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Caroline and Scott

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Costa Rica FIRE
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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 have been to Paris once before for a few days, but exploring the rest of France was high on my bucket list. Thanks to the flexibility that FIRE affords, we were able to jump on a ticket sale and ended up paying just over $600 per Paris/ NY round-trip ticket in July! We scheduled […] ...
Posted: Jul 20 2019 @ 5:04 PM
Not only are Scott and I working on achieving FIRE together, but we are also in business together. In fact, we are currently developing a new course called Making FIRE Possible, which covers the main strategies we have used to exit the traditional corporate grind and achieve our first stage of FIRE in Costa Rica. […] ...
Posted: Jul 09 2019 @ 11:37 AM
I feel lucky that I have always had good money management habits – e.g., I don’t overspend, I save and invest regularly. Therefore, I don’t think much about basic money management strategies, and I don’t cover these tips in this blog. However, I was reading a great money habits post from PlanEasy, and it struck […] ...
Posted: Jul 05 2019 @ 3:13 PM
By Nate Matherson, Co-founder of personal finance site LendEDU, and a recent college graduate from the University of Delaware’s Class of 2016. As a student debtor himself, Nate is an expert in all things related to paying for college and student loan debt. Paying for college has become unaffordable for most families, so borrowing has […] ...
Posted: Jul 02 2019 @ 3:41 PM
Some FIRE proponents interpret the “Retire Early” part of FIRE to mean retiring in your 30’s or even 20’s. Maybe it’s because I’m in my 40’s, but I still believe retiring in your 40’s or 50’s is retiring early. I certainly believe that the pursuit of FIRE becomes more important in your 40’s, 50’s and […] ...
Posted: Jun 26 2019 @ 12:18 AM
The Old Croton Aqueduct was created as a system to feed water to New York City. It was designed and built in the 1830’s and opened in 1842, over 175 years ago! It carried water 41 miles from the Croton Reservoir all the way to Manhattan, ending in a spectacular reservoir at what is today […] ...
Posted: Jun 22 2019 @ 5:56 PM
Right next to the Governor’s Island Ferry terminal is the Staten Island Ferry terminal. The ferry ride is about 20 minutes but it gives you an amazing view of the Statue of Liberty and Manhattan skyline, as well as Ellis Island and Governor’s Island. On a summer day, the breeze alone is worth the trip. […] ...
Posted: Jun 22 2019 @ 5:54 PM
Governor’s Island is a place I visited several times when I was in junior high school, when Governor’s Island was still owned by the Coast Guard. It has since been turned over to New York City and is a public park with lush picnic grounds, ample benches along the water with views of the Manhattan […] ...
Posted: Jun 22 2019 @ 1:53 PM
We recently visited the New York Botanical Garden to take advantage of the free grounds admission on Wednesday. The Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden was barely in bloom – just a handful of the dozens of bushes had flowered. So we returned two weeks after our initial visit, and what a difference! Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden […] ...
Posted: Jun 19 2019 @ 8:53 PM
Untermyer Gardens is one of the excursions we took near our home in New York City in late May / early June 2019. We first Untermyer Gardens for the first time a couple of years ago. It is right next to Lenoir Preserve, which we wrote about at the time, so we often visit these […] ...
Posted: Jun 19 2019 @ 8:24 PM


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