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Finances / Travel

Traveling with your family doesn’t have to break the bank! One of the biggest expenses of family travel (after airfare) is the price of accommodation. But there are easy ways to save thousands of dollars on family accommodation AND stay in places that are much more enjoyable than a hotel room! How do we save money on accommodation? We Book Houses Or Apartments – Not...

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Entrepreneurship / Finances / Goals

I recently received an email from a young man just setting out on his own path. He’s questioning conventional education and conventional career choices. He’s looking to create a business that would allow him to travel and pursue his passions without succumbing to the daily grind and instability of traditional jobs. I was moved to answer his questions in my latest video. I know there...

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Bali / Family / Finances / Indonesia / Personal / Travel

In my latest video, I share practical tips for living in Bali. If it’s your first visit, you may be wondering how to obtain a visa, where to find accommodation, what medical care is available, and how to use the local currency. I cover all of this, and more. I hope after watching, you’ll understand that travel doesn’t need to be intimidating. There are people...

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Entrepreneurship / Family / Finances / Personal / Travel

Summary I’m excited to share 5 steps to help your family begin traveling long-term. These are things I’ve done myself that helped create a lifestyle that allows me and my family to travel the world indefinitely. In the past 7 years, we’ve traveled to and lived in over 32 different countries, and our lives have been deeply enriched because of it. We’ve grown closer together...

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From Entrepreneur to CEO Entrepreneurship / Finances / Productivity

When I started my online business, I did everything myself. The planning, programming, graphics design, database management, server maintenance, marketing, customer support, billing, accounting, taxes — everything! Most of it I learned as I went along. It was a lot of work and took every spare moment of my time for several years. As the business grew, I realized that I didn’t have to do it all...

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A Different Kind of Christmas Family / Finances / Goals / Personal / Volunteering

Christmas has been very different for us since we moved abroad, in more ways than just being far from extended family. Even before we left, we became disenchanted with certain aspects of the holiday, particularly surrounding gift giving. Actually, I love giving and receiving gifts, but it’s not always as satisfying as I’d like. I think giving is most enjoyable for both sides when the...

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The Art of Non-Conformity Entrepreneurship / Finances / Productivity

I’ve put off reading Chris Guillebeau’s book, The Art of Non-Conformity, for far too long. I won a copy of the book in a writing contest several months ago, and I figured now would be a good time to finish it, so I don’t have to carry it around to our next location. Fortunately, this book was interesting enough to me that I finished it...

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Hydroponic Lettuce farm Entrepreneurship / Finances

Recently, I’ve been entertaining the idea of starting up a farm. For an entrepreneur with a successful on-line business, you might wonder why I’d want to consider tying myself down to a location-dependent business in an industry I know almost nothing about, especially when I said I plan to be leaving Costa Rica later this year. I have two main reasons: I believe it’s wise...

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Is Money the Root of All Evil? Finances

I recently received a comment in response to a Twitter/Facebook post I made about considering the possibility of buying a rental condo in Costa Rica. (Lately, I’ve been thinking about the importance of diversifying my investments rather than keeping what little money I have in U.S. based mutual funds). The comment went like this: “hey i may not know you very well or seen you...

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