In November, I had the pleasure of sitting down with physical therapist and early retiree Chris Mamula for a "Facebook Live" interview on the FifthWheelPT Facebook page. Chris is co-author of the new book, ChooseFI: Your Blueprint to Financial Independence, the primary writer on CanIRetireYet.com, and the author of a really great guest post on … Continue reading Live Interview with Chris Mamula: Co-Author of the New ChooseFI Book
Taking the Hypothetical Plunge I've mentioned many times in my monthly financial independence updates that for 2019 I decided to track all of my expenses for the entire year. Although quite arduous at times, this was a great experience for me and gave me insight on my actual spending and where my money goes each … Continue reading Lessons Learned and Results From a Full Year of Tracking Expenses
January has come to an end, and with it we're now at less than 6 weeks until we leave for our next long international trip to Latin America (Mexico, Central America, and South America)! We've been doing more planning for the trip over this past month, and it's been simultaneously exciting and tedious. This trip … Continue reading Financial Independence Update- January 2020
It has been almost 2 years since I last updated and wrote about my asset allocation. I've done a surprisingly terrible job monitoring changes and rebalancing my assets over the years. I'm not sure why that is exactly, but it's certainly something I'll be changing now that I've reached my financial independence goal and am … Continue reading Current Asset Allocation: November 2019
December was a fairly laid back month despite the holidays. Whitney had a couple extra days off from her Travel PT assignment due to the clinic being closed for Christmas and closing early on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve. I spent a lot of time in December in the gym and was rewarded with … Continue reading Financial Independence Update- December 2019
*by Whitney* Timeline: September 1-23, 2019 In September, we set out on our first big cross-country road trip! So far in our journey as travel therapists, we have only worked on the east coast, so the furthest road trip we had taken was from Virginia to Massachusetts and back. This year, we were planning to … Continue reading Cross-Country Road Trip Adventures (September 2019)!
In November Whitney started her new travel PT contract in Goldsboro, NC, and we moved back into the fifth wheel! After several repairs over the past year, the camper is in good working order now, and since it's just been sitting in storage, we decided to check out campground options in Goldsboro. We lucked out … Continue reading Financial Independence Update- November 2019
Back on the Road! When we got back from our European adventure at the end of August, we had only a few days before we'd planned to leave for a cross country road trip. Ideally we would have taken more time between the two-- but, like always it seems, we were in a bit of … Continue reading 2019 Cross Country Road Trip Summary and Expenses (~$54/day!)
Another Successful TripAfter our 5 month trip around the world last year in 2018, we had such a wonderful time that we knew it wouldn't be our last big international trip. We learned that the world is a huge place and there's so much to see before we decide to eventually settle down. The thirst … Continue reading 15 Weeks Traveling in Europe for Less than $47/day!
In October we were able to enjoy some much needed downtime at home in Virginia. After embarking on a 3 week cross-country road trip only days after getting back in the country from a 15 week international trip in Europe, we were more than ready for a break. We were able to spend some time … Continue reading Financial Independence Update- October 2019