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Justin

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Name:
Root of Good
Category:
Early Retirement
Tags:
Frugality/Saving, Parenting/Family
Start Year:
2013

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Location:
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Age:
30s
Race:
White
Gender:
Male
Life stage:
RETIRED
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Latest Blog Posts

Wow, January flew by! I can't believe it's already February.  Here in North Carolina it was a rather frigid January.  We experienced not one, but TWO (!!) snowstorms during the month which is a rare occurrence.  If you've never experienced snow in the South, it's a treat. Everything shuts down and the kids get a few days off school.  We busted out the sleds, bundled up, and made the most ...
Posted: Feb 05 2018 @ 6:30 AM
Visiting us this week is Bob Lai, the blogger behind Canadian Financial Independence and Early Retirement blog "Tawcan" with an important message on living the good life with a Danish influence. Unless you have been living under a rock the last few years, you probably have come across the word “hygge.” Hygge is a concept that comes from Denmark. Directly translated, it means cozy. For some reason, hygge has been the ...
Posted: Jan 24 2018 @ 11:30 AM
Stop number six on our nine week summer vacation across Europe brings us to Venice, Italy!  After a two hour train ride from Milan, we arrived in Venice's main train station around noon.  Quick trip recap leading up to Venice: we flew to Milan from Seville, Spain on a super cheap two hour Ryanair flight.  Earlier in our trip, we visited Lisbon, Portugal, then flew to Malaga in southern Spain before taking a ...
Posted: Jan 16 2018 @ 11:30 AM
Happy New Year!  Another great year in the books for us.  Our youngest started kindergarten. We took an amazing nine week trip to Europe.  And with all the kids in school we were finally able to take advantage of a nice last minute travel deal when Mrs. Root of Good and I jumped on a cruise to the Caribbean for a week.  Our early retirement lifestyle is going well. Here's how ...
Posted: Jan 08 2018 @ 11:30 AM
Welcome to stop number five on our nine week trip across Europe! This post covers the four days we spent in Milan, Italy at the end of June. We flew to Milan from Seville, Spain on a super cheap two hour Ryanair flight.  Earlier in our trip, we visited Lisbon, Portugal, then flew to Malaga in southern Spain before taking a bus to Granada. This was our first time in Italy and ...
Posted: Dec 18 2017 @ 2:37 PM
Where did the year go' As I write this we are less than four weeks from 2018! Time flies when you are having fun.  As usual, November weather has been beautiful here in North Carolina and we have enjoyed many nice days outside.  Now that December is here, it's starting to feel more like winter with the short days and frost on the ground for a brief time span some ...
Posted: Dec 06 2017 @ 11:30 AM
Every year or two I revisit my assumption that I'm spending my money in an optimal way.  Sometimes this means shopping my home and auto policies to several new insurers to make sure I'm getting the best rates available. More recently, I questioned whether I could save money by buying in bulk at Costco or by shifting more grocery spending to Target or Walmart. Enter the cost comparison.  During September and ...
Posted: Nov 20 2017 @ 4:30 PM
October was another great month for us!  We had a blast, blew some money on a quick jaunt on the high seas, and enjoyed the outdoors. And grew $42,000 wealthier while having all that fun.  No complaints here. In financial terms, our net worth climbed to $1,978,000.  Income remained steady at $4,573 while total spending for the month of October remained modest at $1,748.  Given that we don't even spend our ...
Posted: Nov 07 2017 @ 4:30 PM
We're on the road again with installment #4 from our nine week voyage across Europe.  This week we're highlighting our last stop in Spain: Seville!  Quick recap: after visiting Lisbon, Portugal, we flew to Malaga in southern Spain then took a bus to Granada. After Granada, we traveled a few hours west to Seville. We spent four nights in central Seville in an Airbnb overlooking the Alameda de Hercules plaza.  Capital ...
Posted: Oct 17 2017 @ 3:30 PM
This week we're visiting the third stop on our nine week family vacation in Europe.  After spending two nights in Malaga, Spain, the five of us set out on a two hour bus ride to Granada, Spain. Upon arriving in Granada, we immediately noticed it was very hot but very dry.  We caught a city bus to the center of town, hopped off, and walked the last five minutes to our ...
Posted: Oct 10 2017 @ 3:30 PM

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