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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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January is over and February is already half way over. It's been a busy month here at the Root of Good house and I've been a total slacker when it comes to blogging. Since the start of the year we have researched, planned, and booked not one, but two (!!) big international trips (more details below). The unseasonably warm winter weather has proved quite a distraction too (in a very ...
Posted: Feb 18 2020 @ 7:30 AM
After a busy end of the year, it has taken me a while to pull this monthly update together. In December, we spent twelve days on a cruise. Once we returned home, the Christmas holiday season started shortly thereafter. Then the New Year's celebration commenced. In between were several other gatherings of family and friends.  I'm looking forward to a much lazier 2020!  From a financial perspective, we had a great month ...
Posted: Jan 15 2020 @ 7:30 AM
The year is coming to a close.  Time to get your financial house in order before we pop the bubbly and ring in the new year. Here are some tips to optimize your finances before it's too late: The post 11 Tips to Finish the Year Strong appeared first on Root of Good. ...
Posted: Dec 29 2019 @ 6:46 PM
Here we are in the middle of December with just a few weeks left in the year. Where did the year go? It's busy times as usual here in the Root of Good household. As I write this we are packing our bags to set sail to the Caribbean (again) on the MSC Divina and by the time this post goes live we'll be somewhere in the Caribbean just off ...
Posted: Dec 11 2019 @ 7:30 AM
"Hey look it's another 1,000 year old temple! And monkeys are climbing all over us!" That's right, we spent a week in Siem Reap, Cambodia touring the ancient temples of the Angkor Wat complex. Our visit to Siem Reap was part of our seven week Southeast Asia vacation that included two weeks in Vietnam and a week in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. After Siem Reap we headed to Thailand for a ...
Posted: Dec 03 2019 @ 7:30 AM
Another month flew by! In October, we embraced the fall weather and enjoyed the changing of the leaves. The kids enjoyed dressing up for Halloween and gathering huge sacks full of candy. All of us enjoyed the very mild weather which makes the outdoors way more fun.  On the financial front, it was another great month. Our net worth climbed by $44,000 to reach an all time high of $2,167,000. Income ...
Posted: Nov 12 2019 @ 7:30 AM
Welcome back to another edition of Root of Good Travels the World. This time we're recapping a slice of our seven week Southeast Asia vacation. After departing Saigon, Vietnam, we traveled for six hours to the heart of Cambodia, the capital city of Phnom Penh, where we spent a week touring around town.  Phnom Penh is hard to summarize. There are towering high rise buildings and shiny shopping malls right alongside ...
Posted: Oct 29 2019 @ 6:30 AM
Summer is officially over and fall is here (finally). Between the heat and humidity of our summer vacation in Southeast Asia and the excessively warm September in North Carolina, I'm definitely ready for cooler weather. Fall, my favorite time of the year, means more pleasant outdoor weather for lounging in the hammock and exploring the woods on foot and by bike. September was a lazy month for us. I got in several ...
Posted: Oct 07 2019 @ 6:30 AM
Here we are days away from the official start of fall. We are fully recovered from our eight week vacation in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand. After we landed in Raleigh, we were immediately busy with back to school shopping for supplies and clothes and several rounds of school orientations now that each of our kids attend a different school. Throw a teenager's birthday party/sleepover into the mix and it made ...
Posted: Sep 16 2019 @ 6:30 AM
What do you do when you save a bunch of money and retire at 33? Spend months at a time traveling the world of course! This summer we spent eight weeks exploring the temples, palaces, and waterways of Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand in Southeast Asia.  In today's article, we cover the first segment of the trip where we visited two cities in Vietnam. After a looooong flight from the East Coast of ...
Posted: Sep 04 2019 @ 6:30 AM

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