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Let’s Go Exploring! Budapest: Spas and Communism. A Winning Combination!

“Oh good, the Communists are here,” said nobody ever. Right? WRONG. Because that’s what the Hungarians thought. Seriously. They took one look at Soviet tanks rolling into Budapest and thought “Good times are JUST around the corner now!” Ah, Hungarians. Sweet, innocent Hungarians. The thing is, I don’t blame them. Well, not completely. Because after being terrorized and subjugated by Nazis, it’s difficult to imagine things getting worse. Difficult, but apparently not impossible. Stalin: “Hungary must be punished.” Not something any country wants to hear, least of all a country right next to the USSR. You see, in 1941, Hungary […]

Making Your Investments Tax-Free

Hello again and welcome back to the Millennial Revolution Investment Workshop! New readers, please click here to start from the beginning. Because so many people have asked for it, today in the Investment Workshop we’re going to talk about how to make your portfolio tax-free (or at least, as close to tax-free as possible). Because the more taxes we pay, the more money the government gets, and fuck THAT noise. Now, we’ve previously written about how to use our tax-sheltered accounts to get the government to help fund your retirement. As a refresher, go read that article before continuing. Ready? […]

Cost of Travelling the World for 1 Year, Part 2: Packing

This is Part 2 of the post: Cost of Travelling the World for 1 Year. Click here for Part 1. Wanderer grunted as he emerged from the basement lugging 2 large empty suitcases. “Okay, I got them. Let’s start packing!” “Nope.” I shook my head. “Too easy. Instead, we’re going to fit everything into these,” I said, pulling out 2 small backpacks from the closet. “WHAT?!” Wanderer yelled, throwing up his hands. “WHY DO YOU KEEP DOING THIS?” I ignored him. “WHY?” Wanderer demanded again. “Because I don’t like waiting in line and paying for check-in luggage,” I said, crossing […]

Chatting Up a Storm with…the Mad Fientist!

Back when we were still running the rat race, one of our favourite things to do was stalk other FI-ers and read the ever-loving-crap out of their blogs. And one of these FI nerds is Brandon, also known as “The Mad FIentist“. Not only does the Mad FIentist write helpful blog articles about his journey to early retirement, he actually creates spreadsheets and software to help you get there faster, by using completely LEGAL tax avoidance strategies. Because who doesn’t want to have the government fund their retirement? So you can imagine the sheer amount of fan-girling and shrieking that happened when he […]

Investment Workshop 5: Setting Up Personal Capital

Hello again and welcome back to the Millennial Revolution Investment Workshop! New readers, please click here to start from the beginning. Today we’re going to take a look at how the various accounts show up on Personal Capital. The reason we wanted to use Personal Capital in the first place is that because It’s free so why not It has some nifty visualization tools we can use to see how our portfolio is doing. We are going to dive into some of these tools right now. We start by logging into your Personal Capital account. If you haven’t created one […]

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