Semi-retired by working less

Hey Fellow Mustachians.

I was wondering if any of you is working part-time to have more freedom.

I was thinking about that really hard last month because I was looking for a new job. After few interviews, I’ve realised that I can either negotiate 15% salary increase or a day off with current salary.

So do you think it’s better to work a bit shorter to enjoy full FI or to enjoy 20% of FI right away? For me second option seems to be more attractive as with my current savings rate I’ll be FI in about 12 years. That’s pretty long time, so I’ve decided to make that time more enjoyable. It seems to me that 20% more free time now is more valuable than 2 or 3 years saved on the path to full FI.

What do you think?


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