People seeking financial independence are dubbed as nonconformists. We seek ways to be financially free and a few seek to retire early, which goes against the norm of what majority of the population are used to: go to school, get a degree, get an advanced degree maybe, get a job, work until you’re 70, then […]
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Everyone says they want to travel, but few do so why is that? When pressed for an answer, most invariably mention its perceived excessive costs. With a strict discipline when it comes to saving and some smart, creative planning, you can wander the world for months at a time without worrying much about your nest […]
When I was living in the Philippines, my mom had set up a college plan for me, which dismayed and annoyed my dad because he did not believe in financial planning. Sure enough, he did not live to see the day that I will enter university. Because of an illness, he passed away before I […]
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One of our great passions here in A Journey We Love is reading. It is a frugal form of entertainment and also a way to learn more things that are practical to our day to day life. Reading is a way to keep our minds busy, and there’s nothing better than curling up with a […]
I recently read an excellent online article from The Atlantic about the dire financial straits that over 50% of all Americans find themselves in and something in the article struck me. The writer mentioned that because of the various financial choices he had made regarding his and his family’s finances, he and his family hadn’t […]
Our first successful random airline roulette was in Dallas, Texas! What started out as just something to do during a long holiday ended up being a really fun adventure ahead! Here’s how we managed to do this trip on a budget: Flights Spirit, an ultra low cost carrier flying from MCO, Orlando International, had a […]
Imagine a book that tells you all the wrong things that majority of people do with their money. Imagine that the daily discounts that you’re seeing in the stores are not really discounts at all, but they are there to trick you into thinking they’re discounted when they’re actually the normal price (Kohl’s, JC Penney, […]
Elvis Presley was born in 1935 and died in 1977 at the age of 42. In between, he became the biggest selling artist of all-time with the biggest television broadcast in history (1.5 billion people; yes, billion), and basically the biggest pop culture icon there ever was. After his death, his private mansion in Memphis, […]
When you hear the word timeshare, you probably think: bad investment, can’t sell them, high fees, low flexibility, outdated. And many more, I’m sure. They’ve made a few people very rich (the guy behind Westgate Resorts) and also infamous (same Westgate guy, who tried to build the greatest mansion in the world in Orlando and […]
Have you ever wondered what it will be like to go to a random destination and not look back? One day as we were looking at Google Flights, Peter alerted me that a flight from Orlando (MCO) to Dallas via Spirit Airlines is around $80 round-trip. With my philosophy, I asked: “Why not?” and […]