Retiree’s Guide: Overcoming Frugality & Embracing Spending, Pt 1 | MHFI 161

Doug and Carl talk about the shift from saving to spending in retirement. It’s not always easy to go from being a big save to a big spender. Or even a little spender.

  • To DIY or not to DIY; Carl’s landscaping adventures
  • Why it’s difficult to shift from saving to spending
  • Happiness shouldn’t wait for retirement
  • Why are we afraid of running out of money?
  • The 4% Rule. Again.

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0:00 Intro

3:53 A small correction from a viewer

6:51 We have a book idea!

8:43 Being accustomed to saving

13:12 Carl’s purchases and DIY projects

22:11 From saving to spending

32:44 Buying what makes you happy

37:48 Changing habits

38:58 Two things

41:14 Our new product announcement

43:00 Fear of running out of money

56:43 How you can support us

58:56 Developing a healthy relationship with money

1:01:31 Soundcheck