Things Don’t Always Have To Go Exactly As Planned


As planned, I found myself waiting for a flight on an early mid-September morning.  My excitement for this trip had been building for weeks.  Who would I meet?  What new opportunities would arise?  How would this trip influence my future?  The possibilities seemed endless.

But there was only one problem.

This wasn’t the trip I was originally supposed to take.  It wasn’t the one I’d planned for.  So what happened? Continue reading

Time For Another Move


Just as we were settling into a nice routine, it all came to an end.  We’d spent the last 23 days in temporary lodging, a 952 sq ft apartment on base.  Sleeping was a little tight because of bed sizes/configurations, but we had all the essentials.  It was nice and we got comfortable.

Until yesterday, that is.

We moved out of temporary lodging and into our new house.  While we should be ecstatic, Continue reading

Top 5 Differences Between the US and UK

St Edmundsbury Cathedral

St. Edmundsbury Cathedral

We’ve been living in England for a little over two weeks now and sometimes it’s easy to forget that we’re in a foreign country.  Everyone looks like us, speaks the same language, and we’re surrounded by a large American population.  However, a few things have stood out and continue to remind us that we’re no longer back in the states.

Here are the top five differences we’ve observed so far. Continue reading

Recapping Our First Week in England

England Houses 2

We’ve made it through our first week in England… and what a week it’s been!  Between traveling, finding a place to live, and figuring out how to get around mixed in with a few work responsibilities, we’ve been nonstop.

It took about 20 hours from the time we left the house in San Antonio until we arrived at temporary lodging on our new base.  The bulk of this time was a nine hour flight from Dallas to London.  The in-flight entertainment options were lacking, so thank goodness for the free drinks.  A couple glasses of wine and Mrs. DTG was out!

At the end of the day, we were all completely exhausted.  Fortunately, the kids did awesome which made our lives a lot easier and less stressful.

Every day we’re getting more and more comfortable Continue reading

The Intersection of Wealth and Health

Intersection of London and Paris

By the time you’re reading this, we should have already arrived in London.  When we first found out we’d be moving, there was one person who could not contain their excitement.  Based on her reactions here and here, I think she may have even been more excited than we were!  It’s only fitting then that on the day we arrive in the UK, she’d be the first personal finance blogger to make a guest appearance on this blog.

In case you haven’t figured it out yet, today’s post is brought to you by Maggie Banks at Northern Expenditure.  We’re so glad Maggie was gracious enough to write a post for us and we hope you enjoy! 

Mr. and Mrs. DTG are great about focusing on healthy living as part of their overall financial journey. This message on their amazing blog has always resonated with me (I’m an early fan). Health is important. Continue reading