Welcome to makingmoneydance!

I’m Rosie. I live in the Pacific Northwest, with my husband, our 2 year old, and our corgi. We are expecting kiddo #2 in 2020.

I and my husband retired in 2019, at 33 and 37. We had our first kid in 2017. After our parental leave, we realized that we are spending more time at work and missing out on all the wonderful toddler years with our kiddo. On October 2017, we explore the possibility of early retirement. After some calculation, we realized that we have enough. Our road to early retirement was boring and short. We target a safer number and a retirement date of February 2019. Our last day of W2 employment was July 1, 2019.

We also moved out of Seattle and now live about 30 miles southeast of the city. We were able to have an additional cushion by selling our house and surprisingly have a lower cost of living. We were able to get a better a house with a bigger lot at 50% less than our house in Seattle.

I’ll be sharing my story here as I navigate the life of an early retiree. Expect some topics about personal finance, travel and parenthood.

Thanks for reading and I hope to hear from you and your parenthood or retirement journey!!