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Taking our retired budget travel act to Western Europe, and how that went

After more than two years bumming around beaches in a retired budget travel lifestyle with relative ease in Mexico and Central America, we wanted to experience new parts of the world this year. 651 more words

Budget Travel

Rethinking the FI Budget - What Do We Really Need to Include?

It may have taken its time to arrive, but the weather is finally Spring-like in the UK. Every morning, I take the dog for a walk around the the nearby lake before most of the city is awake. 1,238 more words

Financial Independence

"I don't have time for that..."

How often do we hear the words, “I don’t have time for that.” I hear this excuse all the time from both friends and colleagues. Sure, in some cases it’s a valid excuse, but oftentimes it isn’t entirely accurate. 755 more words

Early Retirement

Where Has All The Deep Thought Gone?

Today I want to discuss some things that I normally don’t write about on this blog. There are now over 100 posts published here (wow, the time has flown by) with almost all of those being about travel therapy, early retirement/financial independence, or personal finance/investing. 2,730 more words

Financial Independence

Choose Your Life First

So maybe you’re younger, like me, just getting started with your journey of a “financially responsible life”. Great! Maybe you want a lot of money, a nice house, a nice car because that’s what financially savvy people do… Okay, I get it. 832 more words

Financial Independence

Born in the USA

We’re on our annual holiday to the U.S. (arguably the home of FIRE) doing a road trip of the Western states. We’ve currently stopped in Scottsdale, Arizona, which is essentially one massive shopping mall and seems to offer a pretty pleasant lifestyle – if you have the cash. 618 more words

Early Retirement

Silver Springs

Ocala, FL – May, 2018 The time finally came in the middle of May to leave Florida and slowly make our way to Missouri. We covered Bella and got her secured on her boat lift, closed up the house, loaded up the 5th wheel, and hit the road. 1,151 more words