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Surprised by Grief

We will be moving out of our home and into an Airbnb in 8 weeks. Gonzalo will be leaving for Spain in 9 weeks. I will be joining him with…

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Student Visa Fiasco

In my last post, I was happy to report that I had passed the CFP® Exam – hooray! What I neglected to mention is that within 48 hours of the…

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Yippee – I Passed!

This blog has been neglected in recent months because I have been studying for the CFP® Exam. I started studying 4 ½ years ago, got halfway through the coursework, and…

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R.I.P. Midlife Escape

R.I.P. Midlife Escape

My boss found out about my blog today.  It was a stressful day at the office. Midlife Escape is a blog about saving for, planning, and taking a midlife career…

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An Epic Plot Twist

Gonzalo (my husband) is finally on board and ready to support this wildly irresponsible sabbatical idea, but there are conditions: “I am from Latin America and I don’t want to…

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The Art of Not Planning

I don’t want to plan anymore. I don’t want to pore over site after site of travel information obsessing over where we should go and what it will cost. I…

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