Here is a tour of our house. We show just a few of the ways we’re able to save 75% of our income every month.
The biggest budget items for most people are:
We keep costs down by living simply in a small house, saving cash for our car, and limiting our restaurant eating to $50/mo.
Also be sure to DIY everything, buy used, and cut your energy costs as much as possible (gas for the car and electricity at home).
Here’s everything we knew about raising goats before we bought our kids (baby goats) on craigslist. They are a lot more fun that we expected, but they still take a little work.
Want to know why we do the things we do? Our goal is retire extremely early by saving 75% of our income. If you’re interested in financial independence definitely check out Mr. Money Mustache (link below).
You don’t need a high income to retire early. But, you are going to need to give up a lot of “things” for financial freedom. Some people think living without luxury isn’t living, we think living without time isn’t living. We just want people to know they’re making a choice.
Besides our friends and family, here are ten things we didn’t think we’d miss while backpacking Europe.
Our final wrap up of our European backpacking trip. We discuss our travel by plane, train, and bus to get from Italy to Portugal.
We search for a place to spend a week in Italy on rentalia.com and find Vasto. We find an apartment and spend a week reading and relaxing.
We have 12 hours left in Poland. We attempt to see the underground museum, end up 130 meters deep in a salt mine, and discover train “couchettes.”
What life is like backpacking in a new city. We also talk about renting a car in Berlin, Germany and driving the Autobahn with no speed limit.
We cut our visit to Loch Lomond short and head back to Edinburgh. We get coffee where JK Rowling wrote Harry Potter, before taking the DFDS ferry to Amsterdam. We learn about prostitution in the Red Light District and the “Coffeeshops” that sell marijuana.