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Mr. and Mrs. Countdown

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Countdown to FI
Early Retirement
Investing, travel hacking, minimalism, frugality, budgeting
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
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Show Notes: Mr. CTF and Mr. Groovy sit down for a chat.  Things discussed: Mr. Groovy discusses moving from NY to NC to Groovy Ranch and the thought process behind the move Fears and realities of uprooting Transition from wages to retirement Public vs Private Sector Jobs New reality of healthcare  ALMOST a rant on […] ...
Posted: Mar 13 2018 @ 2:32 AM
A little while ago, I got a promotion, and everyone was really excited about it…except me.  I couldn’t quite put my finger on why.  I just knew that I wasn’t as excited as everyone expected me to be, which made me do a lot of thinking as to why I wasn’t thrilled like everyone else. […] ...
Posted: Mar 12 2018 @ 10:41 PM
Show Notes: We’re back with just the two of us this week.  A lot has happened in the past few weeks so: Monthly recap Promotion – what to do with the raise' Stocks on sale – is a correction coming' Tax pivot Goals for days The next travel hack adventure Those hotel maps we talk […] ...
Posted: Mar 06 2018 @ 2:01 AM
Show Notes: On today’s show we interview Kevin, the Financial Panther.  Topics discussed include: Kevin’s journey and amazing law school student loan payoff Career flexibility Side hustles Biking to work Travel hacking Barista FIRE To learn more about Kevin, check him out at: blog: financialpanther.com   twitter: @financialpanthe ...
Posted: Feb 27 2018 @ 3:00 AM
Show Notes: If you haven’t heard from Gwen and J from the FIRE Drill podcast then you are in for a real treat! In this episode we have the ladies on the show and have a wide-ranging discussion on many topics: How millennials are viewed Career and college advice Gwen’s plans to leave wage work […] ...
Posted: Feb 19 2018 @ 10:00 PM
Show Notes: You’re in for a real treat in this episode! The CTF’s debate (argue) about what we should prioritize: paying off our student loans or investing into our taxable brokerage account. You are probably going to agree with Mrs. Countdown. Other gems in this show include: -Recap of our Orlando travel hack and getting denied for […] ...
Posted: Feb 13 2018 @ 2:00 AM
Month in Review: This is one of those months that is embarrassing.  We sucked when it came to food.  We ate out a lot.  A lot.  The problem with eating out is that it is a compounding problem: eating out for dinner means no leftovers, which usually means eating out for lunch.  I feel it’s […] ...
Posted: Feb 11 2018 @ 4:59 PM
Notice: This post contains affiliate links for which Mrs. CTF and I are compensated if you buy the product through the link.  It doesn’t increase the costs for you and helps us pay for the costs of this ad-free site. 🙂 Podcasts have had a profound impact on my life. It is such a powerful […] ...
Posted: Feb 11 2018 @ 2:00 AM
Show Notes: Mr. and Mrs. Countdown discuss how the month of January went financially and our process for updating our net worth and financial independence spreadsheets.   Other things discussed: How we did on the budget for the month Fighting perfectionism Our zero emissions week Rant on big ass trucks Mr. CTF gets braggy about how […] ...
Posted: Feb 08 2018 @ 12:01 AM
Month in Review: This month we had a budget of $210 for food.  Technically it started out at $250, but then New Year’s Eve rolled around.  We decided that maybe we should celebrate the last day of Mr. Countdown’s pizza job and the end of really crazy year.  Queue the alcohol, junk food, and pizza.  […] ...
Posted: Feb 01 2018 @ 2:01 AM


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