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

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

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

Progress to Financial Independence- September 2018

September Update If you haven't been keeping up with our trip to this point, check out the international travel section and read about what we've been up to for the past 11 weeks as well as all of my expenses from each place we've traveled so far. It's very hard for us to believe... but October … Continue reading Progress to Financial Independence- September 2018