Category Archives: Pets

Should We Take A “Gap Year”?

Yes, a “gap year” is something we should have taken right after college, when we were in our early twenties, before we went straight into a job (Will) or to graduate school (me).  But we didn’t then. So…the occasion for … Continue reading

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WANTED: Retirement Town without Fireworks!

Will and I have a growing list of what we cannot do without in our retirement town of choice: wide variety of ethnic restaurants; at least weekly (farmer’s) markets; proximity to cultural events and geographical beauty; temperate climate which might … Continue reading

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Preparing to Retire Abroad Series, Part 2: Our Baby Steps to Live Abroad

I might have mentioned in a few places that Will and I are looking into retiring–at least partly–abroad.  Specifically, France.  But that doesn’t seem like an easy retirement maneuver, much harder than moving to Florida or Arizona for warm weather. … Continue reading

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2015: Our First Year of Living for FIRE

Our Thousand Days to Retirement story has many steps.  In May and June 2013, we walked the Camino de Santiago (cathedral pictured above) in Spain and decided that we wanted more time to ourselves.  In summer of 2014, we read Your … Continue reading

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Tackling that Restaurant Budget!

There are some fixed expenses we cannot do much about: insurance, condo assessment, real estate taxes, etc.  But, as we all know, there are lots of discretionary expenses that we can definitely do a lot with.  Year after year (and … Continue reading

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