I’m Giving Up Everything to Travel the World. Am I Crazy?

How To Travel The World And Leave Everything BehindHello! Here is a post from a blog friend of mine. I always love reading posts about how to travel the world, so I knew I had to say yes to her post idea. Enjoy!

The quick answer to title of this post is: YES! At least that is what some people would say.

But just think about it for a second: If you had the opportunity to travel the world for a longer period of time, wouldn’t you go for it as well?

Every day when I go on Facebook, I see people talking about how their careers are really talking off, they graduated with this and that degree, they just got a mortgage for their house, what they had for dinner and so on.

And the feeling I get whenever I read all of the above, is the feeling of being unable to breathe. Well, sort of at least.

Why do I get that feeling? Because it is so far from what I want with my life and from who I am as a person.

Now is there anything wrong with a house, a car, three kids and a dog? No, not at all. It’s just not what is written in my cards. At least not at the moment.

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Living Life To The Fullest Is Something Everyone Should Start Doing

How To Live Life To The FullestToday would have been my dad’s 63rd birthday. Last week, Wes’s grandfather passed away and my good friend found out some terribly sad news about her father. Due to these events, I wanted to dedicate today’s post to these three and talk about how to live life to the fullest.

No matter who a person is, what they are currently doing, how much money they have in the bank, and so on, everyone can start living life to the fullest.

You just never know what may happen in the future, so taking advantage of the time you have now is very important. No one ever wants their life to flash before their eyes and wonder whether their life was meaningful or not, whether they had a good time, or whether they regret past decisions.

There are many ways to live your life to the fullest while also being a responsible person (as you will read below).

The many ways below will hopefully allow you to love life and teach you how to live life to the fullest. [Read more…]

Are You Turning Your Dreams into Reality? Or Are You Just Dreaming?

Are You Turning Your Dreams into Reality? Or Are You Just Dreaming?

Hello! Today, I have a post from my friend Kathleen. She recently started a Kickstarter campaign for something I truly believe in. I recommend you check it out!

If you’re anything like me, you come to this site for some serious inspiration.

You look at Michelle’s income posts and wonder how exactly she can do all that. Sure, she breaks her income down into categories, but still you hesitate.

Maybe you believe you can start blogging your way into the kind of success she’s seen.

Maybe you don’t.

Maybe you think there’s something special about Michelle that makes it possible for her to do things you never imagined you could do.

Well, I’m here to tell you you’re right.

Michelle is really special. [Read more…]

We’re Now Saving Over $7,000 A Year By Becoming A One Car Family Plus Monthly Life Update

May Goals Update 1 7Hello everyone! Time for another life, goals, and food budget update. The month isn’t over yet, but I’m typing this on the 28th and I think it’s close enough.

May was another great month for us. It was my birthday month and I did a good amount of traveling. I went to Utah, Nevada, California, St. Louis, and Gulf Shores in May and had a great time on these trips.

Colorado is still treating us very well. We are enjoying all of the outdoor activities that Colorado offers and everything else around here.

The only negative I can think of from this past month is that our house is still for sale. Let’s hope June is the month for us!

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Memorial Day And Some Summer Spending Statistics

Memorial Day And Some Summer Spending StatisticsHello everyone! Today’s post is just a short one due to the holiday. On Wednesday, I will have a new post for you to enjoy.

I hope all of you had a fun weekend and I hope it’s a great Monday for you too. For those of you here in the United States, it’s Memorial Day.

Last year, I published an infographic from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs that I recommend you check out if you didn’t see it last year. I want to thank everyone who has served and is currently serving in the military. If it weren’t for all of you, I don’t know where I would be. I know I mainly talk about personal finance here on my blog, but please remember the true meaning of Memorial Day. [Read more…]

What Hopping Around Countries Taught Me About Money

What-Traveling-The-World-Taught-Me-About-MoneyHello! I am currently in Gulf Shores on a vacation with friends. Also, yesterday was my birthday! Today, I have a great post from a fellow blogger. Traveling can teach you many things, with money being one of them! Enjoy!

Every country I’ve been to has its own quirks and habits when it comes to money.

Sometimes I’d find this out the hard way through awkward misunderstandings, but other times it was quickly obvious what the norms were.

I’ve spent an extended amount of time in South Korea, Hong Kong, India and the United States and the differences between these places are enormous.

Whether it’s the price of food or the politeness of talking about personal debt, each of these places has its own character and culture that impacts just about every aspect of life.

Here’s what I learned about money from my travels. [Read more…]