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We Signed a Book Deal!

We’ve been sitting on a bit of exciting news for a few weeks now, mostly because we were still deep in contract negotiations up until a few days ago, but now that we’ve officially signed the papers, we are proud to announce: We just signed a book deal with Penguin Random House! Specifically, we’re at the same imprint (TarcherPerigee) as… Nomadic Matt’s “How To Travel The World on $50 a Day” (which we wrote about here) Napolean Hill’s best-selling self-help book “Think and Grow Rich” Chris Guillebeau’s “The Art of Nonconformity” Regular readers may remember us stating at the beginning […]

Friday Case: I Love My Job, Should I Bother Becoming Financially Independent?

Hi peeps! It’s Friday again, which means…time for another Reader case! This reader writes to us from the GTA, and is wondering whether FIRE is right for them since they enjoy their jobs, and don’t see the point of retiring. Now, I’m glad they mentioned this, as I’ve said before, Financially Independence isn’t about retiring. It’s about freedom. You get to CHOOSE whether you want to work or not. Love your job? Keep working. Love your job but want more free time, work part-time or switch to a contract. The choice is completely up to you. But before you can […]

Are You Gritty Enough to Become Financially Independent?

One of my favourite things about retiring early is having the time and energy to read more books. And one of the books that made an impression on me recently is called “Grit” by Angela Duckworth. The title was intriguing enough, but as soon I saw this in the summary I was hooked: Angela Duckworth shows how grit – the combination of passion and perseverance – distinguishes high achievers, and why talent isn’t as important as most people think. If you’ve been a long time reader of this blog (thank you, you rock!), you know that I don’t believe our […]

Let’s Go Exploring! Piestany and Bratislava: Slovakian Spa Paradise

After the disappointment of AquaCity in Poprad, we decided to go for a do-over in Piestany, where they was a entire island full of spas—appropriately named “Spa Island”. As soon as we arrived we knew we were going to have an intense relaxation experience given that people from all over the world (60% of the people who visit Spa island are foreigners) come all the way to Slovakia to get treatment for all sorts of ailments—like rheumatic arthritis, muscle injuries, and overall stress relief. The treatments are so successful and world renown that their symbol for Spa island is this: […]

Chautauqua: Come Join the Family!

We’re already seeing a ton of interest for Chautauqua Greece this year, so if you already know what it’s about and want to sign up, click here. If not, continue reading below: *** Sometimes a singular experience grabs you, changes you, and you are never ever the same. I’ve only had three of these experiences in my lifetime. First: When we got published. When I finally accomplished my childhood dreams of becoming a published author, I felt like I was on top of the world! Holding that book baby in your hands brings a special kind of ecstasy you will only […]

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