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Secondly, if there may be marriage, children and a mortgage in your future, your ability to fund retirement may be seriously dented for a few years -- making it even more important to aggressively fund it *now*
While I agree with this in principle, the fact is that IF travel is important to you those same things can impact it. It's hard to travel with kids, having just bought a house, with ailing parents needing support, or (sometimes) in later years if illness happens.

When I was a renter, I traveled a LOT (way more than I do now as a business owner and home owner). And I'm very happy I did those trips when I did. For some places the political climate is worse now. My work situation now is totally different. And I don't know what the future holds as far as family obligations, health issues, etc.

I did set myself back a fair bit towards my retirement probably. But to travel then is something I would never have given up. It's all a matter of choice.
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