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Fast Personal Growth Through Slow Travel
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Fast Personal Growth Through Slow Travel

  As I'm writing this post (four weeks before you're reading it) we've been in Spain for over a month. Here are a few facts about our trip: My spouse and I are financially independent. I've been retired for 13 years, and I'm now 54 years old. We're empty-nesters again (for the first time in over 22 ...

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Lifestyles In Retirement:  90 Days In Spain
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Lifestyles In Retirement: 90 Days In Spain

We've been enjoying life in Andalusia for the last six weeks. My spouse and I have been financially independent for nearly 15 years and now we're in our early 50s. When I retired from the military in 2002, our daughter was nine years old and we spent much of the next decade on parenting. We enjoyed the usual family ...

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Lifestyles in Retirement: Hawaii Vacation
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Lifestyles in Retirement: Hawaii Vacation

The Mainland weather is getting warmer and most of you seem to be thawing out. I wouldn't torture you with this post in January, but now that spring has sprung it seems to be a good time to answer the urgent financial independence question that I get several times a month: "Hey, Nords: what should we see & do in ...

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Medical tourism at Bangkok’s Bumrungrad Hospital
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Medical tourism at Bangkok’s Bumrungrad Hospital

The two biggest obstacles to financial independence are inflation and healthcare -- yet military veterans and retirees seem to have more options for dealing with inflation. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act gives the American medical system a strong incentive to reduce expenses. The military Tricare ...

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Lifestyles In Retirement: Bangkok
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Lifestyles In Retirement: Bangkok

. Last month our Ohana Nords enjoyed a three-week family vacation in Bangkok. I'll describe what we saw and learned, and another post will go into the details of my "medical tourism" trip through Bumrungrad Hospital. If you're seeking your financial independence through a lower cost of living, this is one of ...

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