A Coastal Road Trip

Road trips are fun. We recently returned from a 500-mile route in the EV and a great time was had by all.

We spent 5-days / 4-nights on the road, visited an aquarium, an amusement park, and a few beaches, and had some delicious sushi and greek cuisine.

Travel hacking was involved, naturally. All 4 hotel nights were “free” and we spent ~$0 on fuel.

Let’s explore.

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How I Borrowed Over $250,000 at 0% Interest

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GCC: Every once in awhile, somebody does something incredibly amazing. And when they do, I always ask myself, “How did they do that?!” and “Could I also do this amazing thing?”

In this case, that amazing thing is borrowing $250,000 at 0% interest while saving $30k in taxes, $6k+ in interest, and earning $2k+ in bonuses.

Read on to see how one Go Curry Cracker reader did just that.

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Accessing Airport Lounges and Restaurants for Free with Priority Pass

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As summer travel begins to take shape, many of us will find ourselves spending a significant amount of time in airports – especially with the recent trend of canceled and delayed flights among domestic carriers. What better way to pass the time and frustration than to relax in a quiet and comfortable lounge, ensconced from the madness of the terminal?

Today we’ll discuss how to do so for free.
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Legal Money Laundering

Cash flow is kind of important, in (early) retirement as in life. No cash flow, no nuthin’ – can’t pay the bills, can’t buy the things, can’t do the stuff.

A couple common cash flow challenges in early retirement involve:

  • wanting to spend retirement account income before age 59.5 (you have the funds, it’s just locked in tax-deferred accounts)
  • contributing to tax-deferred accounts when you have little to no cash on hand (but have earned income)

I like to get around these challenges with a little legal money laundering.

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Our California Dreamin’ Budget

We are coming up on a year of living in California and are now largely accustomed to this new lifestyle. We have our routines and most things are on autopilot, including our spending.

With our big move I had framed out a rough budget and recently reviewed our expenses to make sure it was at least in the right ballpark.

Below I answer some frequently asked questions:

  • how much do we spend?
  • where does the money go?
  • where does the money come from?

Let’s go.

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