Upwork = Fucking Awesome

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First off, there are no affiliate links in this post.  I’m just super stoked about this amazing platform.

Second, Upwork is fucking  awesome!  Let me repeat, UPWORK IS FUCKING AWESOME!!!

If you have sensitive ears, err eyes, you probably want to stop reading now, if you haven’t done so already.  I used to be fairly loose with my language around here, but lately I’ve been keeping it professional.  Not today.  This post warrants the emphasis.

Why am I so excited?  I’ll get there, but let me back up first. Continue reading

To Monetize or Not to Monetize?

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First off, we have no plans to monetize this blog.  We simply enjoy sharing our ideas and interacting with our readers.  Carrying on this virtual double life has been a fun way to break up the daily grind and has motivated us even more to reach our goals.  Not to mention, I don’t think we’d make much from our 9,200 all-time page views. 😉

However, later this year I’m going to have a lot more free time on my hands to let the creative juices flow and experiment with new things.  And you know that’ll probably include looking for ways to build new income streams.  Since we plan to take full advantage of living in the UK to travel extensively and see as much of that part of the world as we can, I’ve been thinking of a way to combine both interests. Continue reading

Race Day

This is the first of hopefully many posts in my new creative writing series.  Enjoy!

An alarm sounds at 5:15 AM.  I hit snooze.  Not yet, just five more minutes, please.  Seconds later it sounds again.  I must get up.  After all, it’s Race Day.  My body is tired and achy.  I stumble out of bed, making my way to the kitchen, eyes still burning with exhaustion.

The morning is quiet and still.  Children are sleeping peacefully.  They have been dutifully training for The Race over the last nine months.  For good behavior and following the rules, they’ve been granted a temporary reprieve. Continue reading

Why Start a Blog?

There are numerous personal finance and healthy living blogs across the internet, so why start another?  I guess there are several reasons we took the plunge.

  1. I have a lot on my mind and no one to really talk to aside from Mrs. DTG.  At our age, the idea of financial independence and early retirement is so foreign to most people that even hinting at the subject draws strange looks.  The end result is a quick change of subject to more acceptable topics such as buying expensive luxury cars, what movies come out this weekend, or popular TV shows.

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