Would you pay $164k a year to live on a cruise ship? This woman would!

3 thoughts on “Would you pay $164k a year to live on a cruise ship? This woman would!”

  1. I think you hit the nail on the head here. This women is the epitome of what financial independence is all about. The fact that she is able to afford the $164K/year, speaks volumes to the care that her and her late husband took when planning their future.

    Everyone’s idea of retirement is going to be different. I am probably not as frugal-minded as I could be. But that’s only because frugalness is only a means to an end for me. That’s not to say that I will spend carelessly on stupid shit once I reach FI. But I won’t think twice about spending money on the things that bring me joy.

    Here is a perfect example. The wife and I love going out to eat at nice restaurants, and would likely do it every night if money was no problem. However, we keep it to 1-2 times a week (probably way more than most), but in my opinion you can’t cut out all joy for the hope of a better tomorrow. You have to find a balance. But you better believe some financial blogger out there will one day pick up a story about some couple spending thousands of dollars a month eating at the finest restaurants.

    That couple will be us. And we won’t bat an eye, because we are practicing simple disciplines now that will give us options that most people will never have. And this is because successful people do what most others are unwilling to do.


  2. When I saw the title “Would you pay $164k to live on a cruise ship…” I immediately screamed “Hell no!” But after reading the post, I am
    Inspired and impressed. Like you, we would never take that same approach. But the point is to do what is right for you, conventional or not.

    1. Thanks Mr. Grumby. I agree, we gotta do what’s best for us – and if that means we’re living on a cruise ship, so be it. Definitely makes for an interesting lifestyle to read about!

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