What’s This Blog About?

The most precious resource of all isn’t possessions, power, or even money.  It’s time.  When our time is up, how many of us are left with things we should have said, places we should have seen, and things we should have done?

We realized in the past few years that things don’t bring us happiness the way the people around us, and the experiences we have with them, do.  We started this site to share some of our enthusiasm about these topics with the world.  We’re determined to get off the merry-go-round and fill our lives with living, rather than with working.  Every dollar earned, and every bit of passive income generated is another hash mark in the column of time that belongs exclusively to us.

We love to travel, and the more we do, the more we realize that even in the most far-flung and allegedly “dangerous” places, people are pretty much the same, and want the same things.  They want to spend time with their loved ones in peace and prosperity, and they want you to know the beauty of their culture.  Without fail, our experiences have been rewarding and memorable.  We want more, and we’re willing to buckle down, destroy our debt, and save like crazy to get there.

Most importantly, we want to share how we’re accomplishing our goals with you.  We want you to learn how to destroy your debt, supercharge your savings, travel for (nearly) free, and reclaim the rest of your life for yourself and your loved ones.

Who Are We, Anyway?

I (The Vagabond) am an engineer living in Silicon Valley.  My fiancé is a retail manager.  We live together with our dogs and take crazy trips every year to far-flung places all over the world for pennies.  We love our lives, but really believe that there is so much more for us to do out there in the world.  We dream of opening an animal rescue in the developing world, of living on the beach in Barcelona, of raising our kids to speak ten different languages and to consider themselves citizens of the world.

We probably started from about as far behind as you can get.  I had over $100,000 in student loan debt and we each had tens of thousands of dollars in credit card debt.  Now, the credit card debt is a thing of the past (we still use our cards to accumulate massive amounts of airline miles so that we can travel for free, but don’t carry a balance), and the student loan debt is shrinking quickly.  We’ve purchased multiple investment properties that bring in money every single month, and we’ve discovered ways to save tens of thousands of dollars into our retirement accounts every year.  We’re rocketing towards early retirement on our five year plan.

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