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How much should you spend on Travel?

How Much Spend on Travel

This is one of the most important questions that we ask ourselves every single chance we can: How much should you spend on Travel?   I was doing the December 2015 budget a few days ago, and I got the idea to look at not just how much we spend  per month on different things, […]

What Artificial Intelligence means for Financial Independence

“By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes.” – Shakespeare’s Macbeth   The machines are coming…or have they already arrived? In the year 2000, artificial intelligence still seemed like a distant dream.  The tech revolution had begun but soon deflated when people realized the early tech startups weren’t really producing much economic […]

Why You Shouldn’t Care About Other’s Finances

Why You Shouldn't Care About Other's Finances

It’s Black Friday as I type this, and most of the USA is out shopping, including me. A few others are opting not to shop at all, and that’s fine, I totally respect that. However, I just got to thinking… in this personal finance world, have we become too voyeuristic? Why do People Care About […]

2017 Budget Year In Review

2017 Budget Year in Review

It’s that time of year again.  No, I don’t mean Christmas. I mean dusting off the transaction history for this past year from Personal Capital (link) and sifting through…(checking total amount of transactions)…2,097 transactions! Boy, what fun it is to calculate net income…yeah. It has certainly been an interesting year.  The first half of the […]

How we fund and afford our travels

Faulkner's House in Rowan's Oak, Oxford, Mississippi

  People always ask us how we can afford to travel this much, and we try to make it as transparent as possible by posting our travel expenses on this blog. However, what they really don’t know is HOW we can afford to spend all that money on travel.  Living in the USA, I’ve realized […]