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Caroline and Scott

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Costa Rica FIRE
Real Estate
Real Estate, Finance, Travel, FIRE, Costa Rica
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Bronx, New York, United States
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
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I didn’t make this up. Costa Rica is literally Champion Of The Earth! Champions of the Earth is the UN’s highest environmental honor, and it celebrates outstanding figures from the public and private sectors and from civil society whose actions have had a transformative, positive impact on the environment. Costa Rica was named for 2019 […] ...
Posted: Sep 26 2019 @ 7:10 PM
The Flight Network, a deal-focused travel provider, polled over 1,000 travel writers and agencies (including Costa Rica FIRE!) to come up with its 2019 list for the 50 most beautiful cities. And the top 10 winners are: Paris New York London Venice Vancouver Barcelona Cape Town San Francisco Sydney Rome In addition to our hometown […] ...
Posted: Sep 23 2019 @ 5:08 PM
CNN Health reported on a new study out of Heidelberg University in Germany, which found that parents are happier than non-parents in old age, but ONLY if their kids have moved out. We are a sample size of one: we dropped off our youngest to college in late August and were on a plane to Costa […] ...
Posted: Sep 20 2019 @ 10:36 PM
We’re staying in Costa Rica for a full month, so it’s a great experiment in day-to-day living. One of my goals for our stay this time was trying out the health care. I decided to start with a visit to the dentist since I am in-between dentists at home. My regular New York City dentist […] ...
Posted: Sep 18 2019 @ 10:25 AM
About one year ago, we started exploring selling our Indianapolis portfolio. You can see the property details on all five rentals here, and our sell v. hold analysis here. In a nutshell, this was our highest cash-flowing geography (compared to Asheville, Jacksonville and Tamarindo), which is why we bought in this market. But it was […] ...
Posted: Sep 10 2019 @ 1:42 PM
Caroline and I just finished up our first week in Costa Rica. We will be here for just about a month in total. Our prior trips have all just been a few days, so after a week here it feels like it time to be going back home. But since we are now empty-nesters, there […] ...
Posted: Sep 08 2019 @ 12:35 PM
Continuing our posts on your FIRE questions, such as when you are late to saving, when you and your spouse disagree or when you don’t want to pinch pennies, we come to another savings obstacle – the high cost of elder care. How do you insure for long-term care? How do you budget for the […] ...
Posted: Aug 28 2019 @ 8:08 PM
Thanks to the feedback we received on your FIRE questions, we have tackled how to make FIRE possible when you and your spouse disagree or when you don’t want to pinch pennies. Now, we’re tackling another question, this time about retirement in general, not just early retirement: How do you make FI possible when you’re […] ...
Posted: Aug 19 2019 @ 8:55 PM
The purpose of our visit to Cleveland was to attend the Real Wealth Network Income Property Showcase event. You can read all about that event over here. We added a 2nd day to the trip so we’d have more time to sample what Cleveland has to offer! Are We Back In Paris? Fun fact about […] ...
Posted: Aug 16 2019 @ 4:35 PM
Scott and I took a work/ play road trip to Cleveland for the 2019 Real Wealth Eastern Income Property Showcase Event. Real Wealth Network is a real estate education and referral network that partners with turnkey providers in various markets. Based in California, they do most of their conferences out west, but once a year […] ...
Posted: Aug 15 2019 @ 10:52 AM


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