Just want to share some good news with you. Your mom and I just paid off our mortgage on our house! So now we are moving to the next stage--preparation of your brother's college cost and our retirement catch-up saving. It proves that with careful planning and discipline we can achieve our financial freedom. Your mom and I have lived within our mean, and we are one-step closer to our financial freedom now.
Be prepared if I ask you for money in emergency.:). I only have cash for 2 months of living. However, don’t worry, we are going to be ok in a few months. Without paying mortgage, we can save 1K more every month...
Your mom was deeply touched after reading your letter. Both she and I want to thank you for your nice words and the check.
We do not need your help at this moment. Your mom suggested a traditional Chinese way--cash you check and save the money for your wedding. As you once said that I was a most-Americanized Chinese dad, I wish to maintain our "independent status". Therefore, we will keep your check in a frame so we can see it everyday. :).
We did celebrate after we paid off our mortgage. It was your brother's choice--5 Guys. Since it was the 1st time to visit the restaurant for your mom and me, I did not even order a topping for my burger--a very special memory for the celebration, I guess.
I will take you words, taking your mom and brother to the best restaurant in town after your brother starts his high school later this month. It is also a big event in our life as mom and dad, which deserves a big celebration...
作为生物WSN，是不可能有财产留给子女的。但我希望我和太太追求的“financially independent”精神能让孩子也以自立为荣。钓鱼种菜的低碳生活方式，我是开Corolla的Proud Dad！