early retirement and financial independence.
Part of me has been tempted to use the massive uncertainty as the impetus to walk away and focus on what’s most important to us.
But the more rational part of me thinks it would be crazy to abandon a good paycheck until we have a much better idea what life in the United States might look like in 2021, 2022, and beyond.Continue Reading