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
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
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
September was another really busy month, but that's about par for the course for us these days. After getting back from Europe at the end of August, we had only a few days to visit with family before setting out on a cross country road trip. We'd never driven across the country before, so we … Continue reading Financial Independence Update- September 2019
SoFi Easy MoneyI've completed nearly 40 checking and savings account sign-up bonuses over the past several years, which has led to a significant amount of extra money. Between checking and savings account bonuses, as well as credit card signup bonuses, it's safe to say that this has been a consistent "side hustle" for me- amounting … Continue reading SoFi Money Review: The Easiest Sign-up Bonus!