Ruby Escalona

Ruby is a financial wizard, who aims to be FI ASAP! While working on her full time job, she's busy doing side hustles like AirBnB-ing their room, travel hacking her way around the world, and freelance writing. On the little spare time she has, she travels, reads books, plans, writes, or hangs around with Rosie, her little fur-baby. You can visit her old website at Ruby Loves Adventure or follow her on Instagram , Twitter & Facebook.

Costs, A Guide, and Travel Hacking Memphis Tennessee

Elvis Presley's Grave, Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee

Another impromptu trip which started with cheap airfare and led to a quick weekend adventure. As part of our travel hacking, weekend wanderer series, we explore Memphis, Tennessee. We detail how much we spent on our weekend, where we went, our recommendations and how we saved.

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A Weekend at Camp Mustache Southeast 2017

A recap of what we've experienced on our weekend at Camp Mustache Southeast 2017 . Met Mr Money Mustache himself, and a lot of other interesting folks!

I have always been a frugal person, but it was actually my husband, Peter, who discovered personal finance blogs and introduced me to them. While he has long moved on and stopped reading them religiously, I picked up the habit and follow a few blogs, most notably Mr Money … Continue reading

Ruby’s Current Journey to Financial Independence

Financial Freedom

Ruby’s Current Journey To Financial Independence

After working full time for 7+ years in Manila (and a couple of months in the UK), I found myself in the USA without knowing anybody. I mostly left the Philippines because I was getting tired of working without really having much … Continue reading

Steps to Financial Freedom

Financial Freedom

As you know, Peter and I are trying to become Financially Free – which is to say, we want our passive and portfolio income to support our lifestyle of travel and day to day expenses. How, are we going to get there? Well, in this post, we try to provide … Continue reading

2017 Goals and Dreams: A Guide for the Year

Goals and Dreams

Every new year gives us a way to become better people, and 2017 is no different. Here are our personal goals (well, mostly Ruby’s) for the year ahead. Note that this does not include professional goals (that part is private).

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Graphic Novel Review Roundup 2016

Books Everywhere

2016 was a great year for me in terms of Graphic Novels and reading books. Not only did Peter and I travel more, we ended up reading more! Oh, and getting married and concentrating on our financial future was just the cherry on top. This post is a mega post: a graphic … Continue reading

A Look Back on 2016

2016 in Frugal Travel

We take a look back on 2016 – our achievements, where we’ve been, and how we feel happened good throughout the year, and what could have gone better.

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What’s Wrong With Staying Home?

What's Wrong with Staying Home

With the “I Quit My Job to Travel the World” movement, more and more people are becoming unhappier staying at home and doing chillax stuff. We look at this from the other side, those who just want to stay in the comfort of their home and *gasp* are happy about it.

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Give the Gift of Travel this Holiday Season

Give the Gift of Travel

For my birthday last September (2016), I asked Peter not to buy me anything; rather, I asked him to give me something travel related as a present. Modern norms tell us that anything that marks an occasion in our lives be it a birthday, an anniversary, or holidays, a present … Continue reading