Wants vs. Needs

Finding happiness in life can be achieved (in part) by being able to make a clear distinction between what we truly need and what we want.  To make sure we are clear, let’s start with some definitions.  A “need” can be defined as something that is necessary, which can be further clarified as the basic requirements of life, such as Read More …

The Plan

By nature I am a planner.  As soon as my husband and I agreed on “The Dream”, I started mentally thinking of the specific steps to convert that to “The Plan”. Part 1: Financial – As the saying goes, stuff ain’t free.  There are a lot of factors that influence what the budget needs to Read More …

It all starts with a dream

A few years ago, we came across an article entitled “The Let’s-Sell-Our-House-and-See-the-World Retirement“.  In it we learned about two retirees who are spending their retirement living in furnished apartments in various countries around the world.  Some people may read this and think those people are insane.  We are not those people.  Instead, we thought that was Read More …