It’s getting more real.

We leave for Italy in a few weeks, and not just for a vacation …for four years.

It’s going to be an exciting and challenging journey, but I know it will be worth it.

I’ve covered plenty of ways to save money in the US, and while I will continue to write articles that apply to everyone, I will add in some pieces on saving money in Europe (for living or vacation). You’re welcome!

What You May Have Missed…

Here are a few great reads this week…

  1. Declining a Million Dollar Blog Deal [Budgets Are Sexy] J. Money was offered a huge deal to sell both of his websites, and he declined it. And then he realized that it was a whole lot of money, so he took it! And then his heart got the best of him, so he declined it. Read about the story and the deal! Also, check out J’s new money forums and sign up!
  2. Financial Lessons From the 2016 Presidential Election [Oblivious Investor] The only article I will post on the election.
  3. Small Change, Small Victories [The Art of Simple] We are all guilty of taking the little things for granted. At the end of our lives, I think we will look back and realize that the little things make up the majority of our life.
  4. Google and Facebook to Fight Fake News Sites [Consumerist] I love satire as much as the next guy, but life was much easier when satire was obviously satire. Now that it appears people are trying to push satire as real news, it is getting out of control. Satire is meant to be fun, not to confuse people into believing it’s real.
  5. An Honest Assessment of Early Retirement [Mr. Tako Escapes] It’s really interesting to get someone’s take on early retirement. I think retirement is often a false goal. The important thing is to know what retirement means. The “traditional” view of  sitting around and doing nothing, or sitting on s beach everyday is pretty boring, honestly. What does retirement really mean to you?

What have you been reading this week?