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How To Travel The World Without Killing Your Spouse – Part 2

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Continuing on from last week’s post, today we will be going over Part 2 of Millennial Revolution’s Guide to Travelling as a Couple And Not Killing Each Other! Rule #4: Don’t Obsess Over Things You Can’t Control Tell me if this sounds familiar: You go somewhere on vacation as a couple and one person just seems in a perpetually bad mood for seemingly no reason. The plane ride might have been uncomfortable, the taxi took too long or was too expensive, the coffee in the hotel room tastes like crap. Nothing in particular went catastrophically wrong, but the steady drip-drip-drip […]

How To Travel The World Without Killing Your Spouse

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The Wanderer retired from his engineering job at a major Silicon Valley semiconductor company at the age of 33. He now travels the world, seeking out knowledge from other wealthy people, so that he can teach people how to become Financially Independent themselves.
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After Chautauqua Portugal, we ended up spending a few weeks meeting up with friends around Europe and catching up. One couple in particular was a previous attendee from Greece. Financially, they were in great shape, and on top of that, they had a super-stressful job (sound familiar?), wanted to get out there and start travelling, and basically live the awesome awesome life we live. So knowing all that, plus the fact that they had backpacked across SE Asia before when they were younger, we were comfortable giving them the thumbs-up to GO FOR IT! As it turns out, their experience […]

Chautauqua Portugal 2019: What Makes You Happy?

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The Wanderer retired from his engineering job at a major Silicon Valley semiconductor company at the age of 33. He now travels the world, seeking out knowledge from other wealthy people, so that he can teach people how to become Financially Independent themselves.
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Well, we are back from two straight back-to-back Chautauquas and once again it has been an EPIC time for everyone. This year we did 3 weeks: one in Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK and two in Portugal, and what I love about Portugal is It’s relatively unknown. People tend not to know what to expect when you mention Portugal. The landscape is frigging breathtaking. So having been here multiple times in our travels, it was with a great deal of enjoyment as I watched our guests board the shuttle, get driven up and down the windy, mountainous roads of the Douro Valley, and […]

Book Review: Choose FI, Your Blueprint to Financial Independence

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FIRECracker is a world-travelling early retiree. She used to live in one of the most expensive cities in Canada, but instead of drowning in debt, she rejected home ownership. What resulted was a 7-figure portfolio, which has allowed her and her husband to retire at 31 and travel the world. Their story has been featured on CBC, the Huffington Post, CNBC, BNN, Business Insider, and Yahoo Finance. To date, it is the most shared story in CBC history and their viral video on CBC's On the Money has garnered 4.5 Million views.
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“The FIRE is spreading.” One of my favourite things about the FIRE acronym is how powerful it is. Finance is generally a dry topic, so when most people think about finance, they think about spreadsheets, charts, graphs, reams of numbers—I just fell asleep in the middle of that sentence. It’s difficult to give it feeling and pizzazz. But the term “FIRE” makes finance sexy. So, when people hear the phrase “the FIRE is spreading”, it makes their heart pound faster, and as a result, they’re driven to act. This is why I love that phrase. And guess who came up […]

At Chautauqua, Drinking Port.

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I must confess, sometimes retirement is not all it’s cracked up to be. Today is not one of those days. Most days I wake up and wonder out loud whether this awesome life we get to lead is actually real. I pinch myself to make sure it’s real. Every time, it is. But today, it is my honour and privilege to share this life with 30 other people! Because today, Chautauqua Portugal 2019 officially begins. It’s no big deal. Just hanging out with J.L. “The Godfather” Collins, our good friends and frequent ChooseFI guest stars Alan & Katie Donegan, and […]

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