Three Quick Money Saving Ideas

IMG_2222Greetings from hot and balmy Florida. We’re getting ready to head off to a reunion with college friends for a week, but wanted to share some fun ways to save a few bucks first. Most of us worked hard for our money, and want to be intentional about how we spend it. This post is not about “what” you should spend your money on, or why you should save instead of spending. That would be ridiculous, because we’re all different and each have our own goals and priorities. We should spend our money on whatever matters to each of us. Some expenses/costs are nearly universal in our modern lives, so we might as well minimize those costs. With that in mind, below are three ways the Income Surfer family tries to maintain our frugal ways. Continue reading

Real Estate Update and Reads

ReadingNo, we didn’t purchase a house. That would have made Ms. IS a very happy woman, but it hasn’t happened yet.  Instead we’re out boating today, enjoying a break in the rain.  A couple other developments have been progressing on the real estate front, however. First off, I’m excited to have scheduled a time to meet my Atlanta mall client next month……when we’re up that way for Ms. IS’s reunion. It’s great I can kill two birds with one stone. While the resulting efficiency makes economic sense, it is also important because I want to make sure I’m part of the next phase of the renovations and expansion. The best way to guarantee that happens comes in the form of some extra “face time” and a little extra time on site. Fingers crossed for a signed contract by Labor Day. Continue reading

The Long Road I Took To Quit My Job and Live My Dream

Below is a guest post from Mike McNeil, blogger at The Dividend Guy Blog, you can follow him by subscribing to his free newsletter.

Not too long ago, Bryan wrote about his recent trip in North Carolina Mountains. Toward the end of his post, he discussed how important it is to focus on what matters to YOU and no one else. This part of the article resonated with me as this is exactly what we did a year ago; we dropped everything to live our dream: going on a 12 months RV road trip across North & Central America with our young family.

This is my family at the bottom of Cerro Negro where we were volcano boarding

This is my family at the bottom of Cerro Negro where we were volcano boarding

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