Category Archives: Q & A From our Readers

Financials with a Reader: “I Have ‘X’ Amount of Money. Can I Retire?”

So, I’m curious what the dollar amount of your investments was when you “retired” at 38? Continue reading

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Comparing Comitan, Mexico and San Cristobal, Mexico

Between Comitan and San Cristobal, which is your favorite town? Is it possible to find a fairly inexpensive apartment to rent in Comitan or maybe stay at a hotel for a good long term rate? Continue reading

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A Financial Discussion with a Reader

I am 38 now with a healthy nest egg and income outside of my W2. I have 3 kids from 5 months to age 4. At what point is a safe point to call it quits and focus on family? Continue reading

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Financials, of Course

I am taking SS, but someone pointed out that at my age of 65, I should use my savings without worry. Continue reading

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I’m Ready to get out of the Rat Race

I’m going to be 61 this year, and I’m ready to hang it up. Continue reading

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I Want to Retire and Travel. Should I Have Kids or Not?

Kids change everything when it comes to retirement, especially for someone middle-aged like me. Continue reading

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Panic!!

Yesterday my husband came home with the news that he’s about to be laid off, and we immediately began to wonder whether we could afford to retire now. Continue reading

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What Is “Slow Travel?”

We know a man who does some “slow travel” and he lives on $12k a year and seems to be able to manage that fairly well. It’s definitely doable and not impossible. Continue reading

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Secure Online Transactions When Traveling

I would like to be able to move money around between accounts, for example, without fear of my information being stolen over public Wifi.
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I am forced to think about retirement as I have been laid off my job

I find the complexity and uncertainty of figuring retirement out
daunting with College costs, medical insurance cost, possible wedding
cost, etc. But now I’m forced to evaluate it because I’ve been laid
off at 55. Continue reading

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