090R | Longest Vacation Ever

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090R The Longest Vacation
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Brad gets back from vacation, Jonathan talks about bringing vegetarianism into his diet, and voicemails from the community highlighting CLEP tests and a 401k win.

  • Brad is back from a month-long vacation in the U.K.
  • Is this Brad’s first experience with “slow travel”?
  • Where will Brad’s family go next?
  • If you can optimize small things, they add up.
  • Brad joined a ChooseFI meet up in London, with Barney from The Escape Artist and Ken from The Humble Penny.
  • Is there a more efficient way to be active than slaving away on the treadmill?
  • Are your health and exercise habits actually adding value to your life?
  • Brad thinks maybe he’ll try a vegan diet for a short time, as was recommended on Monday’s episode.
  • How has Jonathan incorporated additional spices into his family’s meals?
  • “Eat food, not too much, mostly plants” – Michael Pollan
  • How much money could Jonathan save if his family went vegetarian?
  • What is intermittent fasting?
  • Email from Alex, confirming the advantage and benefits of veganism.
  • Does veganism have a PR issue?
  • What tools will Jonathan use to increase his vegetable diet during the next few weeks.
  • Voicemail from Ben, about using CLEP tests, which are free for members of the military, to decrease the time it takes to complete a university degree.
  • Voicemail from Michael: strategically moving money from taxable investment accounts into non-taxable accounts will move him into a 0% tax bracket.

 

Recipes Mentioned by Jonathan

Vegan Pad Thai

Instant Pot Refried Beans

Links Mentioned on Show

Araminta Financially Mint

James | Rethink the Rat Race

 

 

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4 thoughts on “090R | Longest Vacation Ever”

  1. I usually always follow the advice to “never pass up an opportunity to keep your mouth shut” and to I do not mean to cause any dissension, if a certain diet works for you; wonderful.

    But only to inject a little bit of balance that you can take or leave, there are many who learn the hard way that plant based diets cause all sorts of problems. https://meatheals.com/ is beginning to document the problems eating meat only (I know, I see you rolling your eyes) has solved. Reading about the suffering of these poor folks have endured (most of which seem to come from plant based diets, myself included) is heart breaking. I only mention this to say, if you go down this road, be very careful and observe what is really happening in your body and be honest with what happens. As Jim Rohn taught us: Be a student, not a follower.

  2. Slow travel is the bomb! We are two years into our slow travel and absolutely love it. A month seems like a long time, unfortunately, it is only a long vacation according to Americans. Most developed countries take a month or more for vacations at least that is what it seems like from the road. We meet people from all over the world, but hardly anyone from the USA.

    We did the work from Hawaii for a month and had a place on Oahu for most of our time but also spent a week in Maui where we camped on the beach. Camping was amazing and saved us a ton.

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