10 Weeks Traveling Around Latin America for Less Than $85/day

Getting Back on the Horse After our original 5 month Latin America trip was cancelled in 2020, Whitney and I were very excited to replan at least a portion of the trip. We only had about half as much time to travel on this trip so our itinerary was significantly reduced, but we knew it … Continue reading 10 Weeks Traveling Around Latin America for Less Than $85/day

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

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

Aloha from Hawaii: Oahu, Maui, and Kauai Expense Report

After spending two full months on the Big Island for Whitney's Travel PT contract, we were excited to thoroughly explore the other three major Hawaiian islands. Although we did some amazing hikes on the Big Island, we didn't get the views that we were expecting after seeing a ton of Hawaiian hiking pictures from friends … Continue reading Aloha from Hawaii: Oahu, Maui, and Kauai Expense Report

Mexico Adventure 2021: Trip Recap and Expenses

*by Whitney* Return to International Travel in 2021 We had an amazing time exploring Mexico for two months earlier this year, in Februrary & March of 2021! This was our first international trip since Europe in 2019, since we had to cancel our Latin America trip in 2020 due to COVID! With there still being … Continue reading Mexico Adventure 2021: Trip Recap and Expenses

Current Crypto Asset Allocation and Return: April 2021

It has been exactly a year now since I made my very first two cryptocurrency purchases in April of 2020. This came after over a month of a very deep dive into not only the past and potential future of crypto, but also a thorough examination of the macroeconomic impact of COVID. Once I understood … Continue reading Current Crypto Asset Allocation and Return: April 2021

Why You Should Consider Investing in Bitcoin in 2021

I remember watching the Bitcoin bull market of 2017 and thinking that people buying then were crazy. After all, I'd spent time in 2016 and early 2017 researching cryptocurrencies and determining that the risk wasn't worth it with all things considered. It was completely baffling to me watching the price increase 20x after that. Comparisons … Continue reading Why You Should Consider Investing in Bitcoin in 2021

Challenges in a Post-FIRE Life

Since reaching semi-retirement in 2018 and actual financial independence in 2019, life has been a whirlwind! In the past two years, Whitney and I have traveled to over 30 countries, spending about 9 of the last 24 months in total traveling internationally. We are actually supposed to be traveling through South and Central America for … Continue reading Challenges in a Post-FIRE Life