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Are Household Expenses Holding You Hostage?

I’m going to throw out a little idea for you to consider…

What if I told you that aside from any at-home expenses you inevitability have, I believe anyone can travel, and travel well on less than a $1000 a month?  Mine is less than that and I am so far doing pretty well with it, with money to spare.

Listen, you have to live somewhere, I get that. But what if instead of looking at the same four walls in your house or apartment, you could look at different walls in different locations and spend the day going on a different adventures. Most people save up for these “I’m having the time of my life” vacations. Well, if that is what you want, maybe it’s time to ask yourself the following question:

What’s holding me back from being on vacation everyday?  

If you freed yourself from all the household expenses that go along with living in one place, your bills wouldn’t be holding you hostage in your home anymore.  Take a look at what it’s costing you to stay at home:

  • Utilities bills
  • TV cable and internet access
  • Car payment
  • Insurance

and the list goes on…

Without all those added monthly expenses you’d free up that money, which you could  use for traveling anywhere in the world that you wanted to go.

Some people are NOT willing to give up things for experiences, my husband being one of them. If your content with saving the money to take an occasional vacation, great. There’s nothing wrong with that. But, if you’re bored with the same old day in and day out existence, perhaps it’s time to make a change in your lifestyle?

I’ve been married for 46 years. I am NOT willing to leave my husband. I am just willing to leave the partnership aspect of it behind if he doesn’t wish to travel with me all the time. He’s meeting me in Italy in a couple of months, and that’s great. I am looking forward to us traveling together for awhile. We’re even talking of going to Greece within the time span he decided to purchase his round trip ticket for. I will then go on with my traveling from there afterwards.

Even though it feels as though we are going our separate ways, we seem to be okay with that. I suppose only time will tell if my traveling is going to work within our marriage or not.  I’m very hopeful that it will.  I’d love to plan more travels together with him. But it has to be something he is going to enjoy doing because I will absolutely not drag him along if he would rather be home.

What are you willing to leave behind?

Where would you go?
What experiences do you want to have?

 It’s your life.
You only live once.
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