• 7 Morning Hacks
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    7 Morning Hacks to Make 2020 Your Bitch

    I can’t be the only one who hates New Year’s resolutions, right? The idea is great, but the execution always falls short, almost to the point that setting a New Year’s resolution is a guaranteed way to not complete it. Instead of a resolution, just set a goal: Own 2020. Make 2020 your bitch. Become smarter, healthier, and wealthier. Don’t worry, I’m not all doom and gloom. I’m actually going to give you 7 morning hacks to make 2020 your best year yet. 7 Morning Hacks Before we dive in it needs to be mentioned that none of these morning hacks or habits are going to seem groundbreaking. They might…

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    What to do in Limassol, Cyprus

    Limassol, Cyprus has been a destination for me and my family since I was the age of 3 years old. Since my family lived here, we would always focus our trips around family. Because of this, we would usually spend most of our time with them at their home instead of venturing out and exploring the city. Granted, we would take day trips out to the beach, or take a trip up to my grandfather’s village in the mountains, but that wasn’t very often. It wasn’t until James and I started coming to Cyprus by ourselves that we started to go out and see more of what Limassol has to…

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    Early Retirement Monthly Update: November

    Well, folks, another month is in the books. Over 25% of our year has been spent abroad in retirement. November was a busy month for us. What impact has all this had on our money, you ask? Have we had to dip into our savings to float our lifestyle yet or is the rental income still enough to sustain us? Let’s find out below! Early Retirement Update: Income “Work” Not much to report this month in the ‘work’ category so the Early Retirement Police can take the month off. However, we did sell a couple of workout programs on Fiverr netting us $19.67. If you are interested in starting off…

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    4 Effective Methods of Natural Birth Control

    When I discovered the many side effects, it led me to come off ‘the pill’ and start using natural methods of birth control. I didn’t want to keep taking this pill that could potentially harm me in the future. When most people hear that someone has come off birth control, they think it’s because they’re trying to get pregnant. However, we are quite the opposite in that we still don’t want to get pregnant. So, we wanted to let you know the 4 effective ways we use natural birth control. Background For the first 5 years of my 20s, I was on synthetic birth control. About a year and a…

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    How to Make $465 an Hour on AirBnB

    By the end of the week, we will be three months into our 6-month AirBnb experiment. We are trying to find out how much money we can make with a rental on AirBnb instead of long term renting. We’ve previously covered what you should consider when converting a long term rental into an AirBnb. Today, however, we are going to be focusing specifically on the money you can make with AirBnb. How Much Money Can You Make on Airbnb? Buying the Condo When we decided to get into rental properties, we started out by looking for a place that we could move into. The goal was to save money by…

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    4 Ways To Make Your City Better

    There have been so many times I have been guilty of being unhappy in the city that I live in. After living in a city for so long, I feel like I become complacent and never venture ‘off the beaten path’. It got me thinking that I never really enjoyed living in our city before we moved. I believe that was simply because I had lived there my entire and I thought there was NEVER anything to do. The more I think about it, the more I think there are ways to make your cityย better and more enjoyable. 4 Ways To Make Your City Better and More Enjoyable The longer…

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    Early Retirement Monthly Update: October

    We made it another month in early retirement! Emily was kind enough to inform me as I write this that today makes two full months in Cyprus. We’ve walked down to the beach for her to swim and sunbathe, and I’m having a beer in the middle of a ‘workday’ while writing this post. This early retirement thing is growing on us. But, is our money growing? We are going to cover our income and spending, and let those categories tell the story of our month. Early Retirement Update: Income “Work” While we’ve been out of the 9-5 for almost three months, amazingly, we’ve still got a few residual dollars…

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    A Week in Ayia Napa, Cyprus

    Cyprus is an incredibly beautiful island, and we discovered more of the beauty of the island by spending a week in Ayia Napa. In our opinion, Ayia Napa is one of Europe’s best-kept secrets. While you may not have heard of it, Ayia Napa is a beautiful resort destination in Cyprus. It’s also a top beach destination in Europe, but little known to ‘outsiders’. With beautiful beaches, a booming nightlife, plenty of accommodations, gorgeous landscapes, and tons of history, it’s not hard to see why! With all these beautiful places to visit, it can be hard to pick the best spots to spend time and, of course, take pictures. The…

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    How Having Deaf Parents Prepared Me for Life

    There are times when I mention in casual conversation that both my parents are deaf. This always generates mixed responses. People are curious, as I guess anyone would be when they encounter someone with this different perspective. They run the gambit on crazy questions though. From: ‘How do you know how to talk?’ to: ‘Can they drive?’ The worst reaction though is: ‘I’m sorry’. No offense, but 1. you’re an asshole & 2. I’m not sorry at all. Frankly, I’m sorry that you would even have the perspective that this is a bad thing. Having deaf parents had a huge impact on my life and my upbringing. Today, I’m going…

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    Guide to Dubrovnik Croatia

    Croatia has been one of our favorite countries. It holds so many memories and is usually a country we find ourselves looking to go back and visit. We’ve vacationed like ballers there, and also like paupers. Both times we had a blast! Because both ends of the financial spectrum there were so great, we decided to go through a baller’s guide to Dubrovnik, and a budget guide to Dubrovnik. We are covering where to stay in Dubrovnik, where to eat in Dubrovnik, and what to do in Dubrovnik. You get the benefit of checking out what poor people do there, as well as rich people. Pick and choose your itinerary…