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? Can… 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. What if we have our own mango tree!? One day, I hastily consumed one,… 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? Questions Groceries Eat Out Transportation Activities Free Walking Tour Santo Domingo Church Zocalo El Llano Park Mercado Benito Juarez Mercado 20 de Noviembre Monte Alban Zona Arqueologica de Mitla Shopping Phone Service Medical Other Expenses Verdict Why trial retirement? Travel is one spending that we cannot give up. It… 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
At any point in your very tiring work week, have you ever thought if you could just stop, pack your bags and be somewhere else where work and home responsibilities could not reach you – for a weekend? a few weeks? How about for a WHOLE MONTH? This idea was foreign to me before we… Continue reading The Why and How of our trial retirement in Oaxaca, Mexico
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