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Why I’m Appreciating FI More Than Ever Now

Something happens when you have kids. I’m not saying everyone needs to have kids or should have kids or anything like that.

I’m merely saying that for me, something changed when we had kids.

And it’s always interesting when you hear someone else talk about it, especially in the context of financial independence because kids, typically> really put a strain on those plans!

Why I’m Appreciating FI More Than Ever Now [Max Fientist] – “I didn’t think I’d ever want kids.

There was so much I wanted to do/see during my life and I felt like having kids would get in the way.

Two things changed when I got to my late 30s though.”

I don’t want to work anymore, so I quit. [Financial Mechanic] – “Have you ever been working, and suddenly wished you could quit? The idea dawns on you as simple. All you would have to do is shut your computer. Say, “I quit.” Stand up. Walk out of the office. I felt like that. So the next day, I nearly surprised myself just as much as my boss when I handed in my notice.” Financial independence gives you options! 🙂

The $65 Million Art Heist That Put ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ To Shame [Mel Magazine] – “Then, not long after October 15th became October 16th, they struck, snatching seven masterpieces in all: Claude Monet’s “Waterloo Bridge” and “Charing Cross Bridge,” Lucian Freud’s “Woman With Eyes Closed,” Pablo Picasso’s “Harlequin Head,” Henri Matisse’s “Woman Reading in White and Yellow,” Paul Gauguin’s “Woman Before a Window” and Jacob Meijer de Haan’s “Zelfportret.””

Question: So they took $65 million in art… but what are you going to do with it?
Answer: “Typically, when smart thieves steal highly valuable artwork, one of their preferred buyers is the insurance company that holds a policy on the artwork, as it’s far cheaper for the insurance company to pay a reasonable ransom than pay full price on the policy.”

Oh! Is that how it works? Cool!

By the way, the story gets crazier and crazier by the paragraph.