Who is going to take care of you when you get old? – You are. As Childfree people, we know we need to have a plan for our own long-term care; it is just a question of how we want to do it.
Jesse and his wife live in an RV in Colorado. He is a video game developer, and she works in Healthcare. Jesse and his wife have made being childfree part of their plan of intentional balance.
Three months ago, I set out to do research on Childfree Wealth. Since then, 325 Childfree people have completed my book survey and I’ve been able to interview 27.
Once a year, people do their taxes and either complain about what they owe or are excited about their refund. As Childfree individuals, we will not qualify for any of the child tax or family credits, but we can still do our best to keep our tax bill manageable.
Being a Childfree couple allows you to have different options in life. To find a balance, my wife and I have adopted a Gardener and Rose approach.
For most Americans, debt has just become part of life. It is almost like we are born with it. The bottom line is that we need to change our relationship with debt as it is stealing from our future.
Two months ago, I set out to figure out what Childfree Wealth means. In that time, nearly 200 people have shared their Childfree lives with me. I now have approximately 1500 pages of data to analyze and turn into something that can be shared.
Being Childfree does not automatically mean you are rich. There are Childfree people who are struggling.
It used to be that the goal was to retire and ‘get the watch’. People would work 25 years at one company, be able to pay their bills, and then retire (often with a pension). Those days are gone.
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