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Life Less Conventional

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A Life Less Conventional
Early Retirement
Money, Minimalism
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New York, New York, United States
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DINK (Dual Income, No Kids)
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With 120 nights to find a bed to sleep in, we knew we needed to think outside our usual accommodation box of hotels to keep our 4 months of travel reasonably priced. We set ourselves a $100 limit for each night, set arbitrarily as that’s how much we happened to pay for our apartment in New York – $100 a night if you divided our monthly rent up. We could of ...
Posted: Aug 14 2017 @ 2:00 AM
We’ve been on the road for 2 months now(!) and so I’ve had some time to really test out all the items we’ve packed and even if what we packed has all been useful (I’m happy to report it all has been!). Even though everything we packed has a use, some items have been real live savers whilst we travel. And we’re not just talking physical items on this list, we’re ...
Posted: Aug 07 2017 @ 4:00 AM
Another week brings another chance to hear from someone around the globe who is pursuing financial independence. This week, we’re in my home country of U.K. Even though I’ve not lived there for the past 3.5 years, we’ll be back permanently in a few short months and I can’t wait! So, without further ado, let’s dive into today’s interview, from Money Tree Man! Introduce Yourself Hi, I’m the Money Tree Man – ...
Posted: Aug 02 2017 @ 4:00 AM
It’s true that we keep track of every single penny we spend and think carefully about every decision we make with regards to spending but the important thing is we still spend money. Yes, we’re focused on making the most of what we have by striving to reach a point where we don’t need conventional 9-5 jobs but our journey to that point is not one of frugality (although that’s ...
Posted: Jul 31 2017 @ 4:00 AM
FIRE Around the Globe is back with a new interview! So far in this series we’ve heard from folks as far flung around the globe as Australia, Singapore, the Netherlands and Canada all pursuing financial independence. No matter where you live, it seems like achieving financial independence is sought after dream. Today, we hear from FI Big Sky who are based in the USA. Introduce Yourself Hi there! We’re the Fi Family. Fi ...
Posted: Jul 26 2017 @ 4:00 AM
On a hike recently, lost in my thoughts, I began to ponder that the journey to financial independence is a lot like hiking. The more I thought about it, the more it made sense; a lot of the emotions/stages you go through on a lengthy hike are applicable to the motions of striving for financial freedom. I’ve probably had more time than usual to mull this over at the moment, as ...
Posted: Jul 24 2017 @ 5:00 AM
I’ve always thrived and felt that tingling of anticipation when I know we’ve got a trip planned. My head fills with all the things I can spend my day doing – some reading, a nice hike, a couple of hours rest on the sun lounger and perhaps some kayaking or cycling before trying out a new restaurant for dinner. Those things are all part of the experience to me. However, ...
Posted: Jul 17 2017 @ 4:00 AM
And just like that our month in Europe has ended. Not to be too sad though, as that means the next part of our travels in Australasia has begun! It’s just so crazy how long you can look forward to something and then it’s over before you know it. Everything that begins, ends, which is why you it’s important to just savour the experience and live in the moment. Which is ...
Posted: Jul 09 2017 @ 8:00 PM
I feel like every year, as wedding season rolls around, there’s numerous articles on the internet warning couples not to get into debt for their big day. And of couples lamenting their lavish wedding and the headaches it’s caused in terms of the debt they incurred for it. Recent figures published from the U.K’s Debt Advisory Service (in July 2016) showed that: A quarter of people borrow money to pay for their ...
Posted: Jul 02 2017 @ 11:00 PM
Welcome to the sixth FIRE Around the Globe interview, where we hear from different people around the world with financial independence as a life goal. This week we hear from a couple living in Romania who are already financially free! Introduction Emma and Robert are an international couple. She comes from Scotland and he comes from Romania, from an area with a Hungarian minority. They met in Germany, where they currently live. ...
Posted: Jun 28 2017 @ 1:00 AM


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