15 Week Summer European Adventure in 2019!

After our semi-retirement last year in 2018, and a wonderfully successful 5 month trip around the world, it's pretty safe to say that Whitney and I are hooked on traveling and exploring various international destinations. We spent about a month in Europe during the trip last year, but most of our time was in SE … Continue reading 15 Week Summer European Adventure in 2019!

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How I Saved Over $100,000 in 1.5 years as a New Grad Physical Therapist

*The photo above was taken in Montego Bay, Jamaica during an amazing all-inclusive vacation we took during this 1.5 year time period, paid for with credit card rewards. A Common Trend Being involved with many different Facebook groups full of therapists of all disciplines, one thing that I see that these groups all have in … Continue reading How I Saved Over $100,000 in 1.5 years as a New Grad Physical Therapist

Around the World in 2018: Semi-Retirement Trip Update

The Original Plan It's been almost three months since I originally posted about my plan to semi-retire in 2018 and spend the second half of the year traveling through Europe, Africa, and Asia. Whitney and I have spent a lot of time planning the trip out since then. Due to a variety of factors, including: … Continue reading Around the World in 2018: Semi-Retirement Trip Update

Avoiding the Individual Insurance Mandate Penalty in 2018

*The information contained in this post is not meant to be specific for you or your situation and is not meant to be financial advice, as I am not licensed as a financial planner or as an accountant. Before making any decisions, I strongly recommend speaking to someone licensed in this area to consider your … Continue reading Avoiding the Individual Insurance Mandate Penalty in 2018

Progress to Financial Independence- December 2017

For this month, let's start off with my finances, after all that's probably the reason you clicked on this post in the first place. December resulted in another 1% increase in the S&P 500 which capped off 2017 with a total gain of almost 20%! That's the largest yearly gain since 2013. The bull market … Continue reading Progress to Financial Independence- December 2017

Planning Our Trip to Europe, Africa, and Asia: 2018 “Slow Travel”

In Review As I talked about in ⇒  my last post ⇐ 2018 is going to be a crazy year for Whitney and me as we transition into semi-retirement. We plan to work the first half of the year, January-June, and then "slow travel" internationally the second half of the year, July-December. Our one-way ticket to Europe … Continue reading Planning Our Trip to Europe, Africa, and Asia: 2018 “Slow Travel”

Progress to Financial Independence- September 2017

I'm very late in posting my update this month with no real good excuse, but I'll throw some out anyway: I've been spending 5 days per week in the gym for the last two months trying to get back in shape. On average I'm spending about 2 hours there in the evenings after work between … Continue reading Progress to Financial Independence- September 2017

Guest Post on “The Traveling Traveler” Blog: Achieving Financial Independence through Travel Therapy

I recently had the pleasure of writing a guest post for Julia on her blog “The Traveling Traveler." She is an experienced traveling SLP, and she helped me a lot when I first began traveling. She is very well traveled and, in addition to stories about the awesome places she has visited, her blog is … Continue reading Guest Post on “The Traveling Traveler” Blog: Achieving Financial Independence through Travel Therapy

Taking The Risk Out Of Your Early Retirement Plan

GUEST BLOG POST BY JOSEPH REINKE, CFA, CEO of FitBUX Today I have a guest blog post for you guys from a finance professional and not someone that just plays one on the internet, like myself. Joe is a very intelligent guy who spoke way over my head in the conversation that we had so I was … Continue reading Taking The Risk Out Of Your Early Retirement Plan

Progress to Financial Independence- May 2017

Another month in the books. Whitney and I have been working and traveling a lot lately, so time really flew by this month. Since starting our new jobs I've averaged eight hours of overtime per week through the first eight weeks. This would really be awesome if overtime pay was truly 1.5x our normal hourly … Continue reading Progress to Financial Independence- May 2017