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Monthly Expenses – January 2016

One of our goals for 2016 is to reduce our yearly expenses to $50,000 (~$10k less than last year – challenge accepted!). That means keeping our monthly expenses lower than $4,166. January was a pretty good month for us, especially considering we were traveling to see family and had a rowdy New Year’s Eve party in […]

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More than the Marriott, Homier than the Hilton, Part 1 – Airbnb

♦ Home away from home atmosphere ♦ Choose your environment (shared, private, or very private) ♦ $ – $$$ (depends on location and demand) Everyone has heard of B&B’s (bed and breakfasts), right? Airbnb is a slightly different twist on that concept with individuals renting out their homes. Airbnb is self-described as “an online marketplace (aka […]

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More than the Marriott, Homier than the Hilton

About 10 years ago I was bitten by the travel bug. It has bitten me very hard and shows no signs of letting go anytime soon! I go anywhere I can as often as I can. I love taking in new sights and exploring different cultures. Over the past decade of travels I’ve noticed that one of my highest expenses has been hotels. This seemed […]

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Relationship Status: It’s Complicated

How’s your relationship going? Successfully happy in a relationship? It’s complicated? Non-existent? Oh wait, we’re on the same page and talking about your relationship with money, right? Money, just like anything else, can have a positive, negative, or neutral impact on your life. It’s similar to your relationships with family, friends, drugs & alcohol, diet, […]

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