My family and I are moving to Spain for a year this summer. I am still working things out with my employer to see if I can work remotely (I'm a programmer, and it shouldn't be a problem), but I may not know for certain before our visa interview in March. We also plan to sell our house, but most likely won't close before the interview.
So we know that we will have enough money as long as our house sells OR if my company allows me to work remotely, but I'm not sure that we'll be able to prove either of those things by March. My understanding is that we would need either a letter from my employer or sufficient savings in a bank account. We have a healthy savings account, but not the full amount to cover a year (which Spain's application indicates would be around $50,000). We have plenty of funds in retirement accounts (401ks and IRAs). Can we use that money as proof of financial viability? Or does anyone have other ideas about how to prove we will be financially independent?
Thanks for your help!