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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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The Cost of Travelling the World for 1 year

How much does it cost to travel the world for 1 year? Well, ever since I revealed that our world trip only cost $40,000CAD (or $30,769 USD), we’ve been getting all sorts of comments like “How the HELL is that possible?” or “No way. Break down your numbers or it’s fake”. Well, since you asked for it, here are the details of our travel budget in all its glory. (Note: This post completely blew up and turned into a 3000 word monstrosity, so I’m splitting it into 2 Parts.) Part 1: How We Travel the World on $40,000/year. Before we left for […]

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Reader Case: A Million Dollars by 30?

Another week, another user case! And guess what? This time it has NOTHING to do with housing. *blink blink* Really? Okay, here it is: “To start off, we are both 20 years old and on active duty in the US Navy, we have no children nor do we plan to for the next 6 years or so. I found your website doing my usual rounds of early retirement blogs (we have been moving towards that goal ever since we got married about 9 months ago) and right off the bat I was shocked by how similar your situation seems to […]

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