Are you itching to travel and get away from it all? Do you want to be in a place so beautiful you couldn’t even believe it? Then, you’re in the right post! Costa Rica, especially the areas close to the mountains like La Fortuna, is the perfect spot to immerse yourself in nature and disconnect… Continue reading Hidden Gems of Costa Rica: Rio Celeste and Tesoro Escondido Waterfall
Earning money is hard, but saving money is even harder. After working 40 plus hours each week, we feel that we just want to spend our paychecks and splurge like there is no tomorrow. We deserve it, but we know this only perpetuate a vicious cycle. Working hard itself made me realize one thing. That… Continue reading How to Save Money: Top 7 Ideas
Our unexpected trial retirement in Costa Rica continued north, a 3-hour drive from San Jose. Still getting used to driving in the highways and country roads, we headed out to the mountains to see the magnificent Arenal Volcano. We allotted 12 days to explore the area and chose to stay in La Fortuna. On a… Continue reading 6 Amazing Things do in La Fortuna Costa Rica
Thousands of miles away from home and work, have given us the privilege to think about our life choices. Are we risking our chance at early retirement with the amount of travel we are doing? Are we losing the opportunity to save up and invest to be financially independent? Is it worth the trade? La… Continue reading Discovering the Sweet Spot in our Journey towards Financial Independence
Change of Plans Like most people, I always want to be in control. As we all know life has ways to throw unexpected hurdles along your way. For this reason, I make sure that I arrive wherever I need to be as early as I can, and that I am equipped with a plan B… Continue reading Planning our Unexpected Trial-Retirement in Beautiful Costa Rica
A Crazy Kid with a Crazy Idea I loved mangoes when I was a kid, and still do now. When I learned that this sweet golden bundle of deliciousness came from trees, my naïve mind came up with a crazy idea. Photo by julie aagaard on Pexels.com What if we have our own mango tree!?… Continue reading Accelerate your Freedom through the Magic of Compound Interest
Do you love what you do? Do you struggle waking up every Monday morning? Can you imagine doing it for the next 3 to 4 decades of your life? Have you ever thought when you could stop? Do you want to do something else? Or do the same work not for the paycheck but because… Continue reading When Can I Retire?
Doubts and questions How many millions of dollars must we put away to be contented for the rest of our lives? Do we still have to work until we're 67? Is it possible to retire early? How much do I need to retire? Our humble beginnings My wife and I are roughly of the same… Continue reading How Much Do I Need to Retire?
Table of Contents Why trial retirement?QuestionsGroceriesEat OutTransportationActivitiesFree Walking TourSanto Domingo ChurchZocaloEl Llano ParkMercado Benito JuarezMercado 20 de NoviembreMonte AlbanZona Arqueologica de MitlaShoppingPhone ServiceMedicalOther ExpensesVerdict Why trial retirement? Travel is one spending that we cannot give up. It is much easier for us to resist the temptation of holiday outlet mall shopping. With travel we feel… Continue reading Quick Guide: Travel Oaxaca Mexico on a Budget
The budget is one of the most essential part of our financial journey. It is the rock on which all our financial goals stand. It is amazing how such simple tool could be so powerful. But according to a Gallup poll statistic, only about 1/3 of Americans (32%) maintain a household budget and that the… Continue reading 8 Reasons Why We Do Not Budget