The Great Student Loan Pause and Its Impacts

It has now been over two years since the federal student loan pause began in March of 2020. After multiple extensions of the original pause, alas, the end date of May 2022 has been once again extended, now until August 31st, 2022. The odds are that repayment won't begin then either, in my humble opinion. … Continue reading The Great Student Loan Pause and Its Impacts

Financial Independence Update- March 2022

We spent the month of March traveling through Guatemala, Mexico, Colombia, and Peru, continuing on our Latin America Trip. By the beginning of March we were mostly recovered from Covid after a couple of weeks. That is besides general deconditioning from a significant reduction in activity while sick. After being stuck in Mexico City much … Continue reading Financial Independence Update- March 2022

Financial Independence Update- February 2022

At the beginning of February we started our 2.5 month international trip, but our first stop on the trip was actually San Antonio, Texas for the APTA CSM conference (the biggest physical therapy conference of the year). The conference went really well, and we got to meet dozens of our followers, mostly from Instagram, and … Continue reading Financial Independence Update- February 2022

Hawaii: Living, Working & Exploring for 3 months (Recap)!

In the summer of 2021, we had the experience of a lifetime getting to live, work and play in Hawaii for 3 months! I (Whitney) had the opportunity to take a travel physical therapy contract on the Big Island, and Jared came along for the adventure! We had an amazing time, and I want to … Continue reading Hawaii: Living, Working & Exploring for 3 months (Recap)!

Financial Independence Update- January 2022

At the beginning of January we took a couple week road trip from Virginia down to Key West FL with lots of stops along the way. We met up with friends, followers, and family all along our route, but the main purpose of the trip was to see the national parks in Florida as well … Continue reading Financial Independence Update- January 2022

Latin America Trip: The Sequel

If you've been following this site for a while, you know that Whitney and I usually do a lot of international travel. Back in 2018, we decided that we wanted to spend at least 4 months out of the country each year following semi-retirement that year. I also decided to track my expenses on each … Continue reading Latin America Trip: The Sequel

Financial Independence Update- December 2021

Whitney and I stayed busy throughout December. Between working on our websites and social media accounts; a partially spur of the moment eight day trip to Puerto Rico; Christmas; and planning, packing, and leaving right after Christmas for a road trip to south Florida, we had very little down time. But despite being busy, our … Continue reading Financial Independence Update- December 2021

Financial Independence Update- November 2021

November went by really quickly. During the month, Whitney and I took a two week road trip to Upstate New York to hike and visit some friends, and go to Niagara Falls. I'd never been to Niagara falls, Whitney hadn't been since she was a kid, and neither of us had ever been to the … Continue reading Financial Independence Update- November 2021

Financial Independence Update- October 2021

October was a HUGE month! I turned 33 years old on the 20th, and I also had the best month of my life both in terms of income and investment returns. It's pretty cool to be breaking all time monthly income records considering it's been almost three years since I last worked full time. We … Continue reading Financial Independence Update- October 2021

2021 Cross Country Road Trip Summary and Expenses

We enjoyed last year's road trip in our van so much that we decided to do a very similar trip this year! We altered the route to be able to see more of the country including some new national parks and states we hadn't been to yet. We also shortened the trip by a couple … Continue reading 2021 Cross Country Road Trip Summary and Expenses