Episode 9 - Budget Recap: June to December 2018

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We left home in June 2018 with the goal of traveling in South America for one year with a budget of $10,000. We are 7 months into our trip and wanted to update everyone on our budget progress. The not-so-big surprise is we are over budget by quite a bit. In this episode we discuss our mindset behind choosing the $10,000 goal and breakdown our spending to date. We also leak some details about our future plans for travel over the next few months...you're going to want to check this one out!

If you’re curious to read a little bit behind our mindset for picking the $10,000 budget, you can do so here. Also, you can read blog posts that recap our budget progress for June, July, and August 2018. And if you want to know even more, check out Episode 2, where we discuss how we were able to financially leave our jobs at the age of 31 and pursue long-term travel.

We mention Personal Capital and Google Project Fi in this episode too...see our recommended resources page for even more information. You can also read more here about why we love Google Project Fi!

Finally...if you're interested, we list the actual amounts that we have spent per category below.

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Resources Mentioned in this Episode

Google Project Fi

Personal Capital

Our Recommended Resources

Music Attribution

Earning Happiness by John Bartmann licensed under a CC0 1.0 Universal License.

And here are the actual numbers for the amount of money that we have spent from June 2018 to December 31, 2018.

  • Travel: $4,893

  • Groceries: $597

  • Restaurants: $1,965

  • Lodging: $1,698

  • Tours: $1,030

  • Bills: $646

  • Misc.: $2,924

  • Total: $13,755

Until next time here's a beautiful rainbow in Chile!


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