Our Continued Adventures with Medical Tourism in Mexico

Why oh why would we head to Mexico in the middle of a pandemic?  Dental work, of course! How Mexico fits into our budget and medical plan This year, we made our third annual trip to Mexico for dental cleanings, x-rays, and exams.  In Mexico, we pay about 25% of what we’d pay in the … Continue reading Our Continued Adventures with Medical Tourism in Mexico

5 Things We Learned in Our 2nd Year of Early Retirement

1 It’s a marathon, not a sprint When we first retired, we felt like we needed to cross off all of our bucket list items as fast as we could.  We’re not sure if we thought we’d run out of time or we’d want/need to go back to work, but it just felt like we … Continue reading 5 Things We Learned in Our 2nd Year of Early Retirement

8 adjustments we’re making on a Coronavirus budget

A few weeks ago we went to Costco to buy paper towels since we were down to our last roll.  They were completely sold out!  We didn’t realize Coronavirus hysteria had already taken hold here in Mesa, Arizona.  Well…fast forward 2+ weeks and we’re making all kinds of adjustments to our budget and lifestyle and … Continue reading 8 adjustments we’re making on a Coronavirus budget

Our first year on an early retiree budget

We did pretty darn good living on a budget Assuming our budgeting positions! I had never really been on a budget before we started thinking about retiring early.  On the other hand, Carter was a budgeting guru.  He actually liked tracking expenses, balancing the books, and looking at trends.  Thank goodness!  We’ve also realized we’re … Continue reading Our first year on an early retiree budget