Around The World Trip: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

*By Whitney* Malaysia was the 9th country on our trip! If you haven’t already, check out my posts on our adventures at the other stops:  Edinburgh, Scotland Dublin, Ireland Agadir, Morocco London, England Berlin and Munich, Germany Chiang Mai, Thailand Luang Prabang, Laos Vientiane, Laos Chiang Rai, Thailand Hanoi and Ha Long, Vietnam Da Nang, Hoi An, … Continue reading Around The World Trip: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Around the World Trip: Da Nang, Hoi An, and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

*By Whitney* Vietnam was the 8th country on our trip! We had already been to Northern Vietnam and were heading to Central and Southern Vietnam! If you haven’t already, check out my posts on our adventures at the other stops:  Edinburgh, Scotland Dublin, Ireland Agadir, Morocco London, England Berlin and Munich, Germany Chiang Mai, Thailand Luang Prabang, … Continue reading Around the World Trip: Da Nang, Hoi An, and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Progress to Financial Independence- October 2018

Whew, October was a rough month for equities and a bit of a scary month for me financially! The S&P 500 index was down about 7% on the month and international and emerging markets didn't fair very well either. My portfolio definitely took a hit, but I didn't lose any sleep over it since the … Continue reading Progress to Financial Independence- October 2018

Around the World Trip: Hanoi and Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

*By Whitney* Vietnam was the 8th country on our trip! If you haven’t already, check out my posts on our adventures at the other stops:  Edinburgh, Scotland Dublin, Ireland Agadir, Morocco London, England Berlin and Munich, Germany Chiang Mai, Thailand Luang Prabang, Laos Vientiane, Laos Chiang Rai, Thailand Timeline for Hanoi: Oct 4-8th, and Ha Long: Oct … Continue reading Around the World Trip: Hanoi and Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

The Guide to Minimizing Dining Expenses While Traveling Internationally

This is the second part in my series on saving money when traveling internationally. If you haven't read the first part on saving money on housing expenses while traveling, then check out that post to learn more about our current trip and my goal to spend less than $6,000 while traveling around the world for … Continue reading The Guide to Minimizing Dining Expenses While Traveling Internationally

Interview on the “ChooseFI” Podcast

I was very excited to be featured on the ChooseFI podcast after an interview I had last month with The hosts Brad and Jonathon. I talked about my path to FI including working only 3 years full time, having a 90% savings rate, and some tips on how I have been able to travel the … Continue reading Interview on the “ChooseFI” Podcast

How It’s Possible to Retire in Five Years or Less: The Power of Your Savings Rate

Whenever someone finds out that I worked only three years full time after graduating from physical therapy school, and that I'm very close to financial independence at 29 years old, the natural question that follows is, "How is that possible?" The answer to that question lies in the magic of my savings rate. My Savings … Continue reading How It’s Possible to Retire in Five Years or Less: The Power of Your Savings Rate