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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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Marathon season comes twice a year, in the spring and the fall, and we are now finishing up with the 2018 fall season, exciting for me because I added two states to my total (I now have a marathon in 15 states), and for fans of Costa Rica, a Tica (Jenny Méndez) won the Marine Corp […] ...
Posted: Nov 14 2018 @ 10:17 AM
New York City may be known for its big buildings and big crowds, but you can get back to nature without having to travel too far. Scott and I moved to Riverdale in the Bronx after I had spent 40+ years living in Manhattan (I even went to college here!) and Scott had spent most […] ...
Posted: Nov 10 2018 @ 4:33 PM
Costa Rica FIRE got a mention recently on VICE.com, as I shared tips for digital nomads – i.e., gainfully employed people who choose to do their work remotely so they can travel at the same time. Apparently, there are 5 million digital nomads in the US, and Scott and I hope to join them as […] ...
Posted: Nov 05 2018 @ 6:10 PM
My 17-year old and I are BIG fans of Rowan Atkinson ever since stumbling on a compilation of his skits, including this hysterical bit with Atkinson in religious garb, at a lectern, retelling popular Bible stories. So I jumped on an offer of two free tickets to the New York premiere of Johnny English Strikes […] ...
Posted: Oct 28 2018 @ 11:32 AM
I’ve written before about the perks of the FIRE lifestyle, such as getting to do weekend activities in the middle of the week, beating the crowds and perhaps scoring some bargains. However, you don’t need to wait till you’re financial independent and untethered from a traditional job to live the FIRE lifestyle. If you negotiate […] ...
Posted: Oct 27 2018 @ 5:26 PM
Scott recently ran the Maine Marathon in Portland on a Sunday so we turned the trip into a four-day, couples-only weekend (a perk of the FIRE lifestyle!). We both love the water, and Maine has plenty of that, so we planned our pre-marathon Saturday around different water views – The Giant’s Stairs on Bailey Island, […] ...
Posted: Oct 24 2018 @ 11:35 AM
I’ve written somewhat tangentially about running the Maine Marathon last week. In the lead up to that race, a few weeks ago I ran an 18 mile training run. Since my summer training had been so bad and I had a hard time getting long runs done in the abnormally humid weather, I needed to downgrade […] ...
Posted: Oct 08 2018 @ 5:28 PM
I recently wrote about how I go about finding the best AirBNB unit for a trip, when planning to visit Portland. Well, that trip finally came around this past weekend, so that I could run the Maine Marathon. Sidenote – the Maine Marathon is a great race. Super friendly people, beautiful course, and we lucked […] ...
Posted: Oct 04 2018 @ 10:31 AM
In a previous post, we wrote about why we are considering selling some of our rental portfolio, specifically our properties in Indianapolis. One of the alternatives to selling outright would be to change property managers. While we wouldn’t realize cash from a sale if we continued to hold these properties (one of our key reasons […] ...
Posted: Sep 27 2018 @ 7:08 AM
Scott and I are divided on whether to sell our Indianapolis rental real estate. I’m on Team Sell, and since I tend to blog more frequently, I have already posted the bundle for sale.😊 Seriously, for marital bliss I wouldn’t recommend marketing property you own jointly with your spouse while you still disagree! I did […] ...
Posted: Sep 22 2018 @ 8:52 AM


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