Whether you randomly heard about this site on social media or in the news, you might be wondering what all the fuss is about. Why do people care about this blog anyway?

Below, you’ll find the most shared, most Googled, most controversial, and most viral posts — our virtual highlight reel.

Financial Roadmap: Save Money, Travel Tons, & Retire Young

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Our claim is simple: If you start with zero dollars today and follow this plan, you can end up wealthy enough to retire from work forever in about 10 years — even without a fancy six-figure salary.

Best of all, you can travel the world and actually enjoy your life along the way.


We Vacationed Our Way to $1 Million by Age 33 (and You Can Too)

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It’s totally possible to save your way to a million dollars, and you don’t need to win the lottery, inherit generational wealth, or sell a tech startup to do it!

We became millionaires through frugality — saving money from our middle-class paychecks and consistently putting it into long-term investments. Check out the complete graph of our net worth, including all of our salary and spending numbers.


Financial Independence 101: Never Have to Work Again

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Do this easy calculation to find out how much money you’d need to quit working — forever.

Regardless of whether you love your job today, knowing that you don’t actually need it is freeing.

Being financially independent gives you more choices. It allows you to change careers, work for yourself, volunteer, create, or just chill on the beach whenever you feel like it.


How to Take Months Off Work and Travel for $36 per Day

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Whenever we suggest taking multi-month vacations, most people immediately complain about two things: “My boss would never let me do that, and even if they did, I could never afford it anyway!”

Luckily, there are easy solutions for both of those problems.


Inside the Investment Portfolio of Early Retirees

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Everybody tells you to invest your money, but what exactly should you be investing in?

Rather than giving vague advice, here are the exact contents of our own investment portfolio and why it’s structured the way it is.

Feel free to copy our work — it’s not cheating. 😉


We Took a 3-Month Vacation and Came Home $26,000 Richer

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By keeping costs low with travel hacks and finding ways to make money on the road, we always engineer our long-term trips to cost us nothing.

This was our sixth multi-month vacation, and instead of spending down our savings, we actually got RICHER while we were on vacation!


How to Get Health Insurance Without A Job

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In the United States, everybody thinks health insurance is something you have to get from an employer.

But that’s just not true.

Whether you want to start a business, take a sabbatical, or retire early, there are plenty of ways to get health insurance that don’t involve clocking in to a 9-5.


How Two Twenty-Somethings Visited Every National Park

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In 2019, we left our home and our jobs to drive a van across the country and visit every single National Park.

We rekindled our love of freelance work, started this blog, drove 40,000 miles, and came back with a lifetime of memories (and photos).


We Signed Up for 40 Credit Cards and Made $20,000 Doing It

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You might want to stop throwing away those credit card sign-up bonus offers that show up in your mailbox.

We signed up for every one we could get our hands on and made a huge profit — without damaging our credit scores.


Behind the Curtain: Our Household Spending Revealed

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The key to our financial success has been realizing how little we truly need to be happy. The lower your living expenses, the more you can save — and the less you need to work in your lifetime.

We tracked our expenses for a year after early retirement to see where we stood, and these were the results.


Paying Cash for a House at Age 25 Made Us Poorer

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When we paid cash for our very first house, almost everyone told us that we did a great thing by avoiding debt.

But would we have actually been better off financially if we got a mortgage instead?

Strangely enough, borrowing money can be a solid move — but beware of the risks.


How We Saved $100k in 2 Years on Teacher Salaries

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They say the first $100k is the hardest.

Here’s how we managed to shovel over a hundred grand into our investment accounts during our early twenties, all while making no more than public school teacher salaries at work.


How We Took a 6-Month Hawaii Honeymoon for $0

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Vacations don’t have to last just one or two weeks.

What would happen if you quit your job and shipped off to an exotic place for several months instead?

By living like a local instead of a tourist, your money can go a lot further while traveling.


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