Going to Boston and New York City (May 24, 2014)


The exciting times have started to arrive. Later on today, I will be heading off to the airport to fly out to Boston! As someone who has never ventured off to the East Coast before, I’m amped up and looking forward to this next adventure. I’m pretty burned out right now so this R&R time is very much needed. I’ll be lounging in Boston until next Wednesday, and then I head off to New York City! I’ll be getting there by train, which was paid for by the points I accrued for clearing the minimum spend on the Barclays Arrival card. I’ll be leaving NYC on June 2. If any East Coast bloggers or readers want to meet up and chat, or grab some coffee, let me know. I know there is a large NYC contingent of personal finance bloggers and early FI enthusiasts for sure!

While I’m away vacationing, the blog updates will slow down a bit. I may post some pictures of the trip sporadically, but probably won’t get a chance to write any new articles. I should have a lot to share when I get back though. 🙂

In other news, I am still working hard on saving funds, as I hope to purchase at least one more rental property sometime later this year. If everything goes smoothly, I may have enough for a downpayment by the end of June. Since I will be traveling around the world in August, I probably won’t start the whole process (searching, visiting, closing, etc.) until I get back. I’ll most likely hold off until September, which is when I plan to visit Memphis/Dallas/Houston.

Also, I wanted to take this time to thank everyone for the amazing feedback I got from the ask the readers post. This was very constructive feedback, and I’m excited about all the new ideas and suggestions. Hopefully, this will help improve the blog and make it even better! Let’s give the people what they want to read. So, don’t worry, there will be no “how to save $$$ by cutting cable out of your life” posts coming down the pipeline. Although, I may want to do another “latte post” in the near future… 🙂

I hope everyone has a fun, relaxing Memorial Day weekend. Go out there and create some wonderful memories. I’ll see you all in a week!

P.S. Just got my Global Entry card yesterday and am stoked to try out TSA Pre later today!!

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6 years ago

Enjoy Boston, I grew up about 15 min south and lived in Boston until moving to Dallas 6 years ago. Where are you staying? Looks like a lot of rain this weekend, unfortunately.

No Nonsense Landlord
6 years ago

Have fun in MA. I went to High school in Middleboro, MA. Lots of great pizza joints there, even better than NY. Lots of great history too.

The Wallet Doctor
6 years ago

Sounds like you are about to have tons of fun! Keep us updated as you can!

A Frugal Family's Journey

Have fun while re-charging the batteries! Sounds like your also concurrently re-charging your bank account as well. 🙂

Good luck with your goal to purchase rental #6, sounds like you’ll have something by summertime. Cheer!

Jason @ Islands of Investing

Have a fantastic, much deserved break Fi Fighter – relax and enjoy yourself! It’s always nice to switch off from blogging for a short while to recharge, and focus on some other fun things in life! Don’t worry, we’re happy to wait patiently for your next post 🙂

JC @ Passive-Income-Pursuit

Enjoy! I’ve been to NYC twice and it was awesome. Still trying to make it up to Boston and Phillie but just haven’t had the time yet.

6 years ago

Try to check out Boston Common, the installation of 37,000 US flags for memorial day looks stunning!
I live in Boston but will be in NYC 26-28 😉

6 years ago

Nice! I bet you will have a great time on your vacation. Enjoy it.
Also are you planning on dividend investing or stay strictly with REI?

6 years ago

Enjoy Boston and New York, I am sure you will have a fantastic time.

In my student days, I travelled down the East Coast of USA and absolutely loved it. Once on the east coast, I did all my travelling by Greyhound buses which I can say was an experience in itself! Lets just say that as a 20 year old English backpacker, I had some interesting conversions with some very interesting people! It was cheap though!

Dave @ The New York Budget

Nice! I’ll shoot you an email about meeting up in NYC – I was out of town this past weekend, without much access to email, but now I’m back and would love to meet up!