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Old 10-14-2011
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I think Vega's summed it up quite succinctly. We lived below our means for a lot of years; drove old cars and wore inexpensive clothes and didn't eat out very often. We worked a lot of hours, and tried to focus on what we wanted *most* not what we wanted *now.* Bought a boat (for cash, smaller and older than we might have otherwise, but that was what would get us sailing sooner) and lived on it while learning and earning; had to change jobs to move to a coastal area. Also like Vega, a lot of our details (including budgets) are posted in answers to other questions on this forum, and in our blog.

I guess I should add, sometimes will alone isn't enough; we continued to live at the dock and work for several years longer than we wanted to, for medical insurance & health reasons.
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Last edited by wingNwing; 10-14-2011 at 10:09 AM. Reason: to add last sentence about medical
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