The Purpose and Lost Art of Travelling

Some of the top reasons people cite for travelling is for “personal growth”, “cultural exploration” and “to find themselves”. But what most people end up doing is sight-seeing the usual tourist attractions, eating out every day, relaxing, getting massages, or filling their days with curated/planned itineraries from tour agencies or TripAdvisor. I confess; I’ve been on these types of “standard” holidays. And other than indulging and escaping, there’s not much soul-searching or personal growth going on (at least not for me). So I decided to go on a different kind of trip.

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3 Reasons why the Financially Independent are Still Working

“I didn’t know you still work,” is a common reaction from people who I’ve met through this blog. The underlying assumption is that being “financially independent” comes packaged with “early retirement”; when you have one, you get the other. While “early retirement”, to most people, seems like a desirable and logical endpoint, I choose to continue working (even with the uncertainty of my brain condition). Here’s why I do it and why I think you should too.

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Why I’m Still Practicing Frugality – From a Global Crisis Perspective

“You don’t need to be frugal anymore,” is a common piece of advice I often get from friends and family. Though I tell them that I’m happy living this way and truly content with what I already have, they just can’t believe it. The concept is so foreign to them. “You have the money. And it’s not going to benefit you when you’re dead,” they say. “So why not enjoy it?” That’s when I have to start listing the global reasons as to why I still practice frugality (and why they should too).

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