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High Adventure Early Retirement – Part 1

Hesitating in the doorway of my mother’s hospital room, I’m distracted by the usual thoughts in such situations, like hoping she’s getting over the pneumonia (she is, and is discharged the following day) and wishing that hospitals didn’t smell so weird, so I was unprepared for the white-coated person standing idly in the room chatting with Mom. Ever proud of our travels, Mom immediately announces to the Physician’s Assistant that this is her daughter who is traveling around the world in a school bus.

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March 2014 Financial Update

Bizarre but beautiful

March proved to be another great month for our early retirement finances.  Our investment portfolio went up slightly.  I had a fair amount of income from this blog and other online writing.  Spending in March remained roughly in line with our early retirement budget. With almost $8,000 in income during March, we more than covered our monthly expenses of $3,319.

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Carnival of Money March Madness Edition

Welcome to this week’s Carnival of Money, March Madness Edition! While you are watching your favorite team score more points than the other team, check out a few of these excellent articles:   Cat presents I Don’t Have a Boyfriend, but I’m Planning My Wedding posted at Budget Blonde, saying, “I’m now preparing to meet The One, and what better

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High Adventure Early Retirement – Part 1

Team Dixie Chickens!

Hesitating in the doorway of my mother’s hospital room, I’m distracted by the usual thoughts in such situations, like hoping she’s getting over the pneumonia (she is, and is discharged the following day) and wishing that hospitals didn’t smell so weird, so I was unprepared for the white-coated person standing idly in the room chatting with Mom. Ever proud of our travels, Mom immediately announces to the Physician’s Assistant that this is her daughter who is traveling around the world in a school bus.

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