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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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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
These days, Barbara Corcoran is probably best known for judging the start-up pitch show, Shark Tank. As a native New Yorker and real estate fangirl, however, I will always think of Barbara Corcoran as the founder behind New York City real estate agency, The Corcoran Group. After splitting with her boyfriend and first business partner, […] ...
Posted: Aug 11 2019 @ 12:51 PM
If you saw the press around how Jay-Z is hip hop’s first billionaire, you might have glossed over it for the entertainment value but missed how important it is to your FIRE plans. Sure, Jay-Z and other celebrities have outsized paychecks that bear little resemblance to the money you and I have to work with. […] ...
Posted: Aug 06 2019 @ 7:30 PM
After four full days in Provence and just under four days in Lyon, we had a 10+ hour road trip for our final stop in Paris. We were scheduled to spend our final days in Tours in the Loire Valley, but changed to Paris because of the heat wave. Temperatures were projected to exceed 100-degrees […] ...
Posted: Aug 01 2019 @ 4:14 PM


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