• Early Retirement October
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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…

  • Early Retirement September
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    September Update – First Month of Early Retirement

    We’ve both officially passed the first month of early retirement, and we haven’t gone broke yet! That’s a win in our book. It’s been a month full of traveling, to FinCon in Washington D.C. and immediately afterward overseas to Cyprus. The month has been a rapid transition from hustle and bustle in the states to slower island life in the Mediterranean. This article is the first of what I hope will be many monthly updates in our ‘retirement’. We will cover spending, & income, and let those two categories tell the story of our month. Income “Work” The last of our paychecks trickled in from back when we were peasants…

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    Should I Convert a Long Term Rental Into AirBnb?

    Unless you’ve been living under a rock the past half decade, AirBnb is one of the first companies that comes to mind when you are thinking of staying overnight in just about any location. There is currently over 6 million AirBnb listings. These accommodations vary wildly from a 14 bedroom mansion with a lazy river to aย damn air-mattress in the back of someones car. The question is, should you capitalize on this popularity as a landlord? Should you seek out properties for AirBnb? Or, even easier, do you convert a long term rental property into an AirBnb? Convert a Rental Into an AirBnb As real estate investors, we’ve debated dipping…

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    How We Made Facebook Marketplace Our Bitch

    It should come as no surprise that we love selling, and even occasionally buying, stuff. When we sell stuff through Facebook Marketplace, we get a small thrill. It’s essentially killing three birds with one stone. We are getting rid of something, making money, and giving an item a new home where hopefully it can fulfill its purpose. The same could be said when we buy stuff through Marketplace, except we are the ones on the other side giving new life to a forgotten item. Selling Shit Time for the good stuff. You may not know this, as we’ve been very secretive about it, but James and I are moving to…

  • DIY Coffee
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    DIY Coffee

    Coffee, the real breakfast of champions, is the elixir of life. This little witches brew of energy, alertness, and fat burning caffeine is powering the world in more ways than one. Right after oil, It’s the second most valuable commodity exported by developing countries. 64% of Americans drink coffee, and the average coffee drinker is consuming 3.5 cups of coffee a day. These are rookie numbers in the coffee biz. America ranks a pitiful 25th in consumption per person worldwide. But, what we are interested in today, is DIY coffee. DIY Coffee 79% of people who drank coffee in the last day brewed it at home. DIY home brewed coffee…

  • Cheap Pre-Workout
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    Cheap Pre-Workout Guide

    Pre-Workout is one of the biggest selling supplement categories, probably right behind multi-vitamins and protein. However, there are a ton to choose from, they all seem expensive, and the ingredients are complicated. How do you know which one to choose? Well, no worries, because this is where my cheap ass comes in. Also, it’s important to mention that it doesn’t matter if you’re a runner or powerlifter, a prancerciser or a cross-fitter, all the pre-workouts listed below will be beneficial for you. Let’s dive into our guide to cheap pre-workout. Each one is broken down by price, and effort level, which you’ll understand in a minute. Cheap Pre-Workout Guide Pre-workout…

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    Side Hustle for Money

    Are you interested in starting some sort of side hustle to make money on the side? Chances are, if you’re reading our blog, you have at least thought about it. What’s holding you back though? Do you not know what to do? Or is it that you don’t know where to start? Well, I’ve got some great news for you! Side Hustle Course* Side Hustle For Money If you have found yourself daydreaming about breaking out of the 9-5 grind, making some income on the side to help pay down debt, or even to save up for a big purchase, you’re going to want to start paying attention. Our friends,…

  • Retire in the Mediterranean
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    Retire In The Mediterranean

    Leaving our jobs to move abroad has to be one of the worst kept secrets in the world. We’ve all but sent out emails to our respective employers about the change we are about to make. Adventure and travel are much higher rungs on our ladder than climbing our way up the corporate ranks. Geoarbitrage is a natural step up in this thought progression. (How many ladder metaphors do you think I can fit in one paragraph?). Anyway, we are going to break down our costs to retire in the Mediterranean.ย  Geoarbitrage Geoarbitrage is a fancy word for taking advantage of lower cost of living areas. It is also a…