Podcast Summaries

Podcast | Striving to be Better Stewards of Success

Financial independence not only frees us to do the things that fulfills us, but to help society in general. As individuals who live our lives with intention, we are called to be better stewards of success that comes our way. Building wealth slow and steady by eliminating debt, geoarbitrage, simple budgeting and investing are some of the ways (our guest) Almira Rabaca planned to be financially independent and be a better steward of success.

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Cusco Peru | Trial Retirement in Color

Welcome to our 3rd Trial Retirement in the oldest continuously inhabited city in South America, the seat of the great Incan empire, Cusco Peru.  In the series of posts that will follow we will explore this UNESCO World Heritage city, the ancient ruins (Sacsayhuamán, Qorikancha), and colorful pueblos around it to know how they changed… Continue reading Cusco Peru | Trial Retirement in Color

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Costa Rica | San José Tour and Cost of Living

San José is Costa Rica’s capital and largest city. Founded in the mid-west of the Central Valley in 1823, it is the youngest capital city in Latin America. It is the country’s seat of government, center of economic activity and major transportation hub surrounded by lush green mountains and valleys. You can get to San… Continue reading Costa Rica | San José Tour and Cost of Living

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Costa Rica | Rincon de la Vieja and Manuel Antonio National Park

The Colossus of Guanacaste Rincon de la Vieja National Park is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Guanacaste Conservation Area. The center of this park is formed by Santa Maria Volcano and Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, the largest and most active volcano in Guanacaste, Costa Rica at 6,286 feet. The park… Continue reading Costa Rica | Rincon de la Vieja and Manuel Antonio National Park

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Costa Rica | An Unexpected Trial Retirement Destination

The Unexpected 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 in… Continue reading Costa Rica | An Unexpected Trial Retirement Destination

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Oaxaca Mexico | A Budget Friendly Quick Guide

Table of Contents Why trial retirements?QuestionsGroceriesEat OutTransportationActivities Free Walking Tour Santo Domingo Church Zocalo El Llano Park Mercado Benito Juarez Mercado 20 de Noviembre Monte Alban Zona Arqueologica de Mitla ShoppingPhone ServiceMedicalOther ExpensesVerdict   Why trial retirements? Travel is one spending that we cannot give up. It is much easier for us to resist the… Continue reading Oaxaca Mexico | A Budget Friendly Quick Guide

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Budget | 8 Reasons Why it’s Not for Us

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 Budget | 8 Reasons Why it’s Not for Us