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Name:
Travel Travel & Retire
Category:
Early Retirement
Tags:
travel with kids, bucket list, living, budgeting, early retirement, financial independence
Start Year:
2016

Blogger Bio

Net worth:
$505,000.00
Location:
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Age:
30s
Race:
Hispanic
Gender:
Female
Life stage:
DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
Profession:
Human Resources (HR)
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Latest Blog Posts

How do you make a plan and go after the life you want to live? Here is a practical guide to get you started: Life Development Plan – A Practical Guide: Part I Part II Part III     ...
Posted: Sep 14 2017 @ 12:44 AM
With a clear idea of our goals and what success looks like from Part II of this series, it is time to implement. Step 4: Capacity realignment Time to to compare how, in practice, we actually spend our time vs what we just stated were our priorities. When I did this exercise, I was shocked to discover how much of my time was going to things NOT on the list and how little ...
Posted: Sep 13 2017 @ 11:10 PM
Continuing from the prep steps discussed in Part I, below we get a little more granular. Step 3. Define current and success state After listing your overall priorities, go one level deeper on each bucket so you have  clarity around what ‘success’ means for each of them. It is possible that during this exercise you need to readjust your priority buckets, add or delete some – that is ok. Once  done, rate current ...
Posted: Sep 13 2017 @ 6:54 PM
Planning For Your Best Self I make a living helping executives achieve their professional development goals in corporate America. Today, I want to share how I apply these principles to my own growth, holistically. I created (and follow) a ‘life development plan’: a comprehensive guide and plan to be the best person I can be, aligned with my personal values and goals. I hope you find this guide useful and adapt any information ...
Posted: Sep 13 2017 @ 5:25 PM
At this stage we switched towards monthly goals to try to keep this a new habit, a way of life, not just a thing to do once in a while. Step 1: Goal One month to 1/2 our book collection from 4 full shelves (28″ x 14″) with two rows of books each, plus three storage cubes full of kids’ books, to 2 full shelves and 1 kids’ bin. Step 2:  Book Selection Pairing ...
Posted: Sep 06 2017 @ 2:39 PM
Entering the second phase of the process was still not too difficult, but required a little more thought and commitment than phase I, as expected. During this time, I have also gone to the library and checked out the book The More of Less by Joshua Becker (also a blog), which I recommend for those getting started on this journey. We also watched Minimalism: A Documentary About The Important Things, which ...
Posted: Sep 06 2017 @ 9:17 AM
A few months ago we started our minimalism journey as a family. The first phase consisted of the following: Step 1: Goal Agreement My husband and I talked about the importance and interest in doing this together and ensured that we were BOTH on the same page about achieving a simpler lifestyle.  At the beginning we did not want to become minimalists per se but at least move to a home with ...
Posted: Sep 06 2017 @ 8:02 AM
This is my attempt at documenting our journey towards minimalism. In the spirit of simplicity, I thought I would show you what that means to us: By extreme hoarder, I mean a house where you cannot even walk inside and even requires a storage unit outside of the home and garage to store even more stuff. In contrast, here is an example of the other side of the spectrum of a lady ...
Posted: Sep 05 2017 @ 2:03 PM
Our Minimalism Journey This is my attempt at documenting our journey towards minimalism. In the spirit of simplicity, I thought I would show you what that means to us: By extreme hoarder, I mean a house where you cannot even walk inside and even requires a storage unit outside of the home and garage to store even more stuff. In contrast, here is an example of the other side of the spectrum of ...
Posted: Sep 05 2017 @ 2:03 PM
When I started this journey, I was solely focused on FIRE. While our progress so far has been great, I am most impressed with the unintended consequences of what has happened in our lives since this shift and also due to some unexpected circumstances in my life. Once we started to take control of our finances the question emerged: What other areas of our lives could we further improve? And so, a ...
Posted: Sep 04 2017 @ 7:08 PM

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