Lifestyle Design


Last updated: 08/22/17There is one thing that pisses me off about financial savings articles, and that is the recap of a saver’s journey. The articles generally start with the person in question sharing their debt load, the plan they followed, and skips to the fact that they became debt free because of it X years later. That’s great, but what is missing is the many years of hard work and commitment that it took to make the...

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Last updated: 08/22/17It has been a few months now since we announced that Living the Dream would become a Lifestyle Design blog, and since then we have spent a great deal of time working on fixing up our site to operate in the global vision we have for it. One of the interesting things we’ve learned during this time is not about the struggles we face when joining this new blogging genre (to be quite honest, I don’t really...

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Last updated: 12/13/16One thing that always frustrates me about financial advice articles is that they always seem to focus on just one topic as the golden rule everyone must follow in order to prosper. “Build a business and achieve your dreams!” “Max out your 401k for a great retirement!” “You must cut your spending to live within your means!” Okay, yes, all of these things are true, but if you...

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Last updated: 04/3/16I’m not going to lie to you, I love long-term travel but I really have no intention of ever doing a long-term trip ever again. Considering we founded this site to be a long-term travel blog, it poses a bit of a problem for us when it comes to the topic of what we’re going to do next.  Do we shut it all down and call it a job well done, change the theme altogether, or do we migrate to something that we...

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Last updated: 09/8/17As many readers of this website know, we operate a sister blog, Discover the Burgh, focusing on being a travel guide to Pittsburgh, PA.  If you’ve been here before, you also know that we have an incredible view from our house that we frequently share. Ever since coming up with the concept for our local blog, I’ve dreamed about having a webcam on our deck pointing at the skyline for anyone to see at any...

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Last updated: 04/16/17It shouldn’t be a surprise to most here that I work- a lot.  Between my day job, blogging on lunch, and even more blogging on night and weekends I tend to sit in front of a computer for, well, at least 12 hours a day during the week and about four or five hours a day on weekends. Needless to say, that doesn’t leave a lot of time for working out. When I traveled full-time this wasn’t a problem....

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