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Myles Wakeham

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Name:
Be Unconstrained
Category:
Early Retirement
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An alternative approach to FI. We teach financial sustainability, life freedom and escaping the clutches of 21st century enslavement. Check us out!
Start Year:
2018

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Location:
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
Age:
50s
Race:
Unspecified
Gender:
Male
Life stage:
EMPTY NESTER(S)
Profession:
Nothing
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Latest Blog Posts

We just returned from a family weekend to Las Vegas and although the shows are incredible and we all enjoyed them, walking down the Strip and being shunted in and out of casinos forces you to see the dichotomy that is Las Vegas and the life of the constrained.There is a running theme with many people that reach out to me after reading my blog articles or listening to ...
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I don’t give personal financial advice. But what I will do is to open the kimono, so to speak, and tell you what I’m doing. Maybe history will prove me to be foolish or wrong, or some super genius or something, but I have no crystal ball. What I do have, however, is a sensitivity and observation of what is going on in the world and I use that directly ...
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I’m not a fan of the Tim Ferris book, “The 4 Hour Work Week”. It is a flawed method for achieving what people aspire to - a life of abundance with little effort. It celebrates the concept of little work and big rewards, and is no magic formula for life. The fact is the more you give up and outsource the more constrained you are. Let’s ...
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When I was 32, I retired. It didn’t end well. This is my retirement story. Take from it what you can. Life isn't experienced in some cubicle somewhere, but the majority of people I talk to who are embracing FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early) don't really understand what life looks like on the other side of the retirement line and why they might want to rethink ...
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When you travel and return home, there is a clarity that comes with that. If only for a short period of time, you see things for what they are. I'm going to share my clarity from about 5 months of travel, with periodic returns back to the USA, before those memories are obliterated by day to day events. I live in Arizona. It is the desert and living here ...
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I have had my surgery in Mexico. For anyone that wants an honest accounting of the process and costs, I have laid it all out in detail here. You be the judge of whether this is right for you. For me, it was. I am writing this about five days after having major total shoulder replacement surgery in Guadalajara, Mexico. This is the second article in a series and the context, rationale ...
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It can be a frightening thing - choosing to go to a foreign country to get major surgery. The vast majority of us find that a bridge too far to cross. You would think that an immigrant from Australia, who has had a lot of surgery there after a major car accident, would not have such a psychological battle with having surgery in Mexico or any other foreign ...
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I am returning from a 3 week trip to my home in Australia. I was born there, spent the first 25 years of my life there, then the next 30 years in USA. Each year I go back to South Australia to see family. As much as I love my home city of Adelaide, I’m saddened by what I see going on there and the liquidation of ...
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We should all take the best care of our teeth. But in the USA, costs are outrageous. Insurance doesn't cover most dental procedures and patients are often presented with $10K+ bills for basic dental work. If they realized there was a better option right on their doorstep, this could all be avoided. Welcome to medical tourism, and the border town of Los Algodones, Mexico.You have probably ...
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It is Q3 2019 as I write this, and all I am seeing on the news media is the word “Recession” thrown around in abandon on all the financial news channels. This is the new “clickbait” to try and scare people into watching their shows. But here’s a completely contrarian view of the topic that might give you a positive view and why I LOVE recessions I have written ...
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